Structure of Solids

Course Code :1001WETSVS
Study domain:Physics
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:2nd semester
Sequentiality:Credit for Mathematical methods for physics I, General physics I and II OR being enrolled in the bachelor Chemistry and credit obtained for General chemistry I.
Contact hours:60
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Joke Hadermann

3. Course contents *

The course Structure of Solids aims to give the students an introduction to the description and determination of structures of crystalline materials.  Are treated in the course: description of crystalline materials in direct and reciprocal space, geometry of crystals, symmetry, point groups, space groups, co¨rdination, close packing, importance of symmetry for Physical properties. At the end an introduction to diffraction is given.

During the exercises, the concepts seen  in the lectures will be applied to materials that are either interesting for technological applications, return in other courses, or are structures belonging to the expected basic knowledge.