The exhaustive list of topics in Electronic Properties of Solids in which we provide **Help with Homework Assignment** and **Help with Project** is as follows:

**Quantum Mechanics:**Quantum mechanics of matter waves, Time-independent Schrodinger Equation, Solution of Schrodinger equation.**Energy bands in solids:**

- Translational vectors & the reciprocal lattice
- Brillouin zone
- Brillouin zones in one,two & three dimensions
- Free electron bands
- Band structure for some metals & semiconductors
- Curves & planes of equal energy
- Fermi energy & Fermi surface
- Density of states and population density
- Consequences of band model

**Electrical properties of metals & alloys:**

- Classical theory of conductivity
- Quantum mechanical theory of conductivity
- Metals, alloys,ordering & phase stability
- Superconductivity: theory & experiment

**Electrical properties of semiconductors:**

- Band structure
- Intrinsic & Extrinsic semiconductors
- Hall effect
- Compound semiconductors
- Electrical properties for device applications

**Electrical properties of smart materials:**

- Conducting polymer & organic metals
- Conduction in metal oxides
- Metallic glasses
- Dielectric properties
- Ferroelectricity & piezoelectricity

**Magnetic properties of materials**:

- Classical theory of magnetic phenomena & their interpretations: Diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, antiferromagnetism, ferrimagnetism.
- Quantum mechanical considerations of the magnetic phenomena
- Applications: Soft magnetic materials, Hard magnetic materials, Magnetic recording & magnetic memories.
- Applications to novel materials: Ferromagnetic shape-memory alloys & Dilute magnetic semiconductors

**Thermal properties of materials:**

- Thermal properties: Heat capacity, specific heat, thermal conductivity
- Classical theory of heat capacity
- Quantum mechanical considerations-the phonon: Einstein & Debye models
- Electronic & phononic contributions to heat capacity
- Thermal conduction in metals & alloys-classical and quantum theories
- Thermal conduction in dielectric materials
- Thermal expansion