PHY2024 : Principles of Materials and Solid-State Physics
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- 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.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||15:00||15:00||Completion of problem solving exercises|
|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|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||12||0:10||2:00||Office hours|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||36:30||36:30||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. Office hours 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
|Report||2||M||20||5 problem sheets, equally weighted to 4% each.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination and problem solving exercises provide the opportunity for the student to demonstrate their understanding of the lecture course material.