NWI-MOL050
Condensed Matter
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleNWI-MOL050
Credits (ECTS)3
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Science; Moleculaire Wetenschappen;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
prof. dr. E. Vlieg
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Lecturer
prof. dr. E. Vlieg
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Contactperson for the course
prof. dr. E. Vlieg
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Examiner
prof. dr. E. Vlieg
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Academic year2019
Period
KW4  (13/04/2020 to 30/08/2020)
Starting block
KW4
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
After this course you are able to:
  • recognize and discuss the structure and several properties of crystals, and is able to analyze crystal bonding, lattice vibrations and the electronic structure in a quantitative manner
  • if required, use the concept of reciprocal space to perform such an analysis
Content
This course is based on the collective behaviour of the atoms and molecules of solids, i.e., the properties individual molecules are not important. Both the geometric and electronic structure of materials will be treated.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge
Crystal structure (NWI-MOL032). This is a course in the theme 'Functionality'.
Test information
Written exam
Specifics

Topics
• crystal structure
• reciprocal space
• crystal binding
• phonons
• free electron model
• band structure

Test information
Written exam

Prerequisites
Crystal structure (NWI-MOL032). This is a course in the theme 'Functionality'.

Required materials
Book
J.R. Hook & H.E. Hall, Solid State Physics, 2e editie. (Parts from) chapters 1-4, 11-12.

Instructional modes
Exam Q4

Lecture

Resit Exam Q4

Tutorial

Tests
Exam
Test weight1
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock KW4, Block KW4