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Solid State Physics - 3PMCPEM9

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  • Number of hours

    • Lectures : 12.0
    • Tutorials : 12.0
    ECTS : 2.5

Goals

Understanding the macroscopic properties of solids (thermal properties, electric conductivity etc.) with microscopic models.
See the physical materials properties which are the basis of objects used in everyday life.

Contact Ulrich GOTTLIEB

Content

  • I : Introduction
    Solid state physics today
    Some history
    Approximations
  • II : Sommerfeld model
    Free electron theory
    Fermi - Dirac statistics
    Some properties of the free electron gaz
  • III : Electrons in a periodic potential : Energy bands
    Bloch theorem
    Brillouin zones
    Nearly free electrons
    Metal- Semiconductor - Insulator
    Fermi surfaces
  • IV : Bloch electrons dynamic
    Introduction
    Semiclassical model
    Electric field : effective mass and holes
    Magnetic field
  • V : Semiconductors at thermal equilibrium
    Semiconducting materials
    Intrinsic semiconductors
    Extrinsic semiconductors


Prerequisites

Tests

  • 2h written exam


Additional Information

Curriculum->Common courses->Semester 2
Curriculum->F1A-PET->Semester 2
Curriculum->F1A-PMP->Semester 2

Bibliography

C. Kittel : Introduction to Solid State Physics (Wiley 1976)
R. E. Hummel : Electronic Properties of Materials (Springer 1992)
H. P. Myers : Introductory Solid State Physics (Taylor & Francis 1990)
Y. Quéré : Physique des Matériaux (Ellipses 1988)
N. W. Ashcroft, N. D. Mermin : Solid State Physics (Saunders College 1976)
J. M. Ziman : Principles of the Theory of Solids (Cambridge University Press 1972)

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