Coursebooks

Solid state physics IV

PHYS-420

Lecturer(s) :

Carbone Fabrizio

Language:

English

Summary

Solid State Physics IV provides a materials and experimental technique oriented introduction to the 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. Brief Introduction to Scattering and spectroscopic methods

- Neutron scattering

- X-ray scattering

- Electron scattering

- Angular resolved photoemission and optical spectroscopy

- out of equilibrium experiments

2. Bulk methods

- Transport, specific heat and susceptibility

3. Strongly correlated electron materials

- Transition metal oxides

- Cuprates: high-temperature superconductivity

- manganites: colossal magnetoresistance

4. Introduction to quantum magnetism

- 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

Ressources en bibliothèque
Websites

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