2019 Introduction to Solid State Science

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Itoh Mitsuru  Wakai Fumihiro  Majima Yutaka  Kamiya Toshio  Oba Fumiyasu  Kawaji Hitoshi  Sasagawa Takao  Hiramatsu Hidenori  Matsuishi Satoru  Nakatsuji Kan  Gohda Yoshihiro  Haindl Silvia 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Mon1-2(J233)  Thr1-2(J233)  
Group
-
Course number
MAT.C414
Credits
2
Academic year
2019
Offered quarter
4Q
Syllabus updated
2019/9/11
Lecture notes updated
2020/1/23
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

Solid state science offers a basis for materials and electronic devices. A comprehensive understanding of the fundamental physics underlying is crucially important to pursue a research study of materials and electronic devices. This course begins with a brief review of band theory in solids, and covers other fundamental physical phenomena including semiconductors, Fermi surfaces and metals, superconductivity, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism, dielectrics and ferroelectrics, and surface and interface physics, aiming at understanding the essences of the condensed matter science.

Student learning outcomes

By the end of this course, students will be able to understand the essences of several important phenomena in condensed matter science, including semiconductors, Fermi surfaces and metals, superconductivity, paramagnetism, ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism, dielectrics and ferroelectrics, and surface and interface physics.

Keywords

Semiconductors, Fermi Surfaces and Metals, Superconductivity, Paramagnetism, Ferromagnetism and Antiferromagnetism, Dielectrics and Ferroelectrics, Surface and Interface Physics

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

To get a good understanding of the course contents, exercise problems are provided.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Fundamental of semiconductors: band theory Understand electronic structures of semiconductors
Class 2 Properties and applications of semiconductors Understand electronic properties and applications of semiconductors
Class 3 Fermi surfaces of metals Understand the Fermi surfaces of metals
Class 4 Characterization of the electronic structure of metals Understand how to characterize the electronic structure of metals
Class 5 Review of fundamental physics of superconductivity: Part 1 Understand fundamental physics of superconductivity: Part 1
Class 6 Review of fundamental physics of superconductivity: Part 2 Understand fundamental physics of superconductivity: Part 2
Class 7 Review of fundamental physics of magnetic moments and paramagnetism Understand fundamental physics of magnetic moments and paramagnetism
Class 8 Review of fundamental physics of magnetic interactions Review of fundamental physics of magnetic interactions
Class 9 Review of fundamental physics of dielectrics and ferroelectrics: Part 1 Understand fundamental physics of dielectrics and ferroelectrics
Class 10 Review of fundamental physics of dielectrics and ferroelectrics: Part 2 Understand calculations of dielectric and ferroelectric properties
Class 11 Surface and interface crystallography Understand novel atomic structures at surfaces and interfaces
Class 12 Surface and interface electronic structure Understand novel electronic structures at surfaces and interfaces
Class 13 Review of Semiconductors, Fermi Surfaces and Metals Cultivate a better understanding of Semiconductors, Fermi Surfaces and Metals
Class 14 Review of Superconductivity, Paramagnetism, Ferromagnetism and Antiferromagnetism Cultivate a better understanding of Superconductivity, Paramagnetism, Ferromagnetism and Antiferromagnetism
Class 15 Review of Dielectrics and Ferroelectrics, Surface and Interface Physics Cultivate a better understanding of Dielectrics and Ferroelectrics, Surface and Interface Physics

Textbook(s)

Charles Kittel's "Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th Edition." (Wiley)

Reference books, course materials, etc.

No prerequisites.

Assessment criteria and methods

Assessment is based on a small test or report and on the status of submission thereof.

Related courses

  • MAT.C400 : Crystals Science
  • MAT.C401 : Advanced Course of Dielectric and Ferroelectric Materials
  • MAT.C404 : Physics and Chemistry of Semiconductors
  • MAT.C406 : Advanced Course of Magnetism
  • MAT.M407 : Advanced Solid State Physics
  • MAT.M408 : Quantum Statistical Mechanics

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Students must be familiar with Chapters 1-7 of Charles Kittel's "Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th Edition."

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