Introduction and Approach, Properties of materials and some important relationships, Free electron theory of metals, Drude model Electronic Conductivity, Drude model Thermal Conductivity – Ratio the Wiedemann Franz Law.

Maxwell Boltzmann Statistics, Limitations of the Drude model, Elementary quantum mechanics: History and Significant concepts, The Drude Sommerfeld model, Fermi Dirac statistics, Density of states, Fermi Energy and Fermi Surface, Improvements over Drude model, remaining limitations.

Specific heat, phonons, Real space Vs Recirpocal space, Diffraction condition and its significance for electron energy, Wigner Seitz cells, Brillouin zones, Band Theory, Density of occupied states, the origin of anisotropy.

Electrons and Holes, Classification of semiconductors, Direct Band gap, indirect Band gap, opto electronic materials, Magnetic properties, superconductivity, Meissner effect, Bose-Einstein Statistics, BCS theory, High temperature superconductors, physics of nano scale materials

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Course Curriculum

Mod-01 Lec-01 Introduction Physics of Materials Details 50:58
Mod-01 Lec-02 Properties of Materials Details 51:18
Mod-01 Lec-03 Thermal Expansion Details 55:7
Mod-01 Lec-04 Measuring Electrical Conductivity: DC and AC Details 52:9
Mod-01 Lec-05 Free Electron Gas Details 51:2
Mod-01 Lec-06 The Ideal Gas Details 49:12
Mod-01 Lec-07 Drude Model: Electrical Conductivity Details 48:34
Mod-01 Lec-08 Drude Model: Thermal Conductivity Details 51:12
Mod-01 Lec-09 Drude Model: Successes and Limitations Details 49:36
Mod-01 Lec-10 Drude Model: Source of Shortcomings Details 52:53
Mod-01 Lec-11 Large Systems and Statistical Mechanics Details 55:16
Mod-01 Lec-12 Maxwell Boltzmann Statistics Details 54:49
Mod-02 Lec-13 Classical Particles and Quantum Particles Details 54:32
Mod-02 Lec-14 History of Quantum Mechanics-1 Details 55:42
Mod-02 Lec-15 History of Quantum Mechanics-2 Details 54:7
Mod-02 Lec-16 Introduction to Drude Sommerfeld model Details 53:14
Mod-02 Lec-17 Fermi-Dirac Statistics: Part 1 Details 54:17
Mod-02 Lec-18 Fermi-Dirac Statistics: Part 2 Details 50:58
Mod-02 Lec-19 Features of the Fermi Dirac Distribution Function Details 53:26
Mod-02 Lec-20 Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution Vs Fermi-Dirac Distribution Details 51:45
Mod-02 Lec-21 Anisotropy and Periodic Potential in a Solid Details 56:40
Mod-02 Lec-22 Confinement and Quantization: Part 1 Details 56:6
Mod-02 Lec-23 Confinement and Quantization: Part 2 Details 53:46
Mod-02 Lec-24 Density of States Details 51:48
Mod-02 Lec-25 Fermi Energy, Fermi Surface, Fermi Temperature Details 51:52
Mod-02 Lec-26 Electronic Contribution to Specific Heat at Constant Volume Details 50:57
Mod-03 Lec-27 Reciprocal Space – 1:Introduction to Reciprocal Space Details 52:48
Mod-03 Lec-28 Reciprocal Space – 2: Condition for Diffraction Details 49:35
Mod-03 Lec-29 Reciprocal Space – 3: Ewald sphere, Simple Cubic, FCC and BCC in Reciprocal Space Details 53:35
Mod-03 Lec-30 Wigner Seitz Cell and Introduction to Brillouin Zones Details 56:9
Mod-03 Lec-31 Brillouin Zones, Diffraction, and Allowed Energy Levels Details 0:53
Mod-03 Lec-32 E Vs k, Brillouin Zones and the Origin of Bands Details 55:56
Mod-03 Lec-33 Calculating Allowed Energy Bands and Forbidden Band Gaps Details 47:19
Mod-03 Lec-34 Bands; Free Electron Approximation, Tight Binding Approximation Details 53:42
Mod-04 Lec-35 Semiconductors Details 53:44
Mod-04 Lec-36 Magnetic Properties Details 54:58
Mod-04 Lec-37 Compounds; Phonons, Optoelectronic Materials Details 51:58
Mod-04 Lec-38 Superconductivity Details 51:47
Mod-04 Lec-39 Bose-Einstein Statistics Details 51:54
Mod-04 Lec-40 Physics of Nano Scale Materials; Course Summary Details 57:38

This course is part of NPTEL online courses, delivered by IIT Madras.

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