University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Phys 8711.001

Solid-State Physics I

Week of Nov 20. Topological insulators
modified 6-Dec-2017 at 10:53AM by Alex Kamenev

Some useful texts on topological insulators:

Original paper on Haldane model | Download posted 6-Dec-2017 at 10:53AM
[Link] Original paper on Kane-Mele model
[Link] Original paper on Kitaev chain
Kane's chapter | Download posted 6-Dec-2017 at 10:42AM
Chapter from Fradkin's book | Download posted 6-Dec-2017 at 10:41AM

Week of Nov 6. Superconductivity
modified 14-Nov-2017 at 4:53PM by Alex Kamenev
Problem 1. Due Thurs Nov 23 | Download posted 14-Nov-2017 at 4:53PM
Problem 2. Due Thurs Nov 23 | Download posted 14-Nov-2017 at 4:53PM

Week of October 30. Superconductivity
modified 5-Nov-2017 at 9:13AM by Alex Kamenev

Check Tinkham's calculations leading to Eq. (3.59) in the attached file. Make sure you follow its consequences for the free energy and energy of the superconductors (see attached file).

Thermodynamics of superconductors | Download posted 5-Nov-2017 at 9:13AM

Week of October 23. Superconductivity
modified 28-Oct-2017 at 1:55PM by Alex Kamenev
Due Thurs Nov 2 | Download posted 28-Oct-2017 at 1:55PM

Week of October 16. Bose Condensation
modified 20-Oct-2017 at 11:13AM by Alex Kamenev
Due Thurs Oct. 26 | Download posted 20-Oct-2017 at 11:13AM
Landau Lifshitz text on weakly interacting Bose gas. | Download posted 17-Oct-2017 at 4:31PM

Week of October 8, RPA
modified 24-Oct-2017 at 4:36PM by Alex Kamenev
Solutions for set 6. Copyright Virginia Gali | Download posted 24-Oct-2017 at 4:36PM
Due Thurs Oct. 19 | Download posted 13-Oct-2017 at 6:33PM

Week of Oct. 1 Hartree-Fock and Screening
modified 17-Oct-2017 at 4:30PM by Alex Kamenev
Solutions for set 5. Copyright Fei Chen | Download posted 17-Oct-2017 at 4:30PM
Due Thurs Oct. 12 | Download posted 7-Oct-2017 at 9:49AM
Hartree-Fock | Download posted 7-Oct-2017 at 9:31AM
Screening | Download posted 7-Oct-2017 at 9:32AM

Week of Sept 24 Kagome
modified 29-Sep-2017 at 11:38AM by Alex Kamenev
Paper on band-touching in Kagome lattice | Download posted 29-Sep-2017 at 11:38AM
Due Thurs Oct. 5 | Download posted 29-Sep-2017 at 11:36AM

Week of Sept 17 Graphene
modified 27-Sep-2017 at 11:33AM by Alex Kamenev
Lecture on graphene | Download posted 27-Sep-2017 at 11:33AM
[Link] Good text on graphene
Due Thurs Sept 28 | Download posted 21-Sep-2017 at 10:35PM

week of Sept 11 Tight binding model
modified 15-Sep-2017 at 10:27AM by Alex Kamenev
Set 2 is due Thurs Sept 21 | Download posted 15-Sep-2017 at 10:27AM
Tight binding model 1D | Download posted 15-Sep-2017 at 10:24AM
Lecture on fermions | Download posted 15-Sep-2017 at 10:15AM

Week of Sept. 4 Second Quantization
modified 7-Sep-2017 at 6:33PM by Alex Kamenev
Set 1 is due Thurs Sept 14 | Download posted 7-Sep-2017 at 6:33PM
Lecture 2 | Download posted 7-Sep-2017 at 6:29PM
Lecture 1 | Download posted 7-Sep-2017 at 6:26PM