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2023/2024

Solid State Physics – Applications and Analytic Methods

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11MAPL Z,ZK 4 2P+2C
Garant předmětu:
Irena Kratochvílová
Lecturer:
Irena Kratochvílová
Tutor:
Irena Kratochvílová
Supervisor:
Department of Solid State Engineering
Synopsis:

The subject describes the electrical and magnetic properties of metals and their alloys including superconductivity. Furthermore, electrical and optical properties of semiconductors, dielectrics and ferroelectrics and methods of their study are characterized.

Requirements:
Syllabus of lectures:

1.Schrödinger equation for solids, Bloch theorem, translation operators, Krönig-Penney model, E (k) representation

2.Metals, semiconductors, insulators, linearity, time invariance and causality

3.Physics of metals and alloys, density of states, plasmons, thermal capacity of electron gas, electrical conductivity, Hall effect

4.Diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism, technical magnetization

5.Superconductivity, 2D conductors

6.Semiconductor physics - band structure, intrinsic vs. extrinsic behavior, electrical conductivity, PN transitions, transistors

7.Physics of dielectrics - types of polarization, susceptibility, permittivity, Kramers-Kronig relations, frequency dependence of dielectric constant, optical properties

8.Phase transitions, ferroelectrics

9.Photoelectric and surface properties of materials

10.2D materials, Dirac cone, graphene, Hausler alloys

11.X-ray, electron and neutron diffraction analysis of materials

12.Raman and infrared spectroscopy

13.Diagnostic methods of study of surface layers and nanostructures of materials.

Syllabus of tutorials:
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Key references:

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

Other references:

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

Note:
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