PHY2024 : Principles of Materials and Solid-state Physics
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Pablo Docampo
- Owning School: Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To enhance the students' knowledge of materials and to strengthen their understanding of important material types (e.g. metals, semiconductors etc)
Outline Of Syllabus
What holds matter together?
Ionic and covalent bonding; Metallic bonding; Van der Walls and Hydrogen bonding.
Lattice vectors; Unit cell; Bravais Lattices; Reciprocal lattice.
Wave scattering by crystals:
Bragg; Plane spacing; X-Ray diffraction;
Charge transport in materials:
Ion diffusion via lattice defects; Electrons in metals: Drude and Sommerfeld theory.
1D monoatomic chains; 1D diatomic chains; phonons; phonon modes.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||2:00||24:00||Writing up lecture notes; general reading|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||6||1:00||6:00||Tutorial sessions to cover solutions to practical problems|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||1:30||1:30||Final Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||30||0:30||15:00||Revision for final exams|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Case Study Report|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||38:30||38:30||Reviewing lecture notes, reviewing recap, general reading|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide core material and guidance for further reading, problem solving practice is provided through tutorials.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prob solv exercises||2||M||20||5 problem sheets, equally weighted to 4% each.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination provides the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their understanding of the lecture course material. The report enables students to demonstrate knowledge of the application of materials in technology.