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Enhancing Physics Knowledge for Teaching – Condensed matter

By Samuel Atarah

Abstract

In this session we’ll look at certain macroscopic properties of solids that result from the quantum mechanical behaviour of electrons. This field of physics initially concerned just the behaviour of solids so was referred to as solid state physics. It has been called condensed matter physics since the late 1960s, when it was realised that the type of collective behaviour extended beyond that of electrons in solids to many other systems such as, for example, superfluids.

Topics: sfsoer, ukoer, nanoparticles, band theory, superfluids, semiconductors, Physical sciences, F000
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.jorum.ac.uk:10949/2985
Provided by: Jorum Open
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