480-6016/02 – Theory of Solids (TPL)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. RNDr. Jiří LuňáčekSubject version guarantorprof. Dr. RNDr. Jiří Luňáček
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesFEI, HGF, USPIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
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LUN10 prof. Dr. RNDr. Jiří Luňáček
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 28+0
Part-time Examination 28+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Explain basic ideas in the solid state physics – free electrons and the band model Collect and interpret fundamental differences between metals and semiconductors Collect and explain basic sort of magnetism in solid state physics

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


This subject creates introduction to the solid-state theory. The quantum and statistics theory background are supposed. Students take up with basic principles, models and approximations used for theoretical study of the metal and semiconductor materials.

Compulsory literature:

KITTEL, CH.: Introduction to Solis State Physics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1976, p. 598. COHEN, M. L., Louie, S. G.: Fundamentals of Condensed Matter Physics, Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Recommended literature:

WERT, CH.A., THOMSON, R.M.: Physics of Solids. McGraw Hill, Inc., 1964, p.436.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Assignment and elaboration of research on a given topic, close to the dissertation



Další požadavky na studenta

The basic physics courses and Solid State Physics must be finished.


Subject codeAbbreviationTitleRequirement
480-2086 FPL Solid State Physics Recommended


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. BASIC APROXIMATION IN THE SOLID STATE PHYSICS General formula, adiabatic approximation, Hartree - Fock method, approach of tight binding electrons, Wigner - Seitz method, pseudopotential method 2. FERMI GAS FREE ELECTRONICS Energy levels, density of statea, electron gas, specific heat of electron gas, electrical conductivity and Ohm's law, thermal conductivity of metals 3. LATTICE VIBRATION AND THERMAL PROPERTIES OF SOLID STATES Oscillations of single -lattice, lattice vibration quantization, phonon, specific lattice heat - models, thermal expansion and thermal conductivity 4. ENERGY BANDS Model of nearly free electrons, Bloch function, Krönig-Penney model, electron wave equation in periodic potential, metals and isolators 5. SEMICONDUCTOR CRYSTALS Forbidden band, motion equations of the electron in the energy band, holes, effective mass, basic parameters of the band structure, types of semiconductors 6. FERMI'S SURFACE AND METALS Constructing of Fermi surfaces, 7. DIAMAGNETISM AND PARAMAGNETISM Classical theory of diamagnetism (Langevin), classical theory of paramagnetism (Langevin) 8. FEROMAGNETISM AND ANTIFEROMAGNETISM Classical theory of ferromagnetism (Weiss), ferromagnetic domains, classical theory of anti-ferromagnetism (Neel)

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (P0533D110006) Applied Physics P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2019/2020 (P0533D110006) Applied Physics K English Ostrava Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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