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Halfgeleiders en Elektronenbanden

Vak 2014-2015

Description

This lecture series treats the electronic properties of solids. It starts with the behavior of semiconductors, and then turns to a more fundamental discussion of finding the electronic band structure of materials, the role of the periodic potential, and how this leads to insulators, semiconductors, and metals. The last part is concerned with 2-dimensional electron gasses, as can be found in semiconductor heterostructures and graphene. Important concepts : free electron gas; reciprocal lattice and diffraction; Fermi surfaces; Tight-binding approximation; Quantum Hall effect.

Programme form

Lectures and excercises

Literature

‘Introduction to Solid State Physics’ , C. Kittel, 8e editie gebruiken

Schedule

Schedule

Exam

Written exam

Prerequisites

Inleiding Fysica Vaste Stof

More info

Contact details lecturer: Prof.dr. J. Aarts (Jan)

More information will be available on Blackboard (which requires a ULCN account). The lectures can be given in english if foreign students are present, otherwise they are given in Dutch.