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Manaka Takaaki 
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Fall Semester

Outline of lecture

Fundamentals of crystallography, including lattice and point symmetry, are given to introduce physical tensors (electric, magnetic, elastic optical, etc.) of crystals.
Principles of crystal-structure analyses and phonon vibrations are introduced, with which fundamentals of methodologies for crystal-structures analyses using X-ray, are given. Fundamental optical properties of crystals and the interaction between light and materials are also introduced.

Purpose of lecture

The objective of this lecture is to understand fundamentals of crystallography (lattice and point group), physical tensors (of electricity, magnetism, elasticity, and optics), lattice vibration, and methodology of crystallographic analysis (X-ray diffraction, electron beam diffraction, etc). This lecture also focuses on the optical properties of solids within the framework of crystal physics and solid state physics.

Plan of lecture

1. Introduction & Crystal solid
2. Crystal structure
3. Reciprocal Lattice
4. Wave diffraction from crystals
5. Crystal symmetry and point group
6. X-ray crystal analysis
7. Mid-term Examination
8. Fundamentals of optics
9. Interaction between light and matter
10. Light propagation in crystals
11. Crystal symmetry and physical properties ~fundamentals of tensors~
12. Nonlinear optical effects 1
13. Nonlinear optical effects 2
14. Spectroscopic techniques and analysis 1
15. Researve

Textbook and reference

C. Kittel, 窶廬ntroduction to Solid State Physics,'' John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
J. F. Nye, 窶弃hysical Properties of Crystals,'' Oxford University Press
M. Fox, 窶廾ptical Properties of Solids,窶 Oxford University Press

Related and/or prerequisite courses

Nothing in particular, other than general physics of undergraduate level.


Based on the term end examination and quizzes carried out during the classes.

Comments from lecturer

Quizzes will be given as needed.


[Office hours]
Anytime, with permission by e-mail at
manakaツシome.pe.titech.ac.jp for Assoc. Prof. T. Manaka

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