Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
TFYS7007 Computational Materials Physics 8 ECTS
Organised by
Theoretical Physics
Person in charge
Kalevi Kokko
Preceding studies
Mathematical methods 1-3, Quantum mechanics I, Atomic and molecular physics, Statistical physics and thermodynamics

Learning outcomes

To understand the basics of the computational research of materials and to acquire knowledge on related theories and general methods


Bravais lattices and the classification of crystal structures, reciprocal lattice and reciprocal space, bonds in molecules and solids, band theory of electrons and spectroscopy, photonic crystals, Fermi surface, density of states, magnetism, superconductivity, the methods of Hartree and Hartree-Fock, density functional theory, variational method, perturbation method, free-electron and tight binding type methods, Green's function method, coherent potential approximation

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 40 h 0 h
Exercises 20 h 0 h

Lectures and exercises

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In Finnish
Written exam

Written exam.


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

Masters studies 4.-5. yerars (autumn)

Study materials


Study material: Lecture notes, Ashcroft, N.W., Mermin, N.D., Solid State Physics, Holt-Saunders, Ohno, K., Esfarjani, K., Kawazoe, Y., Computational Materials Science, Springer, O'Reilly, E.P., Quantum theory of Solids, Taylor and Francis

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Physics and Astronomy
DP in Physical Sciences
Finnish Study Modules