The "Condensed Matter Physics I" Course is given in the first term, for a total number of 48 hours (6 credits). It is compulsory for all the training tracks.
The course will provide theoretical concepts fundamental to understanding the behaviour of electrons in crystals and the basic tools to treat them, both in problems solvable with classical methods and those requiring a quantum treatment. Main topics: models for non-interacting electrons; crystalline lattices and structures; independent electrons in a periodic potential (Bloch electrons) and energy bands; semiconductors; magnetism.
Lectures are generally planned in these slots:
in Room A, Building C2 (via Valerio, 6)
Students are kindly invited to check the announcements for possible changes/updates
G. Grosso and G. Pastori Parravicini, Solid State Physics, Academic Press (2000)
C. Kittel, Introduction to Solid State Physics, Wiley (1996).
L. Mihaly e M.C. Martin, Solid State Physics: Problems and Solutions, Wiley (1996).
The exam includes written & oral partsSix dates for the final written test (2 dates in Jan/Feb 2022; 2 in June/July 2022; 2 in September 2022) will be scheduled and visible on esse3.
The oral exam must be done within few days after the written test (depending on the number of candidates).
Typically 1.5/2.5 hours are available for the written tests (for partial/final tests, respectively). Books and lecture notes can be used during the written exams.
Lectures and exams will go on according to the current guidelines for facing the covid-19 emergency.