At the end of the course, you
- understand how electronic properties of materials are connected to the band structure.
- know how many-body interactions affect the single-particle picture of electronic bands.
- can explain and discuss various semiconductor devices and their functionality.
- understand the impact of reduced dimension (surfaces, ultrathin films) on the electronic structure of solids.
This course is a direct continuation of the introductory solid-state physics course (NB071C or NB072B) and part of the Bachelor condensed-matter track that ideally prepares you for a possible internship (Bachelorstage) in one of the condensed matter research departments.|
We will gain a more in-depth understanding of solid-state electronic properties, including band structures, Fermi surfaces, transport phenomena (conductivity, (quantum) Hall effect), and how many-body interactions (that are neglected in the introductory course) affect them. We will also look at various semiconductor structures and how they can be designed toward a specific functionality (e.g. diodes, transistors, LEDs, lasers, solar cells). Finally, we will also look into what happens when you reduce the dimensionality of a crystal from 3D to 2D (via ultrathin films or on surfaces), leading to the emergence of new material properties.
This course serves as a basis for the 2nd quarter course “Modern Topics in Condensed Matter Physics”.
|Introductory solid state course (SdM) NWI-NB071C or NWI-NB072B|
|This course will be taught in English.|