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Description

This is the first term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids.

Topics covered include crystal structure and band theory, density functional theory, a survey of properties of metals and semiconductors, quantum Hall effect, phonons, electron phonon interaction and superconductivity.

Course Curriculum

  • Free Electron Model Unlimited
  • Crystalline Lattice Unlimited
  • Debye Waller Factor and Incommensurate Structures Unlimited
  • Point Group for Bravais Lattice Unlimited
  • Bloch Theorem Unlimited
  • Band Structure Unlimited
  • Orthogonalized Plane Wave (OPW) Unlimited
  • Pseudopotential and Augmented-Plane-Wave (APW) Unlimited
  • Tight Binding, van Hove Singularity Unlimited
  • Experimental Tests of Band Structure and A Survey of the Periodic Table Unlimited
  • Semiconductors: Donors, Acceptors and Excitons Unlimited
  • Semiclassical Dynamics of Electrons, Bloch Oscillation and Quantization of Orbits in a Uniform Magnetic Field Unlimited
  • de Haas-van Alphen Effect and Quantum Hall Effect Unlimited
  • Quantum Hall Effect and Edge States Unlimited
  • Electron-electron Interaction: Hartree-Fock Approximation Unlimited
  • Exchange Energy for Jellium Unlimited
  • Density Functional Theory Unlimited
  • Hubbard Model, Screening and Plasmons Unlimited
  • Phonons Unlimited
  • Electron-phonon Coupling and Electron Lifetime Unlimited
  • Attraction by Exchanging Phonons Unlimited
  • The Cooper Instability and the BCS Wavefunction Unlimited
  • The Bogoliubov Quasiparticles Unlimited
  • Ginzburg Landau Free Energy, Meissner Effect and Flux Quantization Unlimited

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