U.C. Berkeley Physics Department
Physics 141B - Spring Semester 2013

LECTURES:
MWF 12:00-1:00pm, 3 Evans Hall

TEXT BOOK and REFERENCE:
Kittel INTRODUCTION TO SOLID STATE PHYSICS, 8th Ed., 2005, Wiley

Ashcroft SOLID STATE PHYSICS, 1976,1st Ed., Thompson/Brooks Cole Publishing

 

DISCUSSION SECTIONS:
001      Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm, 51 Evans

002      Monday 3:00-4:00pm, 121 Latimer

OFFICE HOURS AND CONTACT INFORMATION:

Hours

Locations

W 11-12 (Qiu)

365 Birge

M 3-4 (Ali)

121 Latimer

 

Professor:  Zi Q. Qiu                     qiu@socrates.berkeley.edu           365 Birge Hall, 642-2959

Reader:      Ali Tan                        alistan@berkeley.edu

REQUIREMENT:

ANNOUNCEMENT:

HOMEWORKS:

                        Chapter                       Homework      Due                 Solution          

                        Ch.1                                                    2/8                   solution          

                        Ch.1                            hw-2                2/15                 solution          

                        Ch.2                            hw-3                3/1                   solution          

                        Ch.2                            hw-4                3/8                   solution          

                        Ch.3                            hw-5                3/15                 solution          

                        Ch.4                            hw-6                4/12                 solution          

                        Ch.5                            hw-7                4/26                 solution          

                        Ch.5                            hw-8                5/3                   solution          

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS AND SCHEDULE:

Week 1-3:  Ch1: Dielectric Properties of Electron Gas.

1.1 Dielectric constant

1.2 Plasmon

1.3 Screening

1.4 Thomas-Fermi theory

1.5 Lindhard theory of screening

1.6 Discussion of the dielectric constant

 

Week 4-6:  Ch2: Electron-Electron Interaction

2.1 Second quantization

2.2 Electron system

2.3 Hartree-Fock approximation

2.4 Fermi liquid theory

2.5 Hubbard model

 

Week 7-9

Ch3: Polaritons and Polarons (Kittel's Ch10)

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Polaritons

3.3 Electron-Phonon interaction and Polarons

 

Week 9

Midterm

 

Week 10

Ch4: Optical processes and Excitons (Kittel's Ch11)

4.1 Kramers-Kronig relations

4.2 Excitons

 

Week 11-13

Ch5: Superconductivity (Kittel's Ch12 plus extra)

5.1 Occurrence of superconductivity

5.2 Phenomenological theory

5.3 Ginzberg-Landau theory

5.4 Tunneling

5.5 Microscopic theory (Schrieffer's Ch2.4-2.5)

 

Week 14-15

Ch6. Magnetism (Kittel's Ch 14-15)

6.1 Classification of magnetic materials

6.2 Diamagnetism

6.3 Paramagnetism

6.4 Ferromagnetism and Antiferromagnetism

6.5 Heisenberg model and spin waves