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Solid State Physics at the Nanoscale

Solid State Physics at the Nanoscale (UE S1-6)

Outline of the course

  1. Cohesive energy in solids
  2. Crystal structures
  3. The free electron gas model
  4. Energy bands in solids: nearly free electron gas model and tight binding methods
  5. Vibrations in crystals and thermal properties
  6. Optical properties


  • written exam

Prior knowledge

quantum mechanics, wave physics

course volume

  • lectures: 28 hours
  • tutorials: 26 hours
  • ECTS: 4