PHYS208. (fys208) Faststoff-fysikk - Solid State Physics

Pensumliste - Requirements for the Exams (Curriculum)


Kurset inngår i "International Master of Science Program". Hvis det er påmeldt studenter fra dette programmet og hvis det lar seg praktisk gjennomføre, blir kurset gitt på engelsk. Siden læreboken er på engelsk og for å unngå unødvendig duplissering, er også pensumlisten gitt på engelsk.

The course is recommended for the International Master of Science Program. Therefore, if there are students from this programme, the course will be given in English.

The curriculum of the course is defined by the following list of topics. These are sufficiently covered by the main recommended book, but some material might be better covered by the other listed books. In several cases, there are additional notes. These are slightly modified every year in response to the new reactions from the participants.

Some details of the curriculum will be specified by additional notes, which will be distributed during the semester.

For further details: L. Kocbach, room 544, tel. 55 58 28 70, E-mail: ladi@post.ift.uib.no


Free Textbook - added in 2005
Prof. Yuri Galperin's electronic text (PDF, 4MBytes, full text download)

Textbooks - edited in 1997 - prices not updated
Main Recommended Book (New in 1996)
N.W. ASHCROFT and N.D. MERMIN : SOLID STATE PHYSICS
( International Edition, 1995 Price: NOK 235)
This is a standard book e.g. in Utrecht and many other places

Alternative textbook:
G. BURNS : SOLID STATE PHYSICS
( International Edition, 1995 Price ca NOK 290.)
Modern and interesting book. Covers also all the topics

Old Recommended Book (1989-1994)
P.C. HEMMER : FASTE STOFFERS FYSIKK
( Norwegian, Price ca. NOK 130)
Kan brukes. Er mye mer kompakt, men dekker ikke alle emner.

C. KITTEL : INTRODUCTION TO SOLID STATE PHYSICS
( 6th edition, ca NOK 450)
Most Famous Textbook, used many places; Covers most of the topics, but not always at the required level. Useful as Reference. Many copies of older editions are available in the library.

Various notes. In particular on
Notes on Debye model, Einstein Model and Fermi gas model
Fourier method for band structure
Notes on the concept of effective mass
Semiconductors: Detailed treatment of the p-n junction
Notes on Ferromagnetism
Notes on Superconductivity

These notes are distributed during the lectures, but can be obtained from the lecturer at any time.

List of Topics Covered

Introduction

The Dynamics of Lattice vibrations, Thermic properties of Solids Electrons in Metals: Classical and Fermi Gas Electrons in crystals: Band Theory Electrons in crystals: Electron Dynamics Metals; Fermi Surface Semiconductors Hall Effect Magnetic Phenomena Ferromagnetism Superconductivity Details of Crystal Structure Crystal Structure and X-ray Diffraction

ladi@post.ift.uib.no
January 15th, 1997; additions January 20th, 2005