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Condensed Matter Physics I(2.0 credits)

Course Type:Specialized Courses
Class Format:Lecture
Course Name : Fundamental and Applied Physics
Starts 1 : 3 Autumn Semester
Elective/Compulsory : Compulsory
Lecturer : Bernard GELLOZ Designated Associate Professor 

•Course Purpose
The goal of this course is to learn about the crystal structures of solids and their determination by diffraction techniques.
First the different types of atomic bonding are introduced. Then some mechanical properties are discussed, then crystal structures are presented based on a symmetry analysis. The reciprocal lattice is described in relation to the
diffraction phenomenon. The relations of the reciprocal lattice with Fourier analysis and plane waves are discussed.
Some practical aspects of X-ray diffraction are presented for the cubic crystal system. The amplitude and intensities of diffraction peaks are discussed, introducing structure and form factors.

•Prerequisite Subjects

•Course Topics
1. Bonding in Solids
2. Crystal Structure and Periodic Structure
3. Bravais Lattices; Famous Crystal Structures
4. Typical Symmetry Elements
5. Real Space and Reciprocal Space
6. X-ray diffraction; Bragg Condition; Laue Function
7. Brillouin zone
8. Crystal Structure Factor
9. Structure Determination by X-ray diffraction
10. Elastic properties of solids and elastic strains

Introduction to Solid State Physics (IE), 8th Edition Kittel, Charles/ McEuen, Paul. John Wiley & Sons Inc 2005.(¥12,015)

•Additional Reading
Ashcroft&Mermin: Solid State Physics (Brooks/Cole) Price: ~$60
P. Hofmann: Solid State Physics, an introduction (Wiley-VCH) Price: ~$40

•Grade Assessment
Grades will be based on homework, a midterm examination and a final examination


•Contacting Faculty


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