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Course: Solid State Physics

Department/Abbreviation: SLO/FPLX

Year: 2021

Guarantee: 'doc. Mgr. Jan Soubusta, Ph.D.'

Annotation: Brief introduction to solid state physics.

Course review:
1. Spatial configuration of a crystal, crystal lattice, primitive cell. 2. Crystal diffraction, reciprocal lattice, Bragg diffraction law, Brillouin zone. 3. Crystal bonding, ionic crystals, covalent crystals, metals, crystals of inert gases. 4. Lattice vibrations, acoustical, optical phonons, dispersion relations, thermal properties. 5. Metals, Fermi gas of free electrons, thermal and electrical properties. 6. Energy bands, Bloch theorem, Bloch functions, central equation. 7. Semiconductors, dispersion relations of real materials (Si, Ge, GaAs). 8. Fermi surfaces in metals, nearly free electron approximation, tight binding method. 9. Quasiparticles, plasmons, polaritons, excitons. 10. Advanced topics, superconductivity, electric and magnetic properties.