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phy502 - Solid State Physics (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)
Originalfassung Englisch PDF Download
Modulbezeichnung Solid State Physics
Modulkürzel phy502
Kreditpunkte 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
180 h (Präsenzzeit 84h, Selbststudium: 96h)
Einrichtungsverzeichnis Institut für Physik
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Fach-Bachelor Engineering Physics (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
Zuständige Personen
Nilius, Niklas (Modulverantwortung)
Lienau, Christoph (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Nilius, Niklas (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Schäfer, Sascha (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Wollenhaupt, Matthias (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Kittel, Achim (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Experimental Physics I-IV, Quantum structure of Matter
The students gain comprehensive insights into solid state physics and associated phenomena. They learn how symmetry operations are interconnected with structural parameters of solids. From the chemical interaction between atoms, the binding properties and thermodynamic stability of solids are derived. The oscillatory motion of atoms in simple 1D chain models is extended towards the dynamic response of crystals, while a statistical analysis leads to the concept of heat capacity and heat conductance of solids. The quantum mechanical description of particles in a box is exploited to develop the model of free and quasi-free electrons as well as the band structure of solids. The students are made familiar with the economically relevant fields of semiconductor and low temperature physics as well as magnetism.
Crystal structures and symmetries, Bravais lattices, Reciprocal lattice and translational symmetry, Brillouin zone, Binding principles in solids (covalent, ionic, metallic, van-der Waals and hydrogen bonding), Dynamic properties of solids, Phonons, Atomic chain models, Dispersion relation, Specific heat, Heat conductance, Electrons in solids, Model of free and quasi-free electrons, State density, Fermi energy, Electrons in periodic potentials, Bloch theorem, Band model of electrons, Effective mass, Band gap, Occupation numbers, Semiconductors, Doping, Dielectric properties, Magnetic properties, Dia-, para- and ferro magnetism, Superconductivity

1. N. W. Ashcroft, N. D. Mermin: Solid State Physics. Sounders College, Philadelphia,

2. Introduction to Solid State Physics | Kittel, Charles | ISBN: 9780471415268

3. S. Elliott: The Physics and Chemistry of Solids. John Wiley & Sons, West Sussex (UK),

4. H. Ibach, H. Lüth: Festkörperphysik. Springer, Berlin
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul jährlich
Aufnahmekapazität Modul unbegrenzt
Modullevel / module level AC (Aufbaucurriculum / Composition)
Modulart / typ of module je nach Studiengang Pflicht oder Wahlpflicht
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Vorlesung: 4 SWS, Übung: 2 SWS
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenz
2 SoSe und WiSe 28
2 SoSe und WiSe 28
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 56 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
120 min. written exam