Functional Properties

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2020/21
Vakcode WMPH015-05
Vaknaam Functional Properties
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Functional Properties
Leerdoelen At the end of the course, the student is able to:
1) explain the optical, magnetic and transport properties of advanced materials (these are materials of relevance in electronics, photonics and spintronics);
2) explain the origin of the different physical properties of advanced materials;
3) relate and link the physical responses of advanced materials (optical response, magnetic and transport) to their structural and electronic properties (symmetry, type of bonding, etc);
4) describe and explain the functioning of basic optical and magnetic devices that utilize the functional properties discussed in the course;
5) apply basic concepts of solid state physics and chemical physics relevant to advanced materials to the solution of problems at the level of the textbooks.
Omschrijving The lectures give an overview of the optical and magnetic properties of advanced materials. The first part of the course treats the
optical properties, where the following topics are discussed: basic response theory (Lorentz oscillator, dipole transitions); absorption
and reflection (incl. Kramers-Kroning relations); magneto-optics; non-linear response (second harmonic, etc.); excitons (molecular,
Wannier, Mott-Hubbard, charge transfer states); plasmons, polaritons, polarons.
The second part of the course, focusing on magnetic properties, deals with: magnetic moments, spin and orbital angular momentum;
crystal fields, orbital quenching, Jahn-Teller effect; basic magnetic properties: magnetic susceptibility, diamagnetism,
paramagnetism; magnetic phase transitions; ferromagnetic and antiferromagnetic order and the effect of magnetic field; magnetic
exchange interactions in metals and insulators: Heisenberg superexchange, Zener double exchange, Stoner instability, spin density
wave instability; magnetic domain formation; magnetocrystalline anisotropy, domain walls and domain motion; molecular magnets -
qualitative and quantitative models. Some basic electronic and thermal transport properties will also be treated.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Opdracht (ASM), Werkcollege (T)
Toetsvorm Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)
(The written exam consists of two main parts: 1. optical properties; 2. magnetic and transport properties. Both parts have to be passed, each with a grade higher than 5.5. For each part, up to 1.0 bonus point will be added to the exam score according to the satisfactory completion of homework assignments (the maximum homework score of 1.0 is split equally across the number of assignments).)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. G.R. Blake
Docent(en) dr. G.R. Blake ,prof. dr. ir. C.H. van der Wal
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Magnetism in Condensed Matter, First Edition Stephen Blundell 9780198505914
Optical Properties of Solids, Second Edition Mark Fox 9780199573370

This course was registered last year with course code WMPH13004
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