Fisica dello Stato Solido
Solid State Physics Francesco Simoni
Knowledge of differential and integral calculus and of main concepts of mechanics and electrodynamics.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
This course allows students to get knowledge of matter structure and electronic and optical properties of solid state. This knowledge, completing the concepts learned through the courses of Fisica and Fisica Superiore, represents the necessary detailed analysis in order to understand the processes which allows electronic, optoelectronic and quantum electronic devices to work.CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
In order to apply the learned concepts to sectors of interest of information engineering, the student will have to figure out the phenomenology which governs the different technologic applications already studied in different courses and are exploited in the engineering practice. This ability will come out through learning a critical method approach to concepts to be extended in the professional activity.TRANSVERSAL SKILLS:
The course includes subjects related to wave optics, quantum mechanics, structure and property of matter, quantum electronics, they will be studied with the aim of highlighting the need of the student to develop transversal skills in order to get a critique view and a deeper knowledge of devices related to information engineering.
Basic of quantum mechanics: wave functions, Schroedinger equation, observables and operators, the harmonic oscillator, model of atom. Condensed matter: molecular interaction, liquids, solids and liquid crystals, structure of crystals. Electronic and optical properties of solids: energy bands, metals, semiconductors, insulators. Matter-radiation interaction. Light amplification and laser emission.
Development of the examination
LEARNING EVALUATION METHODS
oral examination; the student is asked to present the main concepts concerning some proposed topics included among the ones of the programme.
LEARNING EVALUATION CRITERIA
It is evaluated the acquisition of the main concepts related to the following topics: basic of quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular properties and condenssed states of matter, electronic and optical properties of solids, radiation-matter interaction and laser physics.
LEARNING MEASUREMENT CRITERIA
It is evaluated the degree of acquisition and understanding of the discussed topics. It is evaluated the ability of using the concepts of quantum mechanics in studying the matter properties, with special focus to electronic and optical properties.
FINAL MARK ALLOCATION CRITERIA
The maximum score, thirty cum laude, is given to students showing full acquisition of the discussed topics and ability of finding links between the different concepts. The minimum score, eighteen, is given to student showing a sufficient knowledge of the discussed topics and understanding of the main aspects of the discussed topics.
Lecture notes of teacher. Other readings: J.R. Hook, H.E. Hall, Solid State Physics, John Wiley & Sons; A. Yariv, Quantum Electronics, Academic Press
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