Solid State Physics II: Electronic Structure

2022/2023

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in the modules Introduction to Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Linear algebra, Calculus, Solid State Physics I: Geometric Structure and Introduction to Quantum Mechanics.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students completing the module will gain insight into the electronic and magnetic properties of solids as well as a number of phenomena that occur in solids when one or more dimensions are at the nanoscale.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge of basic concepts and theories regarding the electronic structure of solids, both metals and semiconductors
  • Must have knowledge of methods for calculating electronic band structure and band gap
  • Must have knowledge of magnetic properties of solids, including a microscopic description of dia-, para- and ferromagnetism.
  • Must have knowledge of the electronic and magnetic properties of selected nanostructures

Skills

  • Be able to explain and apply basic concepts and theories regarding the electronic structure of solids, both metals and semiconductors
  • Must be able to explain theories and methods for calculating electronic band structure in solids
  • Must be able to explain theories for the calculation of magnetic properties of solids

Competences

The competencies gained must develop and strengthen knowledge, understanding and application of theories and methods in solid state physics. Based on given prerequisites, the student must be able to reason and argue using concepts from solid state physics

 

Type of instruction

Please see §17 in the curriculum.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course the expected work load is 150 hours.

Exam

Exams

Name of examSolid State Physics II: Electronic Structure
Type of exam
Oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleFaststoffysik II: Elektronisk struktur
Module codeF-FYS-K1-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science