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A0M02FPL Solid State Physics Extent of teaching:2+2s
Guarantors:  Roles:V Language of
Teachers:  Completion:Z,ZK
Responsible Department:13102 Credits:5 Semester:Z


Elementary physics of solids for students of electrotechnology. Dwescription and classification of solids. Thermal properties of solids. Types of bonds in solids. Real crystals, their defects and surfaces. Electrons in solids, the band structure, electrons and holes. Metals, semiconductors, insulators. Transport phenomena, generation and recombination of minority carriers. Magnetism, magnetic properties of solids. Optical phenomena in solids, luminiscence, stimulated emission.

Course outlines:

1. Condensed matter, solids, their description; crystals.
2. Classification of crystals, reciprocal lattice.
3. Experimental methods in solid state physics.
4. Dynamics of a crystal lattice; thermal properties of solids.
5. Imperfections in solids; point defects, dislocations; surfaces, nanocrystals.
6. Interatomic forces in solids; van der Waals crystals.
7. Ionic and covalent bonds.
8. Dielectrics and their electric properties, ferroelectrics.
9. Metals, the Fermi gas of free electrons, the Fermi surfaces.
10. Superconductivity, high-temperature superconductivity.
11. Semiconductors, their band structure.
12. Transport phenomena in semiconductors, generation and recombination of minority carriers.
13. Magnetic properties of solids, order and disorder of spins in a solid.
14. Optical properties of solids, luminescence.

Exercises outline:

1. Introduction, introduction to crystalography.
2. Lattices, reciprocal lattices.
3. Phase diagram and its use.
4. Dynamic properties of lattices.
5. Quantum states in solids, phonons (an outline).
6. Diffusion in ionic crystals, ionic conductivity.
7. Temperature response of conductivity in solids.
8. Electric permitivity as a function of temperature and frequency.
9. Electric conductivity of metals as a function of temperature and frequency.
10. Superconductivity.
11. Band scheme of a semiconductor.
12. Generation of minority carriers.
13. Ferromagnetics, ferrites.
14. Concluding discussion concerning physics of matter.


1. Ch. Kittel: Introduction to Solid State Physics


Seminars attendance and semestral thesis submission.

Subject is included into these academic programs:

Program Branch Role Recommended semester
MPBIO1 Biomedical Informatics V
MPBIO2 Biomedical Engineering V
MPIB Common courses V
MPKME1 Wireless Communication V
MPKME5 Systems of Communication V
MPKME4 Networks of Electronic Communication V
MPKME3 Electronics V
MPKME2 Multimedia Technology V
MPEEM1 Technological Systems V
MPEEM5 Economy and Management of Electrical Engineering V
MPEEM4 Economy and Management of Power Engineering V
MPEEM3 Electrical Power Engineering V
MPEEM2 Electrical Machines, Apparatus and Drives V
MPKYR4 Aerospace Systems V
MPKYR1 Robotics V
MPKYR3 Systems and Control V
MPKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V

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