Condensed Matter Physics

Code 9.4.3158.6
Semester 6th
Flow F - Physics
Category Obligatory by selection
Credits 4
Class Hours - Lab Hours 4 - 0
Lecturers Vassilios Yannopapas (School of AMPS), ΚΟΝΤΟΣ Α.


Free electron model. Thermal equilibrium and transport properties. Crystal lattices. Diffraction of radiation from crystals.
The reciprocal lattice. Crystal bonding. Classification of crystal lattices. Motion of electrons in a periodic potential. Bloch theorem and Energy bands.
Lattice vibrations. Thermal properties. Surfaces. Amorphous solids.
Semiconductors. Structure and electronic properties (direct, indirect gap). Effective mass and density of states. Intrinsic, extrinsic semiconductors and calculation of Fermi level.
Carrier concentration and mass-action law. Heterogeneous semiconductors. Conduction current, diffusion current and built-in potential.