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Course Outline
- Periodic arrays of atoms.
- Fundamental types of lattices.
- Index system for crystal planes.
- Simple crystal structures.
- Direct imaging of atomic structure.
- Non-ideal crystal structures.
- Diffraction of waves by crystals.
- Scattered wave amplitude.
- Brillouin zones.
- Fourier analysis of the basis.
- Quasi crystals.
- Crystals of inert gases.
- Ionic crystals.
- Covalent crystals.
- Metals.
- Hydrogen bonds.
- Analysis of elastic strains.
- Elastic compliance and stiffness constants.
- Elastic waves in cubic crystals.
- Vibrations of crystals with monatomic basis.
- Two atoms per primitive basis.
- Quantization of elastic waves.
Course Outline
- Phonon momentum.
- Inelastic scattering by phonons.
- Phonon.
- Heat capacity.
- Anharmonic crystal interactions.
- Thermal conductivity.
- Electronic heat capacity.
- Diffraction pattern, glasses.
- Amorphous ferromagnets and semiconductors.
- Low energy excitations in amorphous solids.
- Fiber optics.
- Lattice vacancies.
- Diffusion.
- Color centers.
- Shear strength of single crystals.
- Dislocations.
- Strength of alloys.
- Dislocations and crystal growth.
- Hardness of materials.