Solid state physics II

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


  • 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.

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