Condensed Matter Physics

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Lecture (4 hours/week) and exercises (2 hours/week) with homework (8 Credit Points)

Lecturer: R. Klingeler / A. Reiser

Lecture time

Tuesday, 11:15 - 12:45 h, INF 227 / HS 2
Thursday, 11:15 - 12:45 h, INF 227 / HS 2

Seminars: Tue + Wed

  • Literature
  • Extendend Table of Contents with lecture slides and further reading
  • lecture slides

 

Contents

  • Structure of solids in real and reciprocal space
  • Lattice dynamics and phonon band structure
  • Thermal properties of insulators
  • Electronic properties of metals and semiconductors: band structure and transport
  • Optical properties from microwaves to UV
  • Magnetism
  • Superconductivity
  • Defects, surfaces, disorder

 

Objectives

After completing the course the students

  • have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of condensed matter physics.
  • they understand the principles of formation of condensed matter and have learnt experimental methods to study structural properties. They are familiar with the reciprocal space.
  • they understand fundamental electronic models, become aquainted with bandstructure and can describe simple crystalline materials as metals, seminconductors, and insulators.
  • they can apply the basic concepts to understand optical and magnetic properties of matter and superconductivity.
  • they know the relevant experimental methods for probing structural, optical, magnetic, and electronic properties of condensed matter and can analyse the experimental results.
  • get insight into modern trends in experimental condensed matter physics.

Practice groups

Exam


Date: Tuesday, August 2nd

Time: 10:00 to 12:00 (s.t.)

Place: INF308/HS1

You are allowed to use a A4 paper one-sided handwritten collection of formulas.

A calculator will be provided: Type of calculator: Casio fx-85GT PLUS.
You can also use your own calculator if it's non-programmable. The use of smartphones, tablets and similar devices is not allowed.

You need at least 21 points from the exercise sheets to participate in the exam.

 

Inspection of the exam: Tuesday, August 16th,

Time: 1:00 to 2:00 pm

Place: KIP, Room 1.403

Retry exam

Date: Tuesday, October 18th

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm (st)
Place: INF 227 / CIP-Pool KIP 1.401 (PCP)

You are allowed to use a A4 paper one-sided handwritten collection of formulas.

A calculator will be provided: Type of calculator: Casio fx-85GT PLUS.
You can also use your own calculator if it's non-programmable. The use of smartphones, tablets and similar devices is not allowed.

 

Inspection of the retry exam

Friday, October 21st, 13:30-14:30, KIP room 00.305

or

Tuesday, October 25th, 13:30-14:30, KIP room 00.305

 
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Condensed Matter Physics
summer term 2016
Klingeler
Link zum LSF
121 participants
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