Fakultät für Physik




TVI/TMP-TA1: Theoretical Solid State Physics – Overview


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Certificates (Scheine) can be picked up at our secretary's office (Mrs. Higgen, room A419) starting from March 11th.


Lectures: Tuesdays 12:15 - 13:45 in room B101
              Thursdays 16:15 - 17:45 in room B101

Tutorials: Fridays 12:00 - 14:00 in room A249

Prerequisites: Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Physics

The aim of this course is to learn about basic theoretical concepts and phenomena in solid state systems

Course outline (tentative):

  1. Crystal structure and phonons
  2. Band theory of electrons in solids
  3. Fermi liquid theory
  4. Interacting electrons
  5. Electron transport and the Boltzmann equation
  6. Linear response theory, dielectric properties of solids
  7. Magnetism
  8. Superconductivity

Useful Literature:

N.W. Ashcroft, N.D. Mermin: "Solid State Physics"
P.M Chaikin, T.C. Lubensky: "Principles of Condensed Matter Physics"
G.D. Mahan: "Condensed Matter in a Nutshell"

additional literature on special topics will be announced in the lecture


9 ETCS credits

The written exam will take place on Thursday, Feb 21th at 10:00 in room B005 (Theresienstr. 39).
You can bring scripts, handwritten notes, books, etc., but no electronic devices!

Office Hours:

Wednesdays, 12:00-14:00