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PHYS 120: Physics of Materials

[4 units]

Electrical, optical, and magnetic properties of solids. Free electron model, introduction to band theory. Crystal structures and lattice vibrations. Mechanisms and characterization of electrical conductivity, optical absorption, magnetic behavior, dielectric properties, and p-n junctions.

Prerequisite: (PHYS 009  or PHYS 009H ) and CHEM 112 . Laboratory included.

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