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A0B02FPL 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
BPOI1 Computer Systems V
BPOI_BO Common courses V
BPOI3 Software Systems V
BPOI2 Computer and Information Science V
BPKYR1 Robotics V
BPKYR_BO Common courses V
BPKYR3 Systems and Control V
BPKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V
BPKME1 Communication Technology V
BPKME5 Komunikace a elektronika V
BPKME_BO Common courses V
BPKME4 Network and Information Technology V
BPKME3 Applied Electronics V
BPKME2 Multimedia Technology V
BPEEM1 Applied Electrical Engineering V
BPEEM_BO Common courses V
BPEEM2 Electrical Engineering and Management V
BMI(ECTS) Manager Informatics V
BWM(ECTS) Web and Multimedia V
BIS(ECTS) Intelligent Systems V
BSI(ECTS) Software Engineering V

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