Students in the Master course "Physics" or related Master courses. Knowledge in fundamental solid state physics is of advantage, but not a prerequirement for the course. Subjects from fundamental solid state physics will be briefly repeated during the lecture, such that students who have not previously taken an introductory solid state course may acquire the missing knowledge from textbooks.
Registration to the exercise groups: In addition, please register until 18. October for one of the two exercise groups. Please be aware: This registration is only for organization purposes and does not substitute the registration in the Campus Management System! Registration for the exercise groups is through Blackboard. Select the course, then go to "Users and groups", select "Groups", then register for one of the listed groups that has still places available.
The condition for the successful active participation in the module is the successful completion of at least 50% of practice exercises and (once in the semester) the presentation of an exercise solution at the board in front of the exercise group. Successful completion of the whole module includes, in addition, passing the written exam. Practice exercises are published on Blackboard and have to be solved and submitted by the students. The submission deadline for the solutions is mentioned on the respective exercise sheets. Exercises have to be handed in at the respective day before the start of the lecture or be put in the mailbox between rooms 1.2.38 and 1.2.40 before 10 o'clock of the same day.
Every two students from the same exercise group may submit a joint solution. In this case, both students will get the credit for correct solutions. Please put both names on the solution sheet and mark the one responsible for the final editing. This responsibility should be about balanced between the two partners over the semester. It is, of course, also possible to submit individual solutions.
Master students who have fulfilled the active participation in this module already in a previous semester do not need to participate in the exercises again, but may do so.
A repeat exam is offered at 07. April 2020 at 10 o'clock (Großer Hörsaal, physics building). Everyone who is taking the course for the first time can participate in the repeat exam, even if the first exam was already successfully passed. In that case, the exam with the better grade counts.
Students other than master students of physics who cannot register in the Campus Management System and who want to participate at the exam have to send an e-mail before November 30th to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating their name, matriculation number, and course of study.
The lecture notes, material for the lecture and the exercise tasks will be provided online via Blackboard. Login to Blackboard requires a valid ZEDAT account. To get access, please register for the module in the Campus Manegement System (registration may be revoked later until November 1st). All students who are registered in the Campus-Management System for the course automatically have access to the course material on Blackboard. Participants inscribed into other courses than the master course in physics who cannot register for the course in the Campus Management System can send an access request.
The lecture aims to establish a link between the fundamentals of solid state physics and specialized lectures on actual research topics. The following topics will be covered:
The course program will cover the basics of each topic but likewise discuss current methods and problems of solid state physics. The relevant experimental techniques will be introduced and discussed, using examples from actual research.