Experimental Physics 5c, SS 2018


(08.128.060) Experimentalphysik 5c

Tue 9-10, Thu 10-12 (00 200 HS Kph)
Instructor: Univ-Prof. Dr. Jure Demsar

Group 1: Tue,   12-13, Seminarraum D (Staudingerweg 9, 01-227)
Group 2: Wed,  10-11, Seminarraum K (Staudingerweg 9, 01-525)
Group 3: Thu,    9-10,  Seminarraum 1 KP (Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 45)

Displayed in timetable as: Exp. Physik 5c

Hours per week: 4

Credits: 6,0

Solid-state physics is the largest branch of condensed matter physics. It studies how the large-scale properties of solid materials, consisting of a large number of chemically bound atoms, result from their atomic-scale interactions. As such, solid-state physics forms the theoretical basis of materials science, and has direct applications in modern technology (e.g. semiconductor devices, magnetic recording, etc.).
The goal of this course is to explain the basic principles of solid-state physics which are necessary for our understanding of modern solids.

- Chemical bonding in solids
- Structure of Solids
- Strukture determination via diffraction
- Dynamics of atoms in crystals
- Thermal properties
- Electronic structure
- Semiconductors
- Magnetism and superconductivity

Recommended reading list:

- Ibach & Lüth: Solid-State Physics: An Introduction to Principles of Materials Science, Springer
- Kittel: Introduction to solid state physics, Wiley
- Gross & Marx: Festkörperphysik, Oldenbourg-Verlag 2012
- Ashcroft & Mermin: Solid State Physics, Brooks Cole

Additional information:
Weekly exercises are meant to expand and deepen the knowledge. Thus, successful participation in the exercises is a necessary requirement for the exam at the end of the semester.


Exam: tbd