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General information

Course name Lecture: Materials Physics
Semester WS 2022/23
Current number of participants 37
Home institute Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik V
Courses type Lecture in category Teaching
First date Tue., 18.10.2022 12:15 - 13:45, Room: (1003 T)
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird in Präsenz abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
ECTS points 6

Course location / Course dates

(1003 T) Tuesday: 12:15 - 13:45, weekly (13x)
Thursday: 12:15 - 13:45, fortnightly (8x)


• Electrons in solids: Free electron gas, band structure, effective mass
• Lattice dynamics: Phonons, phonon dispersion, acoustic and optical phonons
• Properties of metals: Electrical conductivity, Fermi surfaces, thermal properties
• Properties of semiconductors: Pure, intrinsic semiconductors, equilibrium conditions, doping
• Properties of dielectric materials: Propagation of electromagnetic waves, frequency dependent optical
properties, polarization effects.
• Application in devices: Heterostructures, Schottky contact, pn-junction, solar cell, light emission and
technological aspects

Learning Outcomes / Competences: The students ...
• know the basic terms and concepts of solid state physics like the free electron gas, electronic band structure, charge carrier statistics, phonons, doping and optical properties,
• are capable to apply derived approximations as the effective mass or the electron-hole concept to describe basic characteristics of semiconductor materials,
• have the competence to apply these concepts for the description of electric, electro-optic and thermal properties of solids and to describe their functionalities,
• understand size effects on material physical properties.
• Integrated acquirement of soft skills: Working with specialist literature, literature search and interdisciplinary thinking.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "Zeitgesteuerte Anmeldung: Materials Physics".
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • The enrolment is possible from 26.09.2022, 00:00 to 01.11.2022, 23:59.