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Graduate Record 2005-2006 
Graduate Record 2005-2006 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

MSE 714 - Quantization in Solids

Quantization arising from eigenvalue problems is discussed in relation to the classical and quantum wave equations. This theory is applied to lattice vibrations (phonons) and electrons in a solid. Topics studied in detail include cohesion, thermal properties (e.g., specific heat and conductivity), electrical properties (e.g., metallic conductivity and semiconductor junctions) and optical properties (e.g., luminescence and photoconductivity). (SI)

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