PHYSICS OF CONDENSED STATES
cod. 1001088

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - Second semester
Professor
- Pietro BONFA'
Academic discipline
Fisica della materia (FIS/03)
Field
Microfisico e della struttura della materia
Type of training activity
Characterising
52 hours
of face-to-face activities
6 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Learning objectives

The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge and understanding of condensed matter phenomena and their physical models. Judgement will be encouraged and soft skills developed by assigning short pubblic presentations to each student.

Prerequisites

Undergraduate level courses in classical and statistical physics, quantum mechanics and condensed matter.

Course unit content


Crystals, Band Theory, Cohesion in Solids, Electronic transport, Magnetism

Full programme

Recap on electrons in periodic potentials
Crystalline structure, reciprocal space
Cohesion in Solids
One e- approx.: HF and DFT
Electronic properties of crystals
Plane waves DFT and pseudopotentials
Practical session: setup, ground state energy
Dielectric screening
Lattice dynamics, classical and quantum theory
Practical session: phonons
Practical session: properties from phonon modes
Transport properties overview: metals and semiconductors
Magnetism and magnetic ordering
Introduction NMR, uSR, magnetometry

Bibliography


G. Grosso G Parravicini - Solid State Physics - Academic Press

Ashcroft, Neil W. and Mermin, N. David - Solid state physics - Saunders College Publishing

Kittel, Charles - Quantum theory of solids - John Wiley & Sons

Ziman, John M.- Principles of the theory of solids - Cambridge University Press

Teaching methods


Lecturs
Use of software applications
Tutorials

Assessment methods and criteria


Oral exam

Other information

See the Elly webpage of the course from the webpage of the Master Degree in Physics.