Theoretical Solid State Physics (PH1001)
Winter 2017/18

Frank Pollmann

Lectures (PH HS3):
Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00
Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 


Note: All files are password protected

Introduction [PDF]

Symmetries and structure of condensed matter 
-Phases and broken symmetries [PDF]
-Determination of structure by x-ray diffraction [PDF]

Lattice vibrations Phonons and thermodynamics 
-Theory of phonons and specific heat [PDF]
-Anharmonic effects and melting, Landau theory [PDF]
-Linear response, neutron scattering, dynamic structure factor [PDF]

-Bloch theorem, Wannier functions, band theory [PDF]
-Thermodynamics, dia- and paramagnetism [PDF
-Semiclassical dynamics, Bloch oscillations, Boltzmann equations [PDF
-Quantum Hall: Edge states, Disorder, Topology [PDF]
-Haldane model and topological insulators [PDF]

Many particle effects and disorder 
-Interacting electron gas, Density Functional Theory, Thomas-Fermi Theory [PDF]
-Jellium model, Hartree-Fock approach, Lindhard function [PDF]
-Random-Phase Approximation, Collective Excitations, screening, Friedel Oscillations [PDF]
-Fermi Liquids [PDF]
-Electron-Phonon interaction, BCS-theory of superconductivity [PDF]
-Hubbard model, Heisenberg model, Jordan-Wigner transformation [PDF]
-Lieb-Schultz-Mattis, spin wave theory, tJ model, Nakaoka ferromagnetism, Mermin-Wagner [PDF]
-Anderson localization in disordered quantum systems [PDF]


Prerequisites [PDF] (Solution: [PDF])
Homework 1 [PDF] (Solution: [PDF])
Homework 2 [PDF] (Solution: [PDF])
Homework 3 [PDF] (Solution: [PDF])
Homework 4 [PDF] (Solution: [PDF])
Homework 5 [PDF] (Solution: [PDF])
Homework 6 [PDF] (Solution: [PDF])
Homework 7 [PDF] (Solution: [PDF])
Homework 8 [PDF] (Solution: [PDF])
Homework 9 [PDF] (Solution: [PDF])
Homework 10 [PDF] (Solution: [PDF])
Homework 11 [PDF] (Solution: [PDF])
Homework 12 [PDF] (Solution: [PDF])
Homework 13 [PDF] (Solution: [PDF])


P.M. Chaikin and T.C. Lubensky, Principles of Condensed Matter Physics
N.W. Ashcroft and N.D. Mermin, Solid State Physics

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