Condensed Matter 232. Winter 2019.
General information
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Lecture notes
Introduction
Fermi-liquid theory
Number of states and density of states
Drude formula (elementary derivation)
Kinetic equation
Drude formula
Diffusion and mean free path
Single-particle interference effects (introduction)
Weak localisation
Aharonov-Bohm effect
Effect of magnetic field on weak localisation
Weak antilocalisation
Electron-electron collisions
Interplay of disorder and interactions
Anderson metal-insulator transition
IPR and multifractality
Scaling theory of localisation
Lifshitz tails
Hopping transport. Arrhenius and Mott's laws
Coulomb gap. Efros-Shklovskii law
Ac conductivity of an insulator
Landauer formula. Landauer-Buettiker formalism
Heterostructures. General principles
Landau levels
Quantum Hall effect
Superconductivity. Basic facts and phenomenology
Ginzburg-Landau theory
Home assignments and quizzes
Homework 1
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Homework 2
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Homework 3
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Midterm exam
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Homework 4
Interesting papers
Osakabe experiment
Sharvin-Sharvin experiment
Suppression of weak localisation by magnetic field
Stress-tuned metal-insulator transition
Quantum Hall effect