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Solid State Physics 2

Course number: 203-2-5251
Semester: B 2018
3.5 points

Lecturer: Moshe Schechter
TA: Ofek Asban

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Course Plan

Week Topic
1
Semiconductors - energy bands, effective mass,cyclotron resonance 8,28/A&M
2
Semiconductors - intrinsic, extrinsic, calculating chemical potential 28/A&M
3
Semiconductors - p-n junction, Thomas Fermi screening 17,28,29/A&M
4
Semiconductors - Biased p-n junction ; Magnetic Hamiltonian, pert. theory. 29,31/A&M
5
Magnetic Hamiltonian, pert. theory. Hound's Rules 31/A&M
6
Curie's Law. Pauli paramagnetism. Exchange interaction. 31,32/A&M
7
Super exchange, Curie-Weiss law, spin waves 32,33/A&M
8
Superconductivity-Meisner effect, London Equation 34*
9
Superconductivity-Ginzburg Landau theory, critical current. 34*
10
Upper critical field. Introduction to BCS formalism. 34*

Office hours


Name Day Hours Building/Room E-mail


Lecture/Tutorial

Group What? Name Day Hours Building/Room
1 Lecture Prof. Moshe Schechter Monday 16:00-19:00 34/303
11 TA Ofek Asban Wednesday 15:00-16:00 32/309

Class Exercises

# Published Topic Exercise Solution
1 14/03/2018 Cyclotron resonance
2 20/03/2018 Carrier statistics in doped semiconductors
3 27/03/2018 Thomas-Fermi approximation
4 17/04/2018 The biased p-n junction
5 24/04/2018 Itinerant Ferromagnetism I
6 01/05/2018 Ising Model (Itinerant Ferromagnetism II)
7 08/05/2018 Magnons in FM
8 15/05/2018 Magnons in AFM
9 22/05/2018 London equation
10 14/06/2017 Cooper pairs
11 12/06/2018 Origin of the attractive interaction
12 19/06/2018 Solution by canonical transformation

Home Exercises:

# Published Topic Exercise Solution Deadline upload
1 14/03/2018 28/03/2018
2 28/03/2018 12/04/2018
3 01/05/2018 16/05/2018
4 01/05/2018 31/05/2018
5 15/05/2018 17/06/2018

Course Policy

Additional information

Submission date - Thursday - at -:

Final Exam


Books:

  • "Solid state physics" by Ashcroft and Mermin - QC 176.A83 1976B or QC 176.A83
  • "Superconductivity of metals and alloys" by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
  • "Introduction to superconductivity" by Michael Tinkham

Additional Material (Lectures notes from an older course):

Semiconductors

P-N Junction

Diamagnetis & Paramagnetism

Exchange Interactions

Superconductivity



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