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Structure and crystallography: Bravais-lattice, unit cells, crystal systems, point groups and space groups. Defects.
Band-theory: Quantum mechanical foundation, Kronig-Penney model, density of states, calculations.
Quasiparticles: excitones, metals and Fermi-gas, semi-conductors, quantum confinement, quasi particles in magnetic fields.
Quantized waves: phonons, coherent states, energy density
Interaction of quasi particles: phonons, photons and/or electrons; thermal and electrical conduction.
Complex susceptibility: dielectric systems, Krames-Kronig relations, polaritones, optics.
Spin and magnetic system: magnetic structures, Ising model, critical fluctuations, domains, spin-waves, spin-spin interactions.
Note that the exam language will be the same as the teaching language.
After completing the course, the student should:
- Understand and be able to apply fundamental crystallographic descriptors of solid state.
- Have a good understand of the band-concept and how this is used in the description and characterization of solid state (including metals and semiconductors).
- Be able to use the quantization-concept to describe transport properties and interactions of quasi-particles.
- Have obtained insight into dielectric and magnetic systems, and fundamental interactions within these.
Required prerequisite knowledge
FYS320 Quantum Mechanics
FYS320 Quantum Mechanics, FYS330 Micro Physics
Oral exam and presentation
|Form of assessment
||Compilation of mathematical formulae (Rottmann)
Mathematics and Physics, Master of Science Degree Programme
Mathematics and Physics, Five Year Integrated Master's Degree Programme
Use evaluation forms and/or conversation for students' evaluation of the course and teaching, according to current faculty guidelines
The syllabus can be found in Leganto