Physics of Condensed Matter part II, 6 credits (TFYA25)

Materiefysik del 2, 6 hp

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Roger Uhrberg

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6MFYS Physics and Nanoscience, Master's programme 2 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6MFYS Physics and Nanoscience, Master's programme (Experimentell fysik) 2 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6MFYS Physics and Nanoscience, Master's programme (Teoretisk fysik) 2 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6MMSN Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Master's programme 2 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping o
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 8 (Spring 2017) 1 2 English Linköping v

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

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

Quantum mechanics, Physics of Condensed Matter

Intended learning outcomes

This course provides an in-depth knowledge in key areas of solid state physics (optical properties, superconductivity, magnetism, dielectrics, surface phenomena). After completing the course students will be able to:

  • Describe the interaction between electromagnetic radiation and solid materials and the interaction between electrons and solid materials. Derive and describe models.
  • Describe superconductivity and the theory of this phenomenon.
  • Describe magnetism (diamagnetism, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism) and describe/derive models that lead to the magnetic susceptibility
  • Describe and treat the atomic structure of surfaces from various perspectives (real space, reciprocal space, diffraction)
  • Apply the basic theories in the different areas to solve problems

Course content

A theoretical treatment of magnetism in condensed matter and a description of applications of magnetism. An extended description of the mechanisms giving the optical properties of condensed matter. A combined phenomenological and theoretical treatment of superconductivity. A treatment of surfaces .

Teaching and working methods

The course is given in form of lectures which include periods för solving problems. Parts of the course are treated in oral presentations by the students, in smaller groups.

Examination

TEN2Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54.5 credits
MUN1Oral presentationsU, G1.5 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

Roger Uhrberg

Education components

Preliminär schemalagd tid: 48 h
Rekommenderad självstudietid: 112 h

Course literature

Kittel, C.: "Introduction to Solid State Physics" , 8h ed, John Wiley, 2005.
Kittel, C.: "Introduction to Solid State Physics" , 8h ed, John Wiley, 2005.
TEN2 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4.5 credits
MUN1 Oral presentations U, G 1.5 credits

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