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The course covers the main topics of Solid State Physics from macroscopic models describing the heat capacity to microscopic models describing the band structure and its influence on phenomena like optical absorption, dielectric properties, magnetism and superconductivity
Achieving a thorough understanding of the properties of solids at the microscopic level. Students will master the concepts of crystal lattice, lattice dynamics, and electronic band structure. The correlations of crystal lattice and bandstructure with a) , dielectric response and electronic excitations and, b) metallic, semiconductor and insulator behavior will be highlighted. The effects of electronic correlation will be introduced to explain the magnetic properties and excitations, as well as the origin of metallic, semiconductor and insulatorsuperconductivity. Lattice dynamics, excited electronic states behavior and optical properties will be discussed. Experimental as well as theoretical characterization methods will be introduced. The main physical synthesis and functionalization techniques will be discussed.
a course in quantum mechanics
The course will have frontal lectrues as well as laboratory exercises
The electronic and optical properties:
Simon Lectures in Solid State Physics which can be downloaded from the Internet.
Ibach Lueth Introduction to Solid State Physics, Springer Verlag,
Office hours: For explanations the students will be received on Thursday mornings in the office of the teacher
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Oral exam in which the student will start introducing a topic of his/her choice.
the student will present an advanced topic of his/her choice and sit eventually for the examination on the whole programme. The laboratory reports will be weighted 20% and the oral exam 80% for the final mark