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Lecture: Prof. Dr. Paul van Loosdrecht (pvl -at- ph2.uni-koeln.de), Tel.: (470)-2707

Time The course takes place beginning October 18. 2016 and ends Februar 09. 2017.

The lecture takes place in SR II. PI on tuesdays from 10.00–11.30 and thursdays from 12.00–13.30.

Lecture notes http://loosdrecht.ph2.uni-koeln.de/Students/Lecture-Notes/

Comprehensive introduction to the basic principles and experimental methods of condensed matter physics. Examples of current research will be discussed.

The entire course (I & II, given in 2 semesters) covers the following topics: crystal structure and binding, reciprocal lattice and diffraction, lattice dynamics, electronic structure and Fermi surface, semiconductors and metals, transport, magnetism, superconductivity, optical properties, and correlated electrons.

Addresses: master students

ExercisesTo be announced.


Ashcroft/Mermin: Solid State Physics

Ibach/Lüth, Solid-State Physics

Gross/Marx: Festkörperphysik

Kittel: Introduction to Solid State Physics