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Thermal Capacity of Solids - NFPL550
Title: Tepelná kapacita pevných látek
Guaranteed by: Department of Condensed Matter Physics (32-KFKL)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech, English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. Mgr. Pavel Javorský, Dr.
doc. RNDr. Jan Prokleška, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Basic description of the heat capacity of solids, lattice vibrations, phase transitions, electron specific heat, magnetic excitations. Models and reality, effective analysis of experimental data. Types of heat capacity measurements, realization of experiments.
Last update: T_KFES (23.04.2014)
Course completion requirements -

Successful completion of the exam.

Last update: Mikšová Kateřina, Mgr. (10.05.2023)
Literature - Czech

1. N. W. Ashcroft, N. D. Mermin: Solid State Physics, Saunders College, Philadelphia 1976.

2. Ch. Kittel: Úvod do fyziky pevných látek, Academia, Praha, 1985.

3. A. Cezairliyan: Specific Heat of Solids, Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, 1988

Last update: Javorský Pavel, prof. Mgr., Dr. (29.04.2019)
Requirements to the exam -

knowledge on the level of the lecture subject matter. Oral exam only.

Last update: Javorský Pavel, prof. Mgr., Dr. (12.05.2022)
Syllabus -

Heat capacity under constant volume and pressure, basic thermodynamic

relations. Heat capacity of lattice vibrations, Debye and Einstein model,

comparison with real materials, anharmonicity. Heat capacity of conduction

electrons. Heat capacity of magnetic materials and superconductors,

paramagnetic and magnetically ordered state, dimension of the magnetic

order, critical phenomena.

Experimental methods of heat capacity measurements, static and dynamic

measurement, adiabatic and relaxation method. Practical realization of

experiments and the experimental accuracy. Measurement of transuranium


Practical aspects of data treatment, danger and limitations.

Last update: T_KFES (23.04.2014)
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