165.141 Physical and theoretical solid state chemistry
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC, to be held in blocked form


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Online

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to describe symmetries, electronic structures and energy bands in solids, to calculate density of states, to explain optical properties and spectroscopy, to summarise electrical and mechanical properties as well as to operate simple quantum mechanical calculations in solids.


Subject of course

Symmetry and electronic structure of solids (reciprocal lattice, Bloch theorem). Energy bands (free electron gas, real metals, semiconductors, insulators) Density of states. DFT methods. Optical properties and spectroscopy  of solids. Electrical properties (insulators, semiconductors, conductors, superconductors, ionic conductors) Collective magnetism Mechanical properties. Simple quantum mechanical calculations in solids

Teaching methods

  • Lecture about foundations of solid state theory
  • Introduction into WIEN2k
  • Operate exercises on a PC

Mode of examination


Additional information

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Course dates

Fri13:15 - 13:4503.03.2023 https://tuwien.zoom.us/my/georgmadsen?pwd=QkZnUG5Jb1Q1cytoZzdIRiszaUlGZz09Vorbesprechung
Fri13:00 - 15:0010.03.2023 - 12.05.2023Seminarraum BA 02A Vorlesung
Physical and theoretical solid state chemistry - Single appointments
Fri03.03.202313:15 - 13:45 https://tuwien.zoom.us/my/georgmadsen?pwd=QkZnUG5Jb1Q1cytoZzdIRiszaUlGZz09Vorbesprechung
Fri10.03.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 02A Vorlesung
Fri17.03.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 02A Vorlesung
Fri24.03.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 02A Vorlesung
Fri31.03.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 02A Vorlesung
Fri21.04.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 02A Vorlesung
Fri28.04.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 02A Vorlesung
Fri05.05.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 02A Vorlesung
Fri12.05.202313:00 - 15:00Seminarraum BA 02A Vorlesung
Course is held blocked

Examination modalities

Oral exam on the content of the lecture. The exam takes approximately 30 minutes and the grade comes as a result of the answers of the student in the oral exam and the answers on a questionair related to the practical exercises.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.03.2023 01:00 30.04.2023 01:00


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 490 Technical Chemistry Mandatory elective
066 646 Computational Science and Engineering Not specified
066 658 Chemie und Technologie der Materialien Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Theoretical chemistry

Continuative courses