Coursebooks

Solid state physics I

PHYS-309

Lecturer(s) :

Rønnow Henrik Moodysson

Language:

English

Summary

This lecture gives an introduction to Solid State Physics, namely to their crystal and electronic structure, their magnetic properties, as well as to their thermal and electric conductance. The level is that of the book by Ashcroft & Mermin. The lecture is for Physics Students in their 3rd year

Content

The Drude model of metals: DC electrical conductivity, Hall effect, AC electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity.

 

The Fermi free electron gas: ground-state and thermal properties of the free electron gas, Pauli paramagnetism, Sommerfelf theory of conduction in metals.

 

Electrons in a periodic potential: the emergence of electronic bands, Bloch's theorem, distinction between metals and insulators, strong coupling approximation.

 

Dynamics of band-electrons: conductivity, effects of magnetic fields

 

The lecture is accompanied by an introduction to crystallography in real and reciprocal space.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercises in class

Assessment methods

Written exam in English (100%), answers in French allowed

Resources

Bibliography

Polycopies in French on moodle

Ascroft and Mermin: Solid State Physics

Ressources en bibliothèque

Prerequisite for

Solid State Physics II, III and IV

In the programs

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10CE5    
10-11    
11-12CE5    
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
15-16     
16-17     
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     
 
      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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