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PHY2303H S SPECIALIZED
Quantum Theory of Solids II

Official description

  1. Quick review on band theory and introduction of correlated systems
  2. Multi-electron Atoms and Molecules; spin-orbit coupling, exchange interactions, Hund’s rule (Ch. 2)
  3. Crystal Field Theory; point group, Jahn-Teller effect, Kramers theorem, double group (Ch. 3)
  4. Metal-Insulator Transition, Breakdown of Band Theory, and Hubbard Model (Ch. 4)
  5. Mott Insulators (Ch. 5)
  6. Heisenberg Magnets and Spin Liquids (Ch. 6)
  7. Itinerant Electron Magnetism (Ch. 7)
  8. Superconductivity (BCS theory)
Prerequisite
Required background: Quantum mechanics, Statistical mechanics, and Quantum theory of Solid I
Textbook
                            “Lecture notes on Electron Correlation and Magnetism” by P. Fazekas
                        
course title
PHY2303H S SPECIALIZED
session
winter
group
specialized course
time and location
Time: Wednesdays 9 am -11 am MP1115
instructor

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