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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Introduction to Condensed Systems Physics - NFPL150
Title: Úvod do fyziky kondenzovaných soustav
Guaranteed by: Department of Condensed Matter Physics (32-KFKL)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2012
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 9
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:4/2 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: not taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: prof. RNDr. Václav Holý, CSc.
doc. RNDr. Ivan Krakovský, CSc.
Class: Fyzika
Annotation -
Last update: T_KFNT (07.05.2004)
The lecture should enable basic orientation in modern physics of condensed matter, in physical mechanisms determining and influencing basic properties of materials. Properties of crystalline, non-crystalline, inorganic and organic systems by using of phenomenological, thermodynamical, statistical and quantum-mechanical methods of description.
Literature - Czech
Last update: HOLY (10.05.2007)

Gert R. Strobl, Steven P. Brown, Condensed Matter Physics: Crystals, Liquids, Liquid Crystals and Polymers, Springer Verlag 2003

R. A. L. Jones, Soft Condensed Matter, OUP 2002

Neil W. Ashcroft, N. David Mermin, Solid State Physics, International Thomson Publishing 1976

Charles Kittel, Úvod do fyziky pevných látek, Akademia 1985

J. R. Hook, H. E. Hall, Solid State Physics, J. Wiley 2000

H. Ibach, H. Lueth, Solid State Physics, Springer 2003

R. E. Hummel, Electronic Properties of Materials, Springer 1992

Syllabus -
Last update: HOLY (10.05.2007)

1. Structure of condensed systems in 3D

inter-molecular and inter-atomic interactions

crystal structure

quasicrystals and incommensurate structures

structure defects

amorphous structures


liquid crystals

colloids, amphiphiles and gels

2. Response of a matter to an external interaction

General description of a system response

fields of mechanical forces

electric field in a dielectric

magnetic fields in diamagnetic and paramagnetic systems

3. Molecular fields, phase transitions

thermodynamics and its application in condensed matter physics

conformation changes of polymer chains

spontaneous ordering of atoms and molecules

spontaneous ordering of electric moments

spontaneous ordering of magnetic moments

4. Charge carriers, electric current

electrons in metals

electrons in a periodic crystal field

electric conductance, influence of a magnetic field


5. Movement of particles and quasiparticles in a condesed system


quasiparticles in a crystal lattice

Phononos, thermal capacity of a lattice

Interaction of a crystal lattice of an ion crystal with an elecromagnetic wave

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