PHY8030 : Applied Solid State
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Professor Lidija Siller
- Owning School: Mathematics, Statistics and Physics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||15|
This module aims to introduce students to advanced concepts in solid state physics, their application to the solution of engineering problems and the field of quantum metrology.
Outline Of Syllabus
Fullerenes, growth of multiwall and single wall carbon nanotubes, chirality control, field ion microscopy, X-ray tomography.
2D plasmon dispersion and surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, sensors, quartz crystal oscillator and optical sensing, 1D materials and quantum confinement, amorphous materials, surfaces, basic of catalysis, real surfaces and defects, X-ray photoemission spectroscopy, angle resolved photoemission spectroscopy, dispersion of electron bands in solids.
Stern-Gerlach experiment, quantum magnetism, domain walls in 2D and 1D, atomic force microscopy, magnetic force microscopy, superconductivity.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||0:30||12:00||Revision for final exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Final exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||6||1:00||6:00||Revision lectures|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||Formal lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||5||2:00||10:00||Reading of recommended literature and text books|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||12||0:10||2:00||Office hours|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||94:00||94:00||Review ReCap lectures, understanding of concepts/principles outlined in lectures|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures provide core material and guidance for further reading. Problem solving based on case studies from engineering is introduced during lectures and the students encouraged to complete the work to discuss during subsequent sessions. Office hours will provide an opportunity for more direct contact between individual students and the lecturer: a typical student might spend a total of one or two hours over the course of the module, either individually or as part of a group.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Essay||1||M||20||1500 words maximum|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination provides the opportunity for the students to demonstrate their understanding of the course material through both presentation and essay, on topics related to
characterisation techniques used for solid state materials in different dimensions. Presentation is also important to practice importance of communicating the main findings together with practising literature research and referencing.
The exam part of problem-solving enable the students to demonstrate that they are able to apply the understanding and their analysis and synthesis skills to specific problems.
The essay gives the students the opportunity to use technical concepts to investigate the behaviour of real world problems.