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520015 VO Low Dimensional Solids (2020W)

5.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 52 - Doktoratsstudium Physik


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Language: English



Vorbesprechung und Beginn: 14.10.2020 10:45 ; digital
Die Lehrveranstaltung findet digital statt.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture provides an introduction to low-dimensional solids. It covers physics of molecular nanostructures such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and graphene. It also covers examples of spectroscopic and microscopic research from materials characterization to studies of physical properties of low-dimensional solids.

Assessment and permitted materials

The oral final examination is scheduled individually at the end of the semester.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The oral examination will focus on assessing the students' understanding of the physical principles and phenomena behind both microscopy and spectroscopy. Instead of derivations of complex formulas, more important is to understand and explain what is being described, and how this can be used for studying the properties of materials.

Examination topics

The course material in its entirety will be included.

Reading list

Physical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes
Riichiro Saito
Imperial College Press (1998)
Solid-State Spectroscopy: An Introduction
Hans Kuzmany
Springer, 2nd edition (2009)

Transmission electron microscopy and diffractometry of materials
Brent Fultz, James M. Howe
Springer, 4th edition (2013)

Transmission electron microscopy: a textbook for materials science
David B. Williams, Barry C. Carter
Springer, 2nd edition (2009)

Transmission electron microscopy: physics of image formation and microanalysis
Ludwig Reimer
Springer, 4th edition (1997)

Introduction to conventional transmission electron microscopy
Marc DeGraef
Cambridge Univ. Press, 1st edition (2003)

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