**[Cr:4, Lc:3, Tt:1, Lb:0]**

- Periodic Structure and Symmetry of Crystals. Fundamental types of lattices. Simple crystal structures. Diffraction, Bragg's Law, Reciprocal Lattice.
- Chemical Bonding (Ionic, covalent, hydrogen, metallic). Lattice Dynamics, Phonons. Brioullin zones. Group and phase velocity. Thermal Properties. Normal modes, density of states, Debye theory, Einstein model.
- Free Electron Gas in 1D, 2D, 3D. Heat capacity. Electrical conductivity. Hall effect. Thermal conductivity. Nearly Free Electron Approximation. Bloch Theorem and Band Structure. Kronig-Penney model. Tight Binding Method. Fermi Surface.
- Semiconductors: Band Gap, Electrons, Holes, Impurities. Band theory for semiconductors.
- Magnetic properties of materials. Concepts of Dia-, Para-, Ferro- and Antiferro- Magnetism. Introduction to Superconductivity & Superfluidity.

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- H. Ibach & H. Luth, Solid State Physics, Springer (2003).