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AE0B02FPL 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
BEKME1 Communication Technology V
BEKME5 Komunikace a elektronika V
BEKME_BO Common courses V
BEKME4 Network and Information Technology V
BEKME3 Applied Electronics V
BEKME2 Multimedia Technology V
BEEEM1 Applied Electrical Engineering V
BEEEM_BO Common courses V
BEEEM2 Electrical Engineering and Management V
BEKYR1 Robotics V
BEKYR_BO Common courses V
BEKYR3 Systems and Control V
BEKYR2 Sensors and Instrumentation V
BEOI1 Computer Systems V
BEOI_BO Common courses V
BEOI3 Software Systems V
BEOI2 Computer and Information Science V

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