Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G2 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FFFF05 overlap following cours/es: FFF100, FFFF01, FFF100 och FFFF01. Compulsory for: F3. Course coordinator: Carina Fasth,, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Recommended prerequisits: FFAF10 Atomic and Nuclear Physics with Applications. Assessment: Written examination and completed laboratory exercises. Parts: 2. Home page:

The course uses concepts from electromagnetic field theory, quantum mechanics and atomic physics. The origin of the electronic structure of solids is discussed based on theories developed in previous courses. Emphasis is on the bandstructure and electrical properies of semiconductors, which naturally leads to the introduction of the pn junction. Transistors are briefly discussed. The course syllabus also includes an overview of optical and magnetical properties of solids. Concepts treated in the course are relevant for instance in the rapidly developing fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology, which is illustrated throughout the course.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Crystalline materials. The particle-wave duality of the electron, bonding in crystals. Electronic structure: the free-electron model and bandstructure. Electrical properties of metals, semiconductors and isolators. Optoelectronic and electronic components: the pn juction and an introduction to bipolar- and field effect transistors. Overview of the optical and magnetic properties of solids.

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Code: 0110. Name: Solid State Physics.
Higher education credits: 6,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Written examination.

Code: 0210. Name: Laboratory Exercises.
Higher education credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Presentation, in writing and orally, of laboratory exercises and the results. Contents: Laboratory exercises.