Tutorial: Monday 11:05-12:55

A booklist and topics for the course.

Lectures notes.

Problem sheet for the first part of the course.

Solutions to tutorial questions 1-6.

Solutions to tutorial questions 7-12.

Solutions to tutorial questions 13-18.

Solutions to tutorial questions 19-22.

Solutions to tutorial questions 23-25.

Notes from tutorial on 15-02-21.

Notes from tutorial on 22-02-21.

Notes from tutorial on 11-03-21.

First assignment, due in before 5pm on Friday the 5th March.

Solution to the first assignment.

Handouts for the course:

- 2-dimensional Bravais lattices.
- Brillouin zones for 2-dimensional hexagonal lattice.
- An example of a quasi-crystal : a regular structure with five-fold symmetry but no translation symmetries, a Penrose tiling of the 2-dimensional plane.
- The fourteen 3-dimensional Bravais lattices.
- Body centred cubic lattice structure.
- Face centred lattice structure.
- Hexagonal close packed structure.
- Symmetries of the cube.
- Examples of reflection symmetries of the cube.
- The first four Brillouin zones of the 2-dimensional square lattice.
- Bragg peak directions for reflection from the first two Brillouin zones of the 2-dimensional square lattice.
- Incident Bragg peak directions for reflection from the first four Brillouin zones of the 2-dimensional square lattice.
- Reflected Bragg peak directions for reflection from the first four Brillouin zones of the 2-dimensional square lattice.
- Notes on Fourier transforms.