Coursebooks 2017-2018

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Solid State Physics IV

PHYS-420

Lecturer(s) :

Rønnow Henrik Moodysson

Language:

English

Summary

Solid State Physics IV provides a materials and experimental technique oriented introduction to electronic and magnetic properties of strongly correlated electron systems. Established knowledge is complemented by current research trends, aiming to prepare the students for independent research.

Content

1. Scattering methods
- Neutron scattering
- Resonant X-ray scattering
- Angular resolved photoemission
2. Bulk methods
- Transport, specific heat and susceptibility
3. Strongly correlated electron materials
- Transition metal oxides
- Cuprates: high-temperature superconductivity
- manganites: colossal magnetoresistance
4. Quantum magnets
- Low-dimensional magnetism
- Rare-earth magnetism
- Quantum phase transitions

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Solid state physics I and II or the equivalent to one of the book Aschroft&Mermin or Kittel

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Lectures, exercises, visit to Paul Scherrer Institut

Assessment methods

oral exam (100%)

Resources

Websites

In the programs

Reference week

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      Lecture
      Exercise, TP
      Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German