Physics of Materials
- Describe basic concepts of quantum-mechanical pictures of matter.
- Apply approximative methods of quantum mechanics into desription of matter.
- Derive wave equation in three dimensions.
- Apply classical and quantum distributions.
- Analyze potentials and conductivity in crystall latice.
- Explain fermion pairing in BCS theory at low temperatures.
- Describe quantum theory of magnetism and its application in quantum metrology and quantum computers.
- Analyze electric and magnetic properties of materials in technology.
Forms of Teaching
Lectures with AV support. Scientific movies on related contemporary research. Simple experiments and demonstrations.Seminars and workshops
Individual presentations of special topics.Exercises
Examples and problem solutions.Independent assignments
Work on computer and knowledge in simulations, data handling, and searching on articles and solutions in quantum physics.Other
Attending lectures (P), solving examples and excercises (V) laboratory excercises (L) on lectures. Individual and/or group presentations of specific topics - seminars (S)
|Type||Threshold||Percent of Grade||Threshold||Percent of Grade|
|Homeworks||0 %||10 %||0 %||0 %|
|Class participation||0 %||10 %||0 %||0 %|
|Mid Term Exam: Written||0 %||40 %||0 %|
|Final Exam: Written||0 %||40 %|
|Exam: Written||0 %||40 %|
|Exam: Oral||40 %|
Week by Week Schedule
- Wave equation in three dimensions .
- Solutions, properties, interpretations; Quantum numbers set and possible values.
- WBK approximation and applications (semiconductor junctions); Perturbation theory of QM and applications.
- Function of the density of states and partition functions.
- Bose–Einstein condensates (superconductivity, quantum computers).
- Drift velocities, relaxation times, mobility.
- Langevin function: applications.
- Midterm exam.
- Lorentz field; Clausius–Mossotti formula.
- Magnetic moments related to Schrödinger equation; Electron spin; Landé factor; Hund’s rules and applications.
- Spintronics and applications (quantum computers); NMR and applications (quantum computers).
- Meissner effect; London equations; Penetration depth.
- Cooper pairs and B;C;S; theory ; Magnetic flux quantization (fluxon); Quantum metrology; Phenomenology of crystal superconducting heterostructures.
- Quantum Hall effect; Applications of HTS materials for technology (quantum dots, thin films, magnets).
- Final exam.