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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 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

Facts
Emnekode

FYS630

Versjon

1

Vekting (SP)

10

Semester undervisningsstart

Spring

Antall semestre

1

Vurderingsemester

Spring

Undervisningsspråk

English, Norwegian

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.
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.

Required prerequisite knowledge
FYS320 Quantum Mechanics, FYS540 Solid State Physics
Recommended prerequisites
FYS500 Analytical Mechanics and Field Theory, MAT500 Mathematical Modelling
Eksamen / vurdering

Student presentation and oral exam

Vurderingsform Vekting Varighet Karakter Hjelpemiddel
Student presentation 1/3 A - F
Oral exam 2/3 30 Minutes A - F

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Eva Rauls
Head of Department: Bjørn Henrik Auestad
Method of work
Lectures and seminars with student presentations (number 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, 5-year integrated Master's Programme Petroleum Geosciences Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme Petroleum Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Literature
The syllabus can be found in Leganto