Course: Solid State Physics

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Course title Solid State Physics
Course code UFY/FPL
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kratochvíl Jiří, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Hubička Zdeněk, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Crystal structure, diffraction and reciprocal lattice 2. Crystal binding and elastics constants 3. Phonons: Crystal vibrations and thermal properties 4. Free electron Fermi gas and energy bands 5. Semiconductor crystals, fermi surfaces and metals 6. Superconductivity 7. Diamagnetism a paramagnetism 8. Feromagnetism a antiferomagnetism 9. Magnetic resonance 10. Plasmons, polaritons and polarons 11. Optical processes and excitons 12. Dielectrics and feroelectrics 13. Surface and interface physics, nanostructures and noncrystalline solids 14. Point defects, dislocations, alloys Materials from the teacher (distributed continuously during the semester)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students will learn the basics of solid-state physics, to the level, that he would be then able to self-study its branches more deeply. Students get to know the information about the solid-state phase when they will learn about crystallographic lattice and bondings in solid. Then the physical phenomena behind temperature, conductivity, and magnetic properties will be explained. Student gets to know the basic principles of interaction of electromagnetic radiation with the solid. Finally, the physics of surfaces with overlap to nanotechnologies will be discussed.
Students will learn the theory of solid-state to such an extent, so he can determine the properties of materials. Students get to know the basics of physics necessary to understand experimental methods XRD, XPS, FTIR, UV-VIS, SEM, TEM, AFM, and spectroscopic ellipsometry.
Prerequisites
The knowledge of differential calculus and linear algebra.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Students must pass the final test and oral exam with a minimally 75% of the total amount of points.
Recommended literature
  • Beiser A.: Úvod do moderní fyziky, Academia, 1975.
  • Kittel, Ch.: Úvod do fyziky pevných látek, Academia, 1985.
  • Kratochvíl, P. a kol.:. Úvod do fyziky pevných látek I, II. Praha, 1978.


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