Which major is best for this field?


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Hello everybody. I am having trouble deciding on my major. Right now it's narrowed down between a dual major in chemical engineering and physics OR a dual major in electrical engineering and physics. My primary interest is solid-state physics (superconductors, quantum properties of solids, etc.). Which dual-major would be more appropriate? Thanks in advance!
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Why not just single major in Physics then?
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Hello everybody. I am having trouble deciding on my major. Right now it's narrowed down between a dual major in chemical engineering and physics OR a dual major in electrical engineering and physics. My primary interest is solid-state physics (superconductors, quantum properties of solids, etc.). Which dual-major would be more appropriate? Thanks in advance!
Physics with a focus on condensed matter physics and materials science.

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Dec25-10, 02:06 PM
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Which major is best for this field?


If you are set on doing a dual major,, Then Physics + Electrical engineering should go nicely.
Electrical Engineering deals with Semiconductor Devices (including so called quantum/nano-transistors) & even sometimes some superconductivity (e.g. superconducting devices). This also covers sometimes dealing with the study of materials (solids, amorphous, organics 'for OLED').

You can look at NanoHub: http://www.nanohub.org
Over there, most topics are of interest to Electrical Engineers & Physicists.


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