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


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

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:

  • understand the foundations of the theoretical description of solids
  • describethe foundations of solid state spectroscopy
  • use and operate quantummechanical calculations for 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

Mon13:00 - 13:3002.03.2020 Seminarraum Theoretische Chemie, BA 01Vorbesprechung
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

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