Requesting Resources and Animations to understand Solid State Physics

In summary, understanding solid state physics can be achieved by requesting resources and animations. These tools can help visualize and explain complex concepts in a more accessible manner, allowing for a deeper understanding of the subject. By utilizing resources and animations, individuals can enhance their knowledge and grasp of solid state physics, making it easier to apply in various applications and fields.
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TL;DR Summary: I need animations to understand physics better. Any links and animations would be very appreciated.

I have started learning Solid state physics and I am struggling somewhat to understand and imagine certain things. I feel like this is one area of physics which needs extensive visual input to understand better. I would request you to guide me on what resources you used while understanding Solid State Physics and if possible link me the simulations and resources in the comments.

PS: [Phet Colorado](https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulations/filter?type=html,prototype) has good simulations on other subjects if anyone is interested, but I wasn't able to find anything with solid physics.

Thank you for your help!
 
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Solid-state physics is an enormous and complicated subject. You need to start with the fundamentals. It's best if you ask specific questions on topics that trouble you.
On the fundamentals, understanding a particle in a box is the first step towards understanding electronic band structure.
 
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Hello Dr., I was actually looking for resources which could help me with understanding Bravais lattices and how they are formed, why there are only 5 of them, etc.
I would be happy if you could share any resources or animations you know of regarding those topics. And as for understanding a particle in a box, I shall do that as soon as I get rid of my bravais lattice doubts. My professor did a bad job of helping me understand Bravais lattices and the number of em. So yeah, that's what I have been doing for the last two days.
Anyways, thank you for your reply!
 
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Five? That's in two dimensions.

Bravais lattices are mathematical constructions with applications in solid-state physics. They are an early step in understanding electron and phonon band structures.
 
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then I would have to put more effort into learning them. Thank you for that reply
 

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