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The advanced course in Solid State Physics is dedicated to a thorough understanding of the phenomena occurring in a crystalline solid and originating at teh atomic level from the crystal lattice.
AIMS AND CONTENT
The course aims to deepen the concepts related to the description of crystalline solids introduced in the introductory course, as well as to describe the main experimental (diffraction, microscopies, spectroscopies) and theoretical (pseudopotentials, density functional theory) methods used for the description of solid. In particular, the course will highlight the relationship between the dielectric and magnetic properties with the band structure. Vibrational, electronic and magnetic excitations will be introduced. The correlation in the motion of electrons will be discussed with reference to the phenomenon of superconductivity. The effect of defects on physical properties will be illustrated. The approximations and schematizations used to model and describe solids and their limits will be discussed. The main methods of crystal growth, treatment and synthesis will also be introduced.
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
The aim of the course is to give the students an advanced knowldge of the fundamental laws governing a crystalline solid.
An introduction to quantum mechanics and an elementary couse on the structure of condensed matter
Frontal lectures and laboratory experiments.
Evidenec of the importance of quantum mechanics for the description of the solid state. Lattice and electronic contributions to the thermal capacity. The crystalline lattice and its consequencies on the transport phenomena of electrons and heat. The phonon spectrum and the density of phonon states. The band structure of metals, semiconductors and insulators: the nearly free electron model, and the tight binding model for the band structure. Density functional theory. The Fermi surface and the density of states, Optical properties and electronic excitations. Band structure effects on magnetism and ferromagnetism. Hubbard model and Stoner criterion. An introduction to superconductivity. .
Simon Lectire Notes on Solid State Physics
Solid State Physics H. Ibach and H Lueth Springer Verlag
TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD
Ricevimento: For explanations the students will be received on Thursday mornings in the office of the teacher
MARIO AGOSTINO ROCCA (President)
GIOVANNI CARRARO (President Substitute)
GIANANGELO BRACCO (Substitute)
First semester of the second year of the laurea Magistralis
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oral exam. The student will present a topic of his/her own choice and answer then questions on the whole programme
The student will expose a topic of his/her choice and be interrogated eventually on any topics.