PHYS-309 / 3 credits

Teacher: 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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Sketch the lattice in real and reciprocal space
  • Argue about the number of k-points in the first Brillouin zone
  • Compute the electrical conductivity
  • Compute the specific heat of electrons
  • Explain Bloch's theorem
  • Explain Fermi energy and fermi sea

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Communicate effectively with professionals from other disciplines.

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercises in class

Assessment methods

written exam

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

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Written (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Solid state physics I
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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     

Monday, 9h - 11h: Lecture CE5

Monday, 11h - 12h: Exercise, TP CE5