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Condensed Matter Physics I & II, WS 2015/16 & SS 2016

Prof. Dr. Markus Grüninger


Comprehensive introduction to the basic principles of solid-state physics and to some experimental methods. Examples of current research will be discussed. The entire course (I and II) covers the following topics: crystal structure and binding, reciprocal space, lattice dynamics and thermal properties, electronic structure (free-electron gas, Fermi surface, band structure), semiconductors and metals, transport, magnetism, superconductivity, optical properties and screening, correlated electrons.

General information


Prof. Dr. Markus Grüninger (grueninger -at- ph2.uni-koeln.de)

Dr. Matteo Montagnese (m.montagnese -at- ph2.uni-koeln.de)

Place and time

Lecture (part II starting on April 13, 2016):

Wednesday, 10:00-11:30, Seminarraum II. Physik

Friday, 10:00-10:45, Seminarraum II. Physik


Friday, 10:45-11:30, Seminarraum II. Physik


N.W. Ashcroft, N.D. Mermin: Solid state physics

C. Kittel: Introduction to solid state physics

R. Groß, A. Marx: Festkörperphysik

H. Ibach, H. Lüth: Solid state physics


K. Kopitzki: Einführung in die Festkörperphysik

Bergmann-Schäfer Bd. 6: Festkörperphysik