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This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.


With these subjects the student will be able to understand the basis of solid state physics, such as
Solid state concepts; Phonons; Lattice and magnetic excitations in solids;
Force field methods; Hartree and Hartree-Fock theory; Density-Functional theory; Basis sets; Pseudopotentials; Molecular dynamics;
Functional properties of different types of materials;
Experimental methods for material characterization;
The student will be able to apply these concepts on state of the art research topics.

Learning outcome

The students will get a solid understanding of the fundamentals of Solid State Physics and the knowledge and skills to perform computational modeling of simple systems. The course will give an overview over the various classes of traditional and exciting novel materials enabling the technological progress of tomorrow. The students will also get an overview over the state-of-the-art methods for materials' characterization. The course will give a necessary foundation for the advanced research on Master and PhD level in the field of Solid State Physics, Materials Physics, Applied and Computational Materials Science and/or Applied Physics.

Contents

Solid state concepts; Phonons; Lattice and magnetic excitations in solids;
Force field methods; Hartree and Hartree-Fock theory; Density-Functional theory; Basis sets; Pseudopotentials; Molecular dynamics;
Functional properties of different types of materials;
Experimental methods for material characterization.

Required prerequisite knowledge

None.

Exam

Student presentation and oral exam
Weight Duration Marks Aid
Student presentation1/3 A - F
Oral exam2/330 minutesA - F

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator
Eva Rauls
Head of Department
Bjørn Henrik Auestad

Method of work

Lectures 4 hours/week, 2 hours exercises/seminars (number of seminars depending on student number)

Open to

Environmental Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Mathematics and Physics - Master of Science Degree Programme
Petroleum Geosciences Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Petroleum Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme

Literature



This is the study programme for 2019/2020. It is subject to change.

Sist oppdatert: 20.10.2019