phy551  Quantum Structure of Matter (Complete module description)
Module label  Quantum Structure of Matter 
Module code  phy551 
Credit points  6.0 KP 
Workload  180 h
( Attendance: 56 hrs )
Self study: 124 hrs 
Institute directory  Institute of Physics 
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Prerequisites  Mechanics, Electrodynamics and Optics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering IIII. These courses are mandatory prerequisites. 
Skills to be acquired in this module  The students will gain knowledge of the fundamental principles of quantum mechanics and their application to the modelling of the equilibrium structure of different atomic, molecular and solid state material systems. The course will enhance their competence to understand and apply basic theoretical concepts in quantum mechanics. The students will learn how to rationalize quantum effects and wave phenomena in a variety of material systems and will become acquainted with strategies how to explain the equilibrium steadystate structure of different types of matter. The students will also be introduced into the nonequilibrium dynamics of selected quantum systems. 
Module contents  The course aims at providing a modern introduction into quantum mechanical foundations of the structure of atomic, molecular and solid state systems. It will bridge the gap between „Atomic and Molecular Physics“ and „Solid State Physics.” The following content will be covered: 1. Introduction into quantum mechanics 2. Quantum theory: techniques and applications 3. Atomic and molecular structure 4. Lightmatter interaction 5. Molecular spectroscopy 6. Introduction into quantum dynamics 7. Molecular reaction dynamics 8. Macromolecules and Aggregates 9. Solid State Materials The course will be held at the level of an advanced course in physical chemistry and requires basic knowledge of quantum mechanics as introduced in “Atomic and Molecular Physics”. 
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Language of instruction  English 
Duration (semesters)  1 Semester 
Module frequency  jährlich 
Module capacity  unlimited 
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Final exam of module  180 min written exam or 45 min oral exam 
Type of course  Lecture 
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