Solid State Physics

Solid state physics is the study of solid matter. This area of physics is typically offered as part of a graduate degree program and covers topics such as crystal structures, nanostructures, wave diffraction and quantum phonons.

Inside Solid State Physics

Solid state physics involves the study of matter in its solid stage. From this field of study came devices such as the semiconductor chip, modern computers and cellular phones. Solid state physics is closely related to biology, medicine, biochemistry and biotechnology.

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Degree programs in physics are available at all levels of education. However, solid state physics is often offered as part of the curriculum of a master's or doctoral degree program in physics. Courses cover topics such as semiconductors, crystalline materials, biophysics, classical and quantum phonons, electrons, optical materials and superconductivity. You can explore relevant degree programs by reading the resources available below.

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