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Course: Condensed Matter Physics 1

Department/Abbreviation: KEF/FKLU1

Year: 2020

Guarantee: 'doc. Mgr. Vít Procházka, Ph.D.'

Annotation: Basic facts about condensed materials. Solving of basic tasks.

Course review:
Classification of condensed materials, overview of theories of bonds, van der Waalsm ion, covalent, hydrogen and metallic bond Basic terms and definitions of crystallography - elementary and primitive cell, Bravais lattices, Miller indices, point and spatial groups of symmetry Reciprocal lattice space, k-space, Brillouion zones Experimental methods of study of structure of crystalline materials, Laue and Bragg diffraction condition, atomic and structural scattering factor, diffraction of X-rays, diffraction of electrons and neutrons, electron microscopy, special methods (tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy, etc.) Ideal and real crystal, defects in crystals - vacancies, interstitial atoms, impurities, excitons, condensation of excitons, influence of defects on physical properties, dislocations and strength of solid materials Oscillations of lattices and overview of theories of heat capacities (classical, Einstein, Debye and Born-Karmán theory)