This course is for students in Tokyo Tech-Tsinghua University joint graduate program. The course is held at Tsinghua University in
Beijing. Solid state physics is the most fundamental subjects of material science and engineering. This lecture covers fundamentals of Solid state physics, which starts from "crystal structure of materials", "chemical bond", "lattice vibration", etc. On the basis of quantum theory, the course teaches and discusses the electronic states of solids and the material properties of solids, such as thermal conduction, electron conduction, dielectrics and magnetism, optical properties of materials and others, to deepen the understanding of material properties.
By completing this course, students will be able to:
1) Understand that the electronic states govern the material properties microscopically.
2) Understand the free-electron metallic states as the simplest itinerant electron system.
3) Understand that the electron states of solid crystals become Bloch states.
4) Explain and discuss thermal conduction, electron conduction on the basis of quantum theory.
5) Explain and discuss material properties such as dielectric and magnetic properties, optical properties, on the basis of
crystal structure, reciprocal lattice, lattice vibration, thermal conduction, Brillouin zone, electronic band structure, electron conduction, optical property, dielectrics and magnetism
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lectures, presentations and discussions
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Crystal structure and periodicity||Crystal structure and periodicity|
|Class 3||Quantum Mechanics||Quantum Mechanics|
|Class 4||Chemical bond||Chemical bond|
|Class 5||Lattice vibration||Lattice vibration|
|Class 6||Lattice specific heat and thermal conduction||Lattice specific heat and thermal conduction|
|Class 7||Free electron theory||Free electron theory|
|Class 8||Energy band||Energy band|
|Class 9||Application of band theory||Application of band theory|
|Class 10||Electronic Conduction||Electronic Conduction|
|Class 11||Optical property||Optical property|
|Class 12||Dielectrics and Magnetism||Dielectrics and Magnetism|
|Class 14||super conductor and review of the course (classes 1-14)||Super Conductor|
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.
Makoto Okazaki, Solid State Physics- for engineering students- (Shokabo, Tokyo 2015)
Mitsumasa Iwamoto, Electrical and Electronic properties of Materials (Ohmsha 2011)
Kittel: Introduction to Solid State Physics
Presentation, Q and A, Report
It is desirable that the students have learned general chemistry.