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The course explores the basic principles of solid materials explained at the microscopic level. It will introduce concepts about atomic order and arrangements, chemical bonding, atomic and electron dynamics in solids to understand the difference between metals, semiconductors, and insulators.
Achieving a thorough understanding of the properties solids at the microscopic level. Students will master the concepts of crystal lattice, lattice dynamics, electronic band structure, dielectric response and electronic excitations, magnetic properties and excitations, as well as the origin of metallic, semiconductor and insulator behavior
The course explores the basic principles of solid materials explained at the microscopic level. It will introduce concepts about atomic order and arrangements, chemical bonding, atomic and electron dynamics in solids to understand the difference between metals, semiconductors, and insulators. Experiments will be performed to introduce important concepts as wavevector, frequency, interference, diffraction, photoemission, Hall effect.
Basic knowledge in Quantum Mechanics
Mainly frontal lectures. Laboratory excercises will help the students to understand the concepts of crystal lattice, diffraction and resonance phenomena. The students will write reports on the experiments.
The course consists of frontal lectures as well as laboratory trainings
Theoretical part: frontal classes
Condensed Matter and Quantum mechanics:
The electronic and optical properties:
Lecture Notes for Solid State Physics, Steven Simon
“Solid State Physics: An Introduction to Principles of Material Science”, Harald Ibach, Hans Lueth, fourth Edition Springer Verlag
Office hours: For explanations the students will be received on Thursday mornings in the office of the teacher
MARIO AGOSTINO ROCCA (President)
GIOVANNI CARRARO (President Substitute)
Lectures will follow the academic calender of the Second Semester of the Laurea Magistrale in Scienza ed Ingegneria dei Materiali starting in the Middle of February and ending by the end of May.
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The students will be examined orally. They will have to expose one topic of their own choice and another proposed by the exam committee. In order to reach the sufficiency (18/30) the student will have to show to master the topics at the basic level and to be able to expose them appropriately.
The student will have handed in reports on the laboratory experiments. He/she will be asked to expose orally at the blackboard a topic of his/her choice. The exposition of a second topic will be asked by the jury. For both topics the student must show to master the basic knowledge and to be able to expose them appropriately