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Fundamentals of solid-state materials

MSE-423

Enseignant(s) :

Marzari Nicola

Langue:

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, and in a Coulomb potential. Variational principle and diagonalization. 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-Dirac 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

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
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     
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand