Physics of Materials
Education is focused on the deep understanding of Quantum Physics concepts and methods, and modern nanotechnology knowledge and techniques. Students will be educated in basic knowledge of describing and understanding of modern materials in Electrical Engineering, Information Technology and Computer Science. An emphasis will be also given on the practical skills to analyze as well as to simulate by the advanced programming tools the problems in the related topics (miniaturization, quantum computers, parallelization, and innovative materials).
- Describe simple quantum systems.
- Apply quantum mechanics to elementary processes.
- Derive solutions for the hydrogen atom.
- Apply classical and quantum distributions.
- Relate classical and quantum description on the thermal properties.
- Analyze potentials and conductivities in crystall lattice.
- Explain fermion pairing in BCS theory.
- Analyze electric ana magnetic properties in technology.
Forms of Teaching
Lectures with AV support. Scientific movies on related contemporary research. Simple experiments and demonstrations.Exercises
Examples and problem solutions.Consultations
Regular - weekly consultations.Seminars
Individual presentations of special topics.Acquisition of Skills
Work on computer and knowledge in simulations, data handling, and searching on articles and solutions in quantum physics.
|Type||Threshold||Percent of Grade||Threshold||Percent of Grade|
|Homeworks||0 %||10 %||0 %||10 %|
|Class participation||0 %||10 %||0 %||10 %|
|Mid Term Exam: Written||0 %||40 %||0 %|
|Final Exam: Written||0 %||40 %|
|Exam: Written||0 %||40 %|
|Exam: Oral||40 %|
Week by Week Schedule
- Basics of quantum physics. Relativistic equations of matter waves. Schroedinger equation.
- Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. Transmission and reflection on potential step.
- Tunnel effect. WBK approximation.
- Electron states in a potential well. Field emission. Contact potential.
- Hydrogen atom.
- Pauli's exclusion principle. Quantum mechanical harmonic oscillator.
- Statistical distributions: Fermi-Dirac, Bose-Einstein.
- Thermal properties of materials. Einstein and Debye model.
- Kronig-Penney model of potential lattice. Brillouin zones. Effective electron and hole mass.
- Conductivity. Semiconductor conductivity. Semiconductor applications.
- Superconductivity. BCS theory. Josephson effect and applications. LTS technology. HTS materials.
- Electrical properties of materials. Polarization. Dielectric permittivity. Optical fibers.
- Diamagnetism. Paramagnetism. Ferromagnetism. NMR and applications in physics of materials.