Institut für Physik, von-Seckendorff-Platz 1, room 1.26, 06120 Halle, Monday, 9-10,
Contents of the course
properties of materials; connection between structure and properties.
We start at nanoscopic length scales (atoms, lattices), follow
mesoscopic features, and describe how macroscopical properties depend
on the former.
- The basis of all is the structure of
atoms. For their description, classical physics is not sufficient.
Quantum-mechanical tools are needed for their description, as well as
for the description of particular properties of crystals (Chap. 1, 8).
- Knowledge of atomic (molecular) lattices (Chap. 2) and methods for their characterisation (Chap. 3) and of
- Lattice defects (Chap. 4) is needed as further basis.
of the periodic order and their perturbations on mechanical (Chaps. 5,
6), thermal (Chap. 7), electrical (Chap. 8), dielectric (Chap.
9), optical (Chap. 10), and magnetic (Chap. 11) properties follow.
properties of semiconductors, solid state devices and a decription of
concepts for advanced materials in given in Chaps. 13–15.
materials are outside the scope of this lecture. For this it is
referred for example to the course on polymer physics.
- R. Turton: The physics of solids. Oxford University Press 2000, 2002.
- M. N. Rudden, J. Wilson: Elements of solid state physics. Chichester: Wiley 1993.
- J. I. Gersten, F. W. Smith: The physics and chemistry of materials. New York: Wiley 2001.
- R. J. D. Tilley: Understanding solids. New York: Wiley 2006.
- C. Weißmantel, C. Haman: Grundlagen der Festkörperphysik; Berlin: Deutscher Verlag der Wissenschaften 1989.
- Bergmann Schäfer Lehrbuch der Experimentalphysik, Volume 6 Festkörper. Ed. W. Raith. Berlin: de Gruyter 1992.
of questions and problems 2006/2007
science for engineers
physics and semiconductors
P. Marder: Condensed
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October 2002 (last revision January 2011)