165.089 Physical and Theoretical Solid State Chemistry
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VU, 3.5h, 4.5EC, to be held in blocked form
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Course evaluation


  • Semester hours: 3.5
  • Credits: 4.5
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe symmetries, electronic structures and energy bands in solids, to calculate density of states, to explain optical properties and spectroscopy, to summarise electrical and mechanical properties as well as to operate simple quantum mechanical calculations in solids.


Subject of course

Symmetry and electronic structure of solids (reciprocal lattice, Bloch theorem). Energy bands (free electron gas, real metals, semiconductors, insulators) Density of states. Optical properties and spectroscopy (UPS,XPS,XAS,XES,EELS,Mössbauer) of solids. Electrical properties (insulators, semiconductors, conductors, superconductors, ionic conductors) Collective magnetism Mechanical properties. Simple quantum mechanical calculations in solids

Teaching methods

  • Lecture about foundations of solid state theory
  • Introduction into WIEN2k
  • Operate exercises on a PC

Mode of examination


Additional information

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Course dates

Mon13:30 - 15:0009.03.2020 - 27.04.2020 Seminarroom BA 02CLecture
Thu10:30 - 12:0012.03.2020 - 14.05.2020 Seminarraum BA 02BLecture
Physical and Theoretical Solid State Chemistry - Single appointments
Mon09.03.202013:30 - 15:00 Seminarroom BA 02CLecture
Thu12.03.202010:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum BA 02BLecture
Mon16.03.202013:30 - 15:00 Seminarroom BA 02CLecture
Thu19.03.202010:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum BA 02BLecture
Mon23.03.202013:30 - 15:00 Seminarroom BA 02CLecture
Thu26.03.202010:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum BA 02BLecture
Mon30.03.202013:30 - 15:00 Seminarroom BA 02CLecture
Thu02.04.202010:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum BA 02BLecture
Mon20.04.202013:30 - 15:00 Seminarroom BA 02CLecture
Thu23.04.202010:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum BA 02BLecture
Mon27.04.202013:30 - 15:00 Seminarroom BA 02CLecture
Thu30.04.202010:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum BA 02BLecture
Thu07.05.202010:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum BA 02BLecture
Thu14.05.202010:30 - 12:00 Seminarraum BA 02BLecture
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

  • Oral exam
  • Answer a questionair related to the practical exercises

Course registration

Not necessary



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Previous knowledge

Theoretical chemistry

Continuative courses