Syllabus for Solid State Physics F

Fasta tillståndets fysik F

Syllabus

  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TM013
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Physics G2F, Technology G2F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2022-03-02
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2022
  • Entry requirements:
  • Responsible department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student should:

  • explain the basic concepts and models used to describe the structure of crystalline substances and their thermal, electronic and optical properties,
  • use physical models to perform calculations of the properties of crystalline substances,
  • give an overview of any area of application of the phenomena dealt with in the course.

Content

Examples of applications. The periodic table, structure of crystals: Lattice, crystal structure, reciprocal lattice, and Brillouin zones. Electron, X-ray, and neutron diffraction. Phonons, state density, specific heat, and thermal conductivity. Electron theory: Free electron model, basic band theory for 2D and 3D materials. Metals, semiconductors, electrical conductivity, doping, pn junctions and their applications

Laboratory work: Crystal structure and lattice vibrations, electron band structure, semiconductors.

Instruction

Lectures (including guest lectures), lessons and laboratory work.

Assessment

Written examination (4 credits). Oral presentation of laboratory work (1 credit).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2022

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Hofmann, Philip Solid state physics : an introduction

    Weinheim: Wiley-Vch, 2008

    Find in the library

    Mandatory