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Fundamentals of solid-state materials

MSE-423

Lecturer(s) :

Marzari Nicola

Language:

English

Summary

Fundamentals of quantum mechanics as applied to atoms, molecules, and solids. Electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of solids.

Content

Fundamentals of electronic structure: The Schroedinger equation and its solution for free electrons, electrons in a potential well, or in a Coulomb potential. Variational principle and digaonalization. Electronic structure of molecules, and approximate solutations with linear combination of atomic orbitals, Hartree-Fock. Symmetry operation and their role in classifying eigenstates. Hamiltonian in a periodic potential and energy bands. Free-electron and tight-binding models. Fermi-Diract statistics and distribution. Electrical transport and semiconductors. Optical properties of materials, and their quantum origin. Magnetic properties of materials.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Basic knowledge of classical mechanics and electromagnetism.

Learning Outcomes

Assessment methods

Oral exam

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11 MXF1   
11-12    
12-13     
13-14   MXF1 
14-15   MXF1 
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
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      Exercise, TP
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