||To understand the characteristics of the solid phase To know how the fundamental physic laws allow to understand the properties of the solid state To learn how does the properties (thermal, optical, magnetic,. . . ) of the solid state lead to new phenomena To introduce some basic experimental tools for the study of the solid state. More specifically, to understand Periodic structures. Phonons and specific heat. Electron states and energy bands. Diamagnetism, paramagnetism and magnetic ordering. Magnetic materials Superconductors.