Anno di corso: 1

Anno di corso: 2

Crediti: 12
Tipo: A scelta dello studente
Crediti: 30
Tipo: Lingua/Prova Finale
Crediti: 3
Tipo: Altro
Crediti: 3
Tipo: Altro

PHYSICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MATERIALS WITH LABORATORY

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Anno accademico di regolamento: 
2018/2019
Anno di corso: 
1
Anno accademico di erogazione: 
2018/2019
Tipo di attività: 
Obbligatorio
Lingua: 
Inglese
Crediti: 
8
Ciclo: 
Annualita' Singola
Ore di attivita' didattica: 
61
Prerequisiti: 

Fundamentals of the structure of matter.

Moduli

Metodi di valutazione

Modalita' di verifica dell'apprendimento: 

Oral examination concerning the arguments of the lessons and a discussion on the experimental activity performed.

Valutazione: 
Voto Finale

Obiettivi formativi

The course includes two parts with one final examination. The first part consists in lessons aimed at the presentation of the fundamental concepts of optical and vibrational spectroscopy of solids, together with the description of selected experimental techniques; the second part consists in an experimental activity.

Contenuti

Optical and vibrational spectroscopy of solids. Introduction to selected experimental techniques

Programma esteso

Lessons (4 CFU)

Maxwell equations. Interactions between electromagnetic radiation and matter: analyses of charges and currents in a solid; polarizability, susceptibility; the complex dielectric function, complex refractive index, dielectric tensor; Lorentz and Drude models; light dispersion, absorption, reflectivity; the local field; linear response functions and Kramers-Kronig relations; fundamentals of non linear optics; neutron spectroscopy; photoemission.

Experimental techniques of optical and vibrational spectroscopy: anelastic (Brillouin, Raman) scattering; optical absorption; photoluminescence and time resolved luminescence; radio-luminescence and scintillation.

Electron paramagnetic resonance. Principles of scanning probe microscopy techniques.

Experimental activity (4 CFU)

Execution of one experimental activity among the following topics:

spectroscopy of semiconductors

micro-raman scattering

analysis of trace elements by ICP-Mass

thermoluminescence applied to archeological dating or to defect analysis

atomic force microscopy

X-ray diffraction

electron spin resonance

optical spectroscopy of insulators

X-ray fluorescence

ellipsometry

A written final report describing the experimental activity is required.

Bibliografia consigliata

Suggested textbooks:

F. Wooten, “Optical properties of solids”, Academic Press

J. G. Solé, L.E. Bausà, D. Jaque, “Optical spectroscopy of Inorganic Solids”, Wiley

H. Kuzmany, “Solid State Spectroscopy”, Springer

B.E.A. Saleh and M.C. Teich, “Fundamentals of Photonics”, Wiley

Modalità di erogazione

Convenzionale

Metodi didattici

Lessons and lab activities. Course attendance is mandatory for the experimental part, and strongly suggested for the lessons.