Solid State Physics I

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Solid State Physics I

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    To introduce the student to the structure of crystalline solids and diffraction techniques for structure determination. To provide an understanding of bonding in solids. To introduce the student to the concept of band structure. To provide a basic grounding in thermal, electrical optical and magnetic properties of solids.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe the different types of bonding in solids.
    2. Explain the concepts of unit cell, basis lattice and crystal structure.
    3. Discuss experimental methods to determine crystal structure and perform crystal structure calculations.
    4. Describe and explain the Drude and Free Electron Models of conduction in solids.
    5. Describe the basic thermal, electrical, optical, magnetic and superconducting properties of solids.
    6. Apply physical principles to solve numerical problems based on the physical properties of solids.

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