Study programme 2020-2021Français
Solid State Physics
Programme component of Bachelor's in Physics à la Faculty of Science

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
US-B3-SCPHYS-009-MCompulsory UEMAES BjornS803 - Matériaux Micro et Nanophotoniques
  • MAES Bjorn

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français303000066.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
S-PHYS-020Solid State Physics3030000Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals
    • Have a good knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of physics and of the role of models and theories.
    • Undertake further study having already acquired and enhanced the necessary learning skills
  • Collaborate and work in a team
    • Have developed practical skills in physics through practical sessions in the laboratory, including error analysis and critical evaluation of experimental results, and sessions during which they have worked individually and in groups.
  • Have a rigorous scientific approach
    • Solve simple problems in the context of physics by identifying their basic aspects and by using both appropriate theoretical and experimental methods

Learning Outcomes of UE

The objective is to understand the properties of matter in the solid state. We study the basic excitations in atomic crystals and the movement of electrons, which gives rise to the thermal and electrical properties of solids. In addition we introduce various connected subjects, such as superconductors, nanostructures and photonic crystals.

Content of UE

Thermal properties
Free electrons and metals
Photonic crystals

Prior Experience

Quantum mechanics

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Written examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

80% written examination
20% lab work

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Oral examination
  • Written examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

80% oral+written examination
20% lab work

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Exercices dirigés
  • Travaux pratiques

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Face to face

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
S-PHYS-020C. Kittel, ‘Physique de l'état solide', 8e édition, Dunod, 2007. (

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
S-PHYS-020Sans objet

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
S-PHYS-020NW Ashcroft, ND Mermin, Physique des Solides (EDPSciences, Les Ulis, 2002).

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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