University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Phys 8711.001

Solid-State Physics I

Week of Nov 26. Superconductivity
modified 29-Nov-2018 at 4:34PM by Alex Kamenev
Problem 1. Due Thurs Dec. 6 | Download posted 29-Nov-2018 at 4:33PM
Problem 2. Due Thurs Dec 6 | Download posted 29-Nov-2018 at 4:34PM

Week of November 12. Superconductivity
modified 19-Nov-2018 at 9:59AM 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). Due Thursday Nov 29.

Thermodynamics of superconductors | Download posted 19-Nov-2018 at 9:58AM

Week of November 5. Superconductivity
modified 10-Nov-2018 at 11:09AM by Alex Kamenev
Lecture on superconductivity | Download posted 10-Nov-2018 at 11:09AM
Due Thurs Nov 15 | Download posted 10-Nov-2018 at 11:05AM

Week of October 22. Bose Condensation
modified 26-Oct-2018 at 9:14AM by Alex Kamenev
Due Thurs Nov. 8 | Download posted 26-Oct-2018 at 9:14AM
Landau Lifshitz text on weakly interacting Bose gas. | Download posted 26-Oct-2018 at 9:04AM

Week of October 15, RPA
modified 1-Nov-2018 at 10:21PM by Alex Kamenev
Solutions for set 6. Copyright Tristan Truttmann | Download posted 1-Nov-2018 at 10:21PM
Lecture on RPA screening | Download posted 19-Oct-2018 at 4:34PM
Due Thurs Oct. 25 | Download posted 19-Oct-2018 at 4:32PM

Week of Oct. 8 Hartree-Fock
modified 26-Oct-2018 at 9:03AM by Alex Kamenev
Lecture on Hartree-Fock | Download posted 12-Oct-2018 at 4:31PM
Paper on band-touching in Kagome lattice | Download posted 12-Oct-2018 at 4:21PM
Due Thurs Oct. 18 | Download posted 12-Oct-2018 at 4:23PM
Solutions for set 5. Copyright Joe Meese | Download posted 26-Oct-2018 at 9:03AM

Week of Sept 24 Graphene
modified 28-Sep-2018 at 10:07AM by Alex Kamenev
Lecture on graphene | Download posted 28-Sep-2018 at 10:03AM
[Link] Good text on graphene
Due Thurs Oct. 11 (in two weeks! no class on Oct 4) | Download posted 28-Sep-2018 at 10:07AM

Week of Sept 17 Tight Binding Models
modified 9-Oct-2018 at 4:51PM by Alex Kamenev
Solutions for set 3. Copyright Yi Huang | Download posted 9-Oct-2018 at 4:51PM
Set 3 is due Thurs. Sept 27 | Download posted 21-Sep-2018 at 9:44AM

week of Sept 10 Second quantization, Phonons
modified 28-Sep-2018 at 3:46PM by Alex Kamenev
Solutions for set 2. Copyright Truttmann, Tristan | Download posted 28-Sep-2018 at 3:46PM
Set 2 is due Thurs Sept 20 | Download posted 17-Sep-2018 at 8:59AM
Tight binding model 1D | Download posted 17-Sep-2018 at 8:57AM
Lecture on fermions | Download posted 17-Sep-2018 at 8:57AM

Week of Sept. 4 Second Quantization
modified 21-Sep-2018 at 9:35AM by Alex Kamenev
Solutions for set 1. Copyright Joe Meese | Download posted 21-Sep-2018 at 9:35AM
Set 1 is due Thurs Sept 13 | Download posted 7-Sep-2018 at 3:23PM
Lecture 2 | Download posted 7-Sep-2018 at 3:21PM
Lecture 1 | Download posted 7-Sep-2018 at 3:21PM