Selected topics in solid state - BGU Physics Department
BGU Physics Department

Selected topics in solid state

(3 points, 3 hours)
course number 203-2-4151

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Syllabus

Topics


 

        Phenomenology: phase transitions and universality

        Models: ising, Heisenberg, and more

        Mean field theory and Landau-Ginzburg theory

        Ising model in one dimension

        Real space renormalization group

        Renormalization group and field theory

        Disorder, the Harris criterion, replica symmetry breaking

        Quantum phase transitions

        Superconductivity, vortices and the Kosterlitz-Thouless transition

        The Kondo effect



Sources

There is no one main textbook in the course. Some of the books, which are relevant to the course are listed bellow. 




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