**ABOUT THE COURSE**
In Materials Science as well as in Physics, many concepts are elegantly represented in what is known as “Reciprocal Space”. As the name suggests this is inversely related to the commonly encountered and familiar everyday “Real Space”. In this course we will see how Reciprocal Space is defined. How it is mathematically related to Real Space. How the approaches used in Materials Science texts and Physics texts on this topic, relate to each other. We will also put it to use to look at specific aspects of Materials Science and Physics.

Essential Concepts of Solid State Physics

Author: Prathap Haridoss

Publisher: Wiley

Research Interests: Carbon nanomaterials, PEM Fuel Cells, Semiconducting nanomaterials

Materials Science approach to defining Reciprocal space;

Diffraction and reciprocal space;

Worked examples

Ewald Sphere and lattices in reciprocal space;

Wigner Sietz cells and Brillouin Zones;

Worked examples

Brillouin Zones, Diffraction and allowed energy levels;

E Vs K, Brillouin zones and the Origin of Bands;

Worked examples

Mathematical representation of real space, Fourier Transforms;

Reciprocal space as Fourier transform of real Space;

Mathematical notation for reciprocal space

Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam.

It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.