PHYSICS

Master Degree

PHYSICS OF CONDENSED STATES

Teachers: 
Credits: 
6
Site: 
PARMA
Year of erogation: 
2020/2021
Unit Coordinator: 
Disciplinary Sector: 
PHYSICS OF MATTER
Semester: 
Second semester
Language of instruction: 

Italian

Learning outcomes of the course unit

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 contents summary

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

Course contents

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

Recommended readings

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 informations

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