Solid state physics II

Goal: This solid-state physics class aims at providing the basics theories that allow to understand the properties of materials.

Content: 

  • Review of electronic band structures.
  • Effects of interactions: plasmons, polarons and polaritons.
  • Effects of magnetic field: Landau levels, probe of Fermi surfaces, quantum Hall effect.
  • New states of matter : superconductivity, magnetic phases, spin Hamiltonians, magnons.

Bibliography:
Introduction to solid state physics, 8th edition, Charles Kittel
Solid state physics, Neil Ashcroft and David Mermin

Published on September 16, 2021
Updated on September 23, 2022