Changes/additions will be
marked in Red
Aim of the course
will learn how central concepts in solid-state physics can be applied to model
physical effects. It is part of the course Modern Physics FYSC01, also named
- Chemical bonding in solids
- Crystal Structure and diffraction
- Lattice vibrations and phonons
- Band structure, metals, semiconductors, and
insulators with applications
- A brief survey of superconductivity
FYSA01, FYSA21, FYSC11
- Lectures, where we go through the subjects
- Weekly exercise sessions, where you compare
your solutions and discuss with us
- Independent study by reading the textbook
and other sources as well as solving the exercises
- 2 computer and 3 experimental labs
Halls and dates VT 2014
For the full schedule and
times, see here
- First meeting: 26 Mar: 3:00-5:00 pm
- Lectures: see schedule.
- Exercises: see schedule.
- Repetition: May 23.
- Labs: Weeks 18-20
(see schedule). Mandatory introduction meeting: Apr 25
(Lecture Hall A).
- Exam: May 26 (2:00pm-7:00pm)
Hall A, except ; Mar 26(Lundmarksalen); May 19-21 (Lecture Hall F) May 22-23
(Lecture Hall B at Math building)
Exercises: Rydberg 2,3 (Apr 3, May 21), H322 (Apr 22),
Lecture Hall A (Apr 11)
Final Exam: Victoriastadion
Topics, reading assignments, and
exercise questions to work on:
- week: Bonding, crystals, diffraction,
defects (Hofmann Chapters 1,2), exercise
questions, set 1 (optional additional
reading: Holgate Chapters 2, 3, and 5.1)
- week: Mechanical properties, Phonons, thermal
properties, and free electron models (Hofmann Chapters 3, 4, and 5), exercise questions, set 2, notes on Lattice vibrations and specific heat (optional additional reading: Holgate
Chapters 4, 5.2, 5.3, and 6.1)
- week: Band structure, semiconductor devices and
dielectrics (Hofmann Chapters 6, 7, and 9), exercise
questions, set 3, notes on band
structure, and electric conduction (optional additional reading: Holgate Chapters
6.2 to 7)
- week: Magnetism, superconductivity and topics of
ongoing research (Hofmann Chapters 8, 10 and 11) exercise
questions, set 4 (optional
additional reading: Holgate Chapters 6 and 8)
- Preparing written
solutions/answers to the exercises provided each week
- Actively participate in all
5 labs with approved lab reports (35% of the final grade)
- Passing the written exam
(65% of the final grade).
- There is no
handing-in of the exercises.
- Written Exam:
the exam will be based on
the material covered in the course.
- Support material allowed for the exam:
scientific pocket calculator only.
A formula compendium will
be provided together with the exam questions.
An example of old exam (requires password).
Damtie Fikkeradis Room
K422, phone 046-2229088, Fikeraddis.Damtie@teorfys.lu.se
K415-416, phone 046-2229087, firstname.lastname@example.org
C1: One dimensional Phonon modes: Manual, Location: Datorsal
structure: Manual, Location: Datorsal
Miroslav Hopjan,Room K415-416, phone 046-2229087, email@example.com
Philip Hofmann: Solid State
Physics (Wiley VCH 2008)
Additional and optional course literature:
Sharon Ann Holgate: Understanding Solid State Physics (Taylor and Francis 2009)
With content and sequence of topics similar to Hofmann’s, Holgate focuses more on the intuitive understanding, and is intended as a complementary lecture to Hofmann. The latter is the primary bibliographic reference.
Related Literature (Classical
texts on the subject)
H. Ibach and H. Lüth: Solid
State Physics (Springer 2003)
N.W. Ashcroft and N. D. MerminSolid State Physics (Cengage Learning 1976)
Slides of the course-lectures:
For A.Mikkelsen’s lectures, see here
set of Slides (requires
password),and sketch of the lectures (requires password).
set of Slides
(requires password),and sketch of the lectures (requires password).
phone 046-2229627, Anders.Mikkelsen@sljus.lu.se
Claudio Verdozzi, phone 046-2229499, Claudio.Verdozzi@teorfys.lu.se
Updated March 5 , 2014