Solid State Physics

Review of fundamental ideas, Atoms and molecules (Schrödinger's equations, perturbation theory, many-electron problem, one-electron approximation, Hartree method), free electron approximation (Sommerfeld model, free-electron gas, Fermi surface), bonding and energy levels, Bloch functions and Brillouin zones, semiconductors (band structure, carrier concentration, impurity states, optical properties).

Contact information
Prof Magnus Wagener
Associate Professor
Tel: +27 41 504 4317