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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Modeling of solids - M101051
Title: Modelování pevných látek
Guaranteed by: Department of Inorganic Chemistry (101)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:2
E-Credits: summer s.:2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:0/15, MC [HS]
Capacity: unknown / 20 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Sedmidubský David prof. Dr. Ing.
Class: Kurz CŽV
Annotation -
The course is focused on the electronic structure calculations of solids using DFT methods and the analysis of the obtained results in order to model essential material characteristics (thermodynaic, mechanical, magnetic and electric transport properties) and chemical processes (sorption on surfaces, catalysis, diffusion). MedeA-VASP and Wien2k programs for quantum-mechanical calculations of solids as well as Phonon program for phonon spectra calculations are used for practical training.
Last update: Sedmidubský David (10.08.2019)
Literature - Czech
  • J. K. Burdett, From Bonds to Bands and Molecules to Solids, Progress in Solid State Chemistry 15, 1984, 173-255
  • S. Cottenier, Density Functional Theory and the Family of (L)APW-methods: a step-by-step introduction, 2013, ISBN 978-90-807215-1-7
  • MedeA 2.2 - User's guide, Materials Design Inc., 2018
  • K.Schwarz, P.Blaha, G.Madsen, Wien2k - An Augmented Plane Wave Plus Local Orbitals Program for Calculating Crystal Properties, User's guide, 2018, ISBN 3-9501031-1-2

Last update: Sedmidubský David (10.08.2019)
Syllabus -
  • Structure of solids
  • DFT methods for periodic structures
  • Preparation and start of ab-initio calculation
  • Analysis of results of ab-initio calculation
  • Physical and spectroscopic methods
  • Structure optimization and relaxation
  • Crystal lattice vibrations
  • Defects and surfaces simulations
  • Molecular dynamics of materials
Last update: Sedmidubský David (10.08.2019)