The aim of this course is to understand fundamentals of solid state physics including crystal structures, electronic structures, lattice vibration, and electric conductivity.
This is an introductory solid properties course where students will gain an understanding of the physical phenomena of soft materials, where electrons, spin, and photons play an active role, in order to acquire the fundamentals for applying to devices. After students gain an understanding of crystal theory, which forms the base of properties theory, they will learn how to deal with periodically arranged lattice spaces mathematically from a quantum physics perspective, advancing their understanding of material properties.
Crystal structure, X-ray diffraction, free electron, effective mass, lattice vibration, electric conductivity
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Each chapter of the textbook contains a content of one class. Students read an appropriate chapter before each class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to solid state physics|
|Class 2||Crystal structures and symmetry|
|Class 3||Crystal structures of various materials|
|Class 4||Defects in crystal structures|
|Class 5||Bonding between atoms in a crystal|
|Class 6||X-ray diffraction||1st homework|
|Class 7||Free electrons|
|Class 8||Electrons in a periodic potential|
|Class 9||Effective mass and holes|
|Class 11||Lattice vibration and phonon||2nd homework|
|Class 12||Specific heat|
|Class 13||Electron conductivity in metals|
|Class 14||Electron conductivity in semiconductors, Hall effects and carrier diffusion|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Charles Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics (Wiley)
Examination and several homework assignments
Students who take this course need fundamental knowledge of quantum physics.