This note covers the following topics: Elasticity, fluctuations and
thermodynamics of crystals, thermodynamics of phonons, Hohenberg-Mermin-Wagner
theorem, Ginzburg-Landau theory and Landau's quantum hydrodynamics, Bosonic
matter, Magnetism in charge insulators, Jordan-Wigner transformation and XXZ
chain, Coherent-spin states and Berry phases, Electron liquid, Fermi gas
thermodynamics, Pauli magnetism, Stoner ferromagnetism.
describes the following topics: Band structure, Transport, Magnetism, Dielectric
function and semiconductor lasers, Quantum kinetics of many-particle systems,
Electron-Electron interaction, Superconductivity.
This note explains the following topics: Crystal
structure, Wave diffraction and the reciprocal lattice, Crystal binding and
elastic constants, Phonons, Free-electron Fermi gas, Energy bands, Fermi surface
and metals, Semiconductor crystals, Superconductivity, Diamagnetism and
paramagnetism, Ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism, Magnetic resonance,
Plasmons, polaritons and polarons, Optical processes and excitons, Dielectrics
This note explains the following topics: Crystal Structure, X-Ray
Diffraction and Reciprocal Lattice, Crystal Binding, Elastic Properties ,
Lattice Vibrations, Thermal Properties, Free-Electron Model,Electron Transport,
Energy Bands, Electron Dynamics and Fermi Surfaces, Methods for Calculating Band
Structure, Semiconductors, Optical Properties of Solids, Dielectric Properties
of Insulators, Magnetic Properties.
This note covers the following
topics: The electronic structure: tight-binding method and nearly
free-electron model, Comparison of results for tight-binding and nearly-free
electron model, Formalization: Bloch theorem, Phonons in one dimension,
Periodicity, Effect of a basis on the electronic structure, Crystal structures,
The reciprocal lattice, Tight-binding in two dimensions, Optical spectroscopy,
Quantum-mechanical treatment of optical spectroscopy, Relation to absorption,
Thomas-Fermi screening, Ferromagnetism, Antiferromagnetism, Electron-phonon
interaction, Transition temperature, Ginzburg-Landau theory, Flux quantization
and the Josephson effect.
covers the following topics: Fundamental Relations for Optical Phenomena, Drude
Theory–Free Carrier Contribution to the Optical Properties, Interband
Transitions, The Joint Density of States and Critical Points, Absorption of
Light in Solids, Optical Properties of Solids Over a Wide Frequency Range,
Impurities and Excitons, Luminescence and Photoconductivity, Optical Study of
Lattice Vibrations, Amorphous Semiconductors.
This note covers the following topics:Condensed Matter Systems,
Basic Notions of Condensed Matter, Quantum Hamiltonian of Condensed Matter
Physics, Pauli Exclusion Principle for Atoms, Energy Bands and Rigid Band
Filling, Electron-Electron Interactions in Metals , Broken Symmetry States of
Metals and Soft Condensed Matter Phases.