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Physical properties of Condensed Matter 2


Part 1Understanding the forces and cohesion for molecular chemistry, phase transition, nucleation and growth of crystals. Being able to apply these principles to the synthesis of nanoparticles and the control of their properties and the elaboration and thermal treatment of bulk materials.

Part 2 : Understanding of the basis of magnetism and dielectricity. Being able to calculate:i) electric and magnetic field, magnetization, and dielectric polarisation in high-symmetry systems. ii) magnetic moment of isolated atoms. iii) equilibrium position of magnetization in Stoner-Wohlfarth model. iv) magnetic field in electromagnets.

Part 3 : Understanding of heterojunction physics. Anderson diagram building. Device applications like Bipolar Transistor, HEMT, TEGFET and advanced components for optoelectronics. (Classics LEDs, White LEDs, Hetejunction laser. Photonic devices, PhotoDiode, Photomultiplier, CCD, solar cells). 

Being able to gives functions and utility of new materials for advanced electronics and optoelectronics: SOI GeOI, SiGeOI, GaAsOI.


Organisation:Lectures, tutorials and group work.  


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain some methods to elaborate materials, the major properties of the Solid State and the main concepts for various applications in the field of advanced devices in microelectronics and sensors.


The student will be able to describe and to apply :


- The methods for the synthesis on nanostructures and bulk materials, by chemical and physical routes, applied to the process of the micro and nano-electronics and metallurgy.

- the main electronic properties of the solid state, complementary to those described into the UF Solid state Physics 1, with a focus on the dielectric properties, and magnetism.

- the concepts of advanced devices for the microelectronics’ applications

Needed prerequisite

 UF Solid state Physics 1

Electromagnetism of continuous media

Statistical physics


Introduction to quantum mechanics

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...