

PHS2011Physics: Quantum Concepts and Technologies (6 points)(SCI) Leader: Associate Professor Peter Wells
Offered: Synopsis: (1) Quantum Physics: the domain of quantum mechanics; particle and wave description; Schrodinger's equation, energy and momentum as operators, expectation values and stationary states; tunnelling; Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. (2) Atomic and nuclear physics: hydrogenic atoms; multielectron atoms, binding energy and ionisation; atomic absorption spectrophotometry; vector model of the atom; xrays; nuclear structure, radioactive decay; fission and fusion. (3) Solid State physics; the free electron theory; energy bands, conductors, insulators and semiconductors, Fermi level, FermiDirac distribution; the solar cell, light emitting diodes; quantum well lasers, photodetectors. Assessment: Examinations (3 x 1.5 hours): 66% + Practical work: 34% Contact Hours: Three 1hour lecture/problem classes and one 3hour laboratory class per week Prerequisites: PHS1011, PHS1022 and MTH1030 Prohibitions: PHS2051, ECE2903, PHS2081 
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