Course detail

Structure of Matter

FSI-9STHAcad. year: 2020/2021

Atomic structure of matter, atomic bonding, examples of structures of molecules and condensed matter, relation of observations of atoms and matter in real and reciprocal space. Photons and de Broglie waves. Quasiparticle concept In condense matter. Dynamics of nuclei in many-atom systems (phonons). Electronic structure of atoms and many atom systems. . Electron gas and plasmons . Relation of thermal, electric, optical, magnetic properties of materials with their microscopic structure. Depending on the doctoral thesis, the topics may be modified..

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The knowledge of laws of modern physics and ability to apply the basic principles to physical systems, such as solid state and surfaces, in order to explain and predict the properties and behaviour of such systems.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of physics on the level of HRW..

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Ch. KITTEL: Úvod do fyziky pevných látek. Academia, Praha 1985.
P. A. TIPLER, R. A. LLEWELLYN: Modern Physics. (6th edition.) W. H. Freeman and Company, New York 2012.
H. LÜTH: Solid Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films (4th ed.) Springer-Velag, 2001. (EN)
Ch. KITTEL: Introduction to Solid State Physics (8th ed.). J. Wiley, 2005. (EN)
HALLIDAY, D. - RESNICK, R. - WALKER, J.: Fyzika, VUTIUM, Brno 2013, zejména kap. 38-41
A. Modinas, Quantum Theory of Matter, J. Wiley. (EN)
A. Rigamonti, P. Carrerra, Structure of Matter, Springer, 2015 (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline, or through individual discussions with students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The doctoral student prepares an essay on the topic related to the dissertation and then a debate is held to demonstrate the doctoral student's orientation in the concepts of condesed matter physics.

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The course objective is to provide students with basic ideas of modern physics in order to be capable of understanding 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

The course is based on individual study.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme D-APM-K Doctoral, 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, recommended

  • Programme D4P-P Doctoral

    branch D-APM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, recommended

  • Programme D4F-P Doctoral

    branch D-FMI , 1. year of study, winter semester, 0 credits, recommended

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

20 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

A PhD student who has completed a basic course in physics will gain insight into the laws of modern physics needed to understand the structure of matter and the principles on which modern technology and methods of matter research are based.

Atomic structure of matter, atomic bonding, examples of structures of molecules and condensed matter, relation of observations of atoms and matter in real and reciprocal space. Photons and de Broglie waves. Quasiparticle concept In condense matter. Dynamics of nuclei in many-atom systems (phonons). Electronic structure of atoms and many atom systems. . Electron gas and plasmons . Relation of thermal, electric, optical, magnetic properties of materials with their microscopic structure. Depending on the doctoral thesis, the topics may be modified.