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2023/2024

Practical Training in Solid State Physics

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Code Completion Credits Range
11CZF Z 2 0P+2C
Garant předmětu:
Monika Kučeráková
Lecturer:
Tutor:
Kateřina Aubrechtová Dragounová, Monika Kučeráková
Supervisor:
Department of Solid State Engineering
Synopsis:

Using practical examples this course helps to understand basicc concepts of solid state physics.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:
Syllabus of tutorials:

1. Crystal Structure – Miller indices, SC, BCC structures

2. Crystal Structure - FCC, HCP structures

3. Wawe diffraction and the reciprocal lattice – interplanar separation, volume of the first Brillouin zone, width of diffraction maximum

4. Wawe diffraction and the reciprocal lattice – structure factor, reciprocal lattice vectors

5. Crystal Bindings – Lennard–Jones potential, cohesive energy

6. Crystal Bindings and elastic constants – ionic crystals, Madelung constant

7. Phonons–Crystal Vibrations – monoatomic linear lattice, continuum wave equation, Kohn anomaly

8. Phonons–Crystal Vibrations – diatomic chain, atomic vibration in a metal

9. Phonons–Thermal properties – density of states singularity, Debye approximation, Heat capacity

10. Free electron Fermi Gas – kinetic energy of electron gas, chemical potential, Liquid He

11. Free electron Fermi Gas – frequency dependence of the electrical conductivity, dynamic and static magnetoconductivity tensor

12. Semiconductor Crystals – Kronig–Penney model, energy gap

13. Semiconductor Crystals – free Electron energies in reduced zones.

Study Objective:
Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Ch. Kittel : Kittel's Introduction to Solid State Physics Global Edition, Wiley-VCH, 9th edition, Berlin 2018.

Recommendedreferences:

[2] M.P.Marder: Condensed Matter Physics, J.Wiley, New York 2000.

Note:
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