Condensed Matter B
Queen Mary, University of London
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
"Continuing from Symmetry, Structure and Dynamics in Solids (or in its first year from Structure and Properties of Functional Materials), this module completes an overview of the major concepts in modern condensed matter physics. Many of the assumptions made in previous modules û such as considering only ideal, infinite crystals or isotropic materials û will be relaxed in order to treat more complex but realistic situations. So we will discuss atomic and electronic structure beyond the perfect crystal; see how to use tensors to describe anisotropic properties; discuss useful and interesting electric and magnetic phenomena; and investigate model systems for advanced materials. The module will conclude by examining some active research topics within the Centre for Condensed Matter and Materials Physics."
Assessment: 80.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework
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