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Cursus: 200900066
200900066
Introduction to Physics of Correlated Electrons
Cursus informatieRooster
Cursus200900066
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
CursustypeCursus
VoertaalEngels
Contactpersoondr. A.A. Golubov
E-maila.a.golubov@utwente.nl
Docenten
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. A.A. Golubov
Examinator
dr. A.A. Golubov
Collegejaar2022
Aanvangsblok
2B
AanmeldingsprocedureZelf aanmelden via OSIRIS Student
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Cursusdoelen

After completion of this course the student;

The students will obtain knowledge of the basic theories in the domain of condensed matter physics.
 
Inhoud
A number of modern materials have electronic and magnetic properties which cannot be described by a semiclassical approach. Examples are low-dimensional and disordered metals and semiconductors, f- and d-electron intermetallics and transition metal compounds such as high temperature superconductors. These materials are characterized by strong interactions between the charge carriers and are generally called correlated electronic systems. The correlations are either due to direct electron-electron interactions or mediated by other degrees of freedom like random impurity potentials, lattice vibrations (phonons) or spin excitations.

The following topics are addressed
- weak localization and anomalous magnetoresistance
- Mott&Anderson metal-insulator transitions
- Coulomb gap and variable range hopping
- Kondo effect
 
Experimental aspects and qualitative explanations of the phenomena are emphasized. Theory is addressed on qualitative level, avoiding the use of complex mathematical methods.

Assessment Plan
Assignments (1/3) + presentations (1/3) + oral exam (1/3)
Voorkennis
Mandatory: basics of quantum mechanics and solid sate physics
Participating study
Master Applied Physics
Verplicht materiaal
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Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
V.F.Gantmakher `Electrons and Disorder in Solids¿, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 2005 (copies of the book will be provided)
Studiemateriaal
A.A. Abrikosov “Fundamentals of Theory of Metals”, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., 1988
Studiemateriaal
Additonal reading: N.F.Mott and E.A.Davis ‘Electron Processes in Non-Crystalline Materials’, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1979. Y. Imry ‘Introduction to Mesoscopic Physics’, Oxford University Press, 1997
Werkvormen
Hoor-/werkcollege
AanwezigheidsplichtJa

Toetsen
Exam, assignments and presentations

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