PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF SOLID STATE

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY OF SOLID STATE

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Code
61420
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
4 credits during the 3nd year of 8757 Chemistry and Chemical Technologies (L-27) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
CHIM/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Chemistry and Chemical Technologies)
semester
2° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Thde Solid State Physical Chemistry course is a 4 CFU course with arguments related to the inorganic- chemical physics background.

In order to follow the lessons, the student must pass, before, the exams of Physics, Mathematics. 

 

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course has the target to supply to the student the molecular bases to understand, from a statistical point of view, the three laws of thermodynamics. The second target is the understanding of the electric and electronic behaviour of the solids ( metals and semiconductors).

 

PREREQUISITES

All the skills achieved for the courses of

Physical chemistry I

mathematics

General physics

are required

Teaching methods

Oral lessons

The course in presented with the aid of slides (Aulaweb). The slides can be downloaded by the students before the beginning of the lessons.

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

First part 

Statistical thermodynamics: distinguishble and undistinguishable particles; Maxwell-Boltzmann approximation; macroscopic thermodynamic parameters calculated by statistical way (heat, work, Internal energy, entropy...); qualitative analysis of the Bose-einstein and Fermi-dirac statistics.

 

Second part

Electronic properties of solids; free electron theory; band theory in solids; electroinic specific heat; electrical conductivity; semiconductors and superconductors.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

T.L. Hill An introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics

C.Kittel Introduction to Solid State Physics

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

FABIO MICHELE CANEPA (President)

DAVIDE PEDDIS

MARIA CARNASCIALI

MARCELLA PANI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Oral lessons

The course in presented with the aid of slides (Aulaweb). The slides can be downloaded by the students before the beginning of the lessons.

 

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral exam of about 50/60 minutes with the use of the blackboard.

Assessment methods

The reasoning ability of the student as well as his ability to solve very simple problems is evaluated.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/06/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
10/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
24/07/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
25/09/2020 09:00 GENOVA Orale
16/10/2020 15:00 GENOVA Orale