Physics of Condensed Matter part I, 6 credits (TFFY70)

Materiefysik del 1, 6 hp

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Ivan Ivanov

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6MFYS Physics and Nanoscience, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping o
6MMSN Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping o
6KFYN Physics and Nanotechnology 5 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v
6CMED Biomedical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v
6CMED Biomedical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Biomedical Materials) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping o
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 2 2 English Linköping o

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Physics and Nanoscience, Master's Programme
  • Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Master's Programme
  • Physics and Nanotechnology
  • Biomedical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Modern physics, Thermodynamics and statistical mecahnics and Quantum Mechanics desirable but not required.

Intended learning outcomes

The overall goal with the course is that the student shall be able to define, derive and utilize/apply relations on problems within condensed matter physics. This means that the student shall:

  • know about crystal structures for solids and how to determine the structure from diffraction experiments.
  • know about the electronic structure of ordered solids, i.e. the origin of the electronic band structure.
  • know and understand static and dynamic properties of solids.
  • be able to formulate idealized models for problems within condensed matter physics.
  • be able to apply knowledge and skills to solve problems within condensed matter physics.
  • be able to explain in a well structured and logical consise way relations/derivations within condensed matter physics as well as between central concepts of the theory.

Course content

The atomic structure of ordered solids. Theoretical and experimental background for structure determinations using diffraction. Lattice vibrations and from these derived dynamic properties, such as heat capacity and conduction. The electronic structure of ordered solids, including some theoretical models for describing the electron band structure of different types of solids; the free electron model, the nearly free electron model and the tight binding model. Electron states in semiconductors, doping. Fermi surfaces in metals. Defects.

Teaching and working methods

The course material is presented in the form of lectures, problem solving sessions and laboratory excersises.

Examination

TEN1Written ExaminationU, 3, 4, 55 credits
LAB1Laboratory WorkU, G1 credits

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Examiner

Ivan Ivanov

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 54 h
Recommended self-study hours: 106 h

Course literature

Kittel, C.: "Introduction to Solid State Physics", 8th ed., John Wiley, 2005.
Kittel, C.: "Introduction to Solid State Physics", 8th ed., John Wiley, 2005.
TEN1 Written Examination U, 3, 4, 5 5 credits
LAB1 Laboratory Work U, G 1 credits

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