Course content pertaining to rigid solids or matter, through procedures like metallurgy, electromagnetism, crystallography and quantum that is what solid state physics course is all about. It can be rightly termed that solid state physics is an integral part of the materials science. In addition, the subject has direct application in technology of semiconductors and transistors.
The courses offered in solid state physics are usually offered at the postgraduate level. Students enrolling for the solid state physics courses study the conversion of large volume properties of solid materials from its atomic scale properties. On successful completion of the course, a wide variety of opportunities open up for the students in transistor and semiconductor manufacturers, metallurgical companies, computer processor manufacturing units, electronic conglomerates, as well as photoconductor manufacturing companies. Some of the organizations where successful candidates can seek employment include:
- JFE ( Japan)
- Arcelor Mittal (Luxembourg)
- Shanghai Baosteel (China)
- Tata Steel
- Mukund Steel
- POSCO(South Korea)
- Nucor Corporation(United States)
- Severstal (Russia)
Researchers well versed in solid state physics are also absorbed by educational and research institutions. In addition, scholars may also take up research work in condensed matter spectroscopy, vitreous semiconductors, superconductivity, electronic paramagnetic resonance, photoconduction, nuclear magnetic resonance, metal insulator transitions, crystal defects, and solid lattice dynamics.
|Name of the institute||Courses offered||Duration of the course||Contact Details|
|Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore||Research in X-Ray crystallography; Condensed matter physics||-||Bangalore – 560012; Tel.: 080-23600757; Website: www.iisc.ernet.in|
|Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur||M. Tech in Solid State Technology||2 years||Kharagpur – 721302, West Bengal; Tel.: 03222-255303; Website: http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/|
|Bose Institute||-||93/1, Acharya Prafulla Chandra Road, Kolkata – 700009; Tel.: 033-23502402; Website: http://bic.boseinst.ernet.in/home.html|