Computational Solid State Physics (FYS630)

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 and how to simulate them numerically.; 

The student will be able to apply these concepts on state of the art research topics. 


Course description for study year 2022-2023

Facts

Course code

FYS630

Version

1

Credits (ECTS)

10

Semester tution start

Spring

Number of semesters

1

Exam semester

Spring

Language of instruction

English, Norwegian

Content

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 and how to simulate them numerically.

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.

Required prerequisite knowledge

FYS320 Quantum Mechanics, FYS540 Solid State Physics

Recommended prerequisites

FYS540 Solid State Physics

Exam

Student presentation and oral exam

Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Student presentation 1/3 Letter grades
Oral exam 2/3 30 Minutes Letter grades

Course teacher(s)

Course coordinator:

Eva Rauls

Head of Department:

Bjørn Henrik Auestad

Method of work

Lectures and seminars with student presentations (number and lenght of seminars depending on student number). Practical exercises on selected topics if possible.  

Open for

Environmental Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme Mathematics and Physics - Master of Science Degree Programme Mathematics and Physics - Five Year Integrated Master's Degree Programme Petroleum Geosciences Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme Petroleum Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme

Literature

The syllabus can be found in Leganto