Course detail

Physical Properties of Materials

FSI-TFVAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course is a follow-up to the course Solid State Physics; and deepens students; knowledge in the field of elastic, thermal, electric, optical and magnetic properties of solid matter. It describes simple physical models enabling calculations of some basic parameters and characteristics of solid matter in order to understand properties of classical and advanced materials.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will acquire knowledge of basic physical properties of condesed matter materials, as well as ability to apply the basic physical principles in order to explain and predict the behaviour of materials.

Prerequisites

Knowledge from the field of the solid state physics.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

CH. KITTEL: Úvod do fyziky pevných látek. Academia, Praha 1985. (CS)
S. J. BLUNDELL: Magnetism in condensed matter. Oxford University Press 2001. (EN)
A. M. FOX: Optical properties of solids. Oxford University Press 2002. (EN)
S. J. BLUNDELL: Magnetism in condensed matter. Oxford University Press 2001. (EN)
J. SINGLETON: Band theory and electronic properties of solids. Oxford University Press 2004. (EN)
A. M. FOX: Optical properties of solids. Oxford University Press 2002. (EN)
Humlíček J.: Optické vlastnosti pevných látek, skriptum MU Brno (CS)
J. SINGLETON: Band theory and electronic properties of solids. Oxford University Press 2004. (EN)
O. CAHA: Příklady a úlohy k předmětu Fyzikální vlastnosti materiálů. Elektronický studijní materiál, Brno 2014. (CS)
CH. KITTEL: Úvod do fyziky pevných látek. Academia, Praha 1985. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The exam is combined (written and oral).

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The aim of the course is to provide students with basic ideas of solid state physics and this way facilitate understanding of microscopical nature of matter and principles, which the advanced materials technologies and modern experimental methods are based on.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at seminars is obligatory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-FIN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Mechanical, thermal and electric properties of solids. Metals, semiconductors, polymers, ferroelectrics.
Optical properties of solids. Models describing interaction between light and matter. Dispersion relations. Kramers-Kronig relations.
Magnetic properties of solids. Diamagnetic, paramagnetic and ferromagnetic materials. Antiferromagnetic materials. Magnetoresistivity.
Superconductors. Graphen.

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Solving the problems listed in the text quoted.