Universität Wien

260079 VO Low dimensional quantum solids (2023W)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
VDS-PH

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 02.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien (Kickoff Class)
Monday 09.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Monday 16.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 18.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Monday 23.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 25.10. 10:00 - 12:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Monday 30.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Monday 06.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Wednesday 08.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Monday 13.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Monday 20.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Monday 27.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Monday 04.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Monday 11.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Monday 08.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Monday 15.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien
Monday 22.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Kurt-Gödel-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, EG, 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture provides an introduction to low-dimensional solids. We will gain understanding on how low dimensional solids are defined from the atom to large scale solids.
We will analyze the formation of clusters of different nature. The carbon atom will be used as example to understand how allotropes with the same stoichiometry can project into different structures with unique properties. Carbon nanotubes and graphene will be used to deepen into these concepts. The lecture also covers examples of spectroscopic and microscopic methods currently used for research on the physical properties of low-dimensional solids.

Assessment and permitted materials

The evaluation will be continuous.
Short exercises will be done during the lectures.
A few number of papers (topic-related) will be given to each student. A discussion on one specific topic will be requested once during the semester.
A mid-term quiz will be done based on the slides provided as lecture notes.
A final oral exam will be scheduled individually at the end of the semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The mid-term quiz will serve as measure tape of how the knowledge is building up to continue further with the second part of the course.

The oral examination will focus on assessing the students' understanding of the physical principles and phenomena behind low dimensional solids and both microscopy and spectroscopy techniques covered during the lecture.

We will emphasize on understanding the fundamental concepts rather than looking for derivations of complex formulas.

Examination topics

The lectures will be presented using slides. This material will be entirely included.

The papers to be assigned individually will be distributed to the whole class after they are presented. This information will also count as test material.

Reading list

- The Physical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes
Riichiro Saito
Imperial College Press (1998)

-Solid-State Spectroscopy: An Introduction
Hans Kuzmany
Springer, 2nd edition (2009)

-Various papers to be provided during the lectures.

-Lecture notes.

Association in the course directory

M-VAF A 2, M-VAF B

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