This course focuses on some topics in the condensed matter physics. The basic methods applicable to interacting electron systems are explained and the magnetism in the system is explained. Furthermore, the physics of the spin current and topological insulators are explained. Experimental facts for superconductivity are reviewed and BCS theory is explained.
Through this course, students will understand various interesting physical phenomena in crystals, and how they are observed in
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) explain the magnetism and superconductivity characteristic of interacting electron systems
2) explain the spin current and topological insulator in the system with spin-orbit interaction
magnetizm, superconductivity, spin currenet, topological insulator
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
To prepare for class, students should read the course schedule section and check what topics will be covered. Required learning should be completed outside of the classroom for preparation and review purposes.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||electron correlations and Hartree approximation||Understand electron correlations|
|Class 2||Hartree-Fock approximation and exchange interaction||Understand the treatment of electron correlations|
|Class 3||Ferromagnetic metal||Understand the mechanism of the ferromagnetic metal|
|Class 4||local magnetic moment and antiferromagnetism||Understand the magnetism|
|Class 5||spin current||Understand the spin current|
|Class 6||properties of spin current||Understand the properties of spin current|
|Class 7||spin-orbit interaction and spin-Hall effect||Understand spin-orbit interaction and spin-Hall effect|
|Class 8||topological insulator||Understand the properties of the topological insulator|
|Class 9||Superconductivity||Understand the properties of the superconductivity|
|Class 10||phonon and electron-phonon interactoin||Understand the phonon and electron-phonon interactoin|
|Class 11||Cooper pairs||Understand the Cooper pairs|
|Class 12||BCS model||Derive the BCS model|
|Class 13||transition temperature and McMillan formula||Understand the transition temperature and McMillan formula|
|Class 14||various superconductors and their mechanism||Understand various superconductors and their mechanism|
|Class 15||topological superconductor||Understand the topological superconductor|
Text book specified by the instructor.
Textbook specified by the instructors.
Students’ course scores are based on final exams.
No prerequisites are necessary.