# MTLE-6120: Advanced Electronic Properties of Materials

(Spring 2023)

**Instructor:**Ravishankar Sundararaman (sundar@rpi.edu)**Lectures:**Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:00 to 11:50 am**Location:**MRC 136**Office hours:**Thursdays 5-6 pm on WebEx**Primary text:***Principles of Electronic Materials and Devices*by S.O. Kasap

**Background reading (as needed):***Introduction to Solid State Physics*by C. Kittel*Introduction to Quantum Mechanics*by D.J. Griffiths*Introduction to Electrodynamics*by D.J. Griffiths

- Syllabus handout

## Lecture slides

- Introduction
- Theoretical background
- Material properties
- Fermi theory of metals
- Electron transport: phonons and electron-phonon scattering
- Intrinsic and extrinsic semiconductors
- Insulating materials: dielectrics, ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics etc.
- Magnetism: dia-, para- and ferro-magnetism, hysteresis
- Superconductivity
- Optical properties: absorption, emission, luminescence, fluorescence, lasing
- Low-dimensional materials

- Interface properties

## Homework assignments

- HW1 due 1/20/2023 (Solution)
- HW2 due 1/27/2023 (Solution)
- HW3 due 2/3/2023 (Solution)
- HW4 due 2/10/2023 (Solution)
- HW5 due 2/17/2023 (Solution)
- HW6 due 3/3/2023 (Solution)
- HW7 due 3/17/2023 (Solution)
- HW8 due 3/24/2023 (Solution)
- HW9 due 3/31/2023 (Solution)
- HW10 due 4/7/2023 (Solution)
- HW11 due 4/14/2023 (Solution)