PHY401 Condensed Matter Physics

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Johan Chang
Assistant: Daniel Destraz
   
Lectures:

Monday, 09:00 - 11:00

Tuesday, 09:00 - 11:00

Exercise Class: Tuesday, 11:15 - 13:00
Start: Monday, 18.09.2017
Location: Y36-K-08

Further Information can be found in the course catalogue.

Rules for the exercise sheets

1. Hand in the exercise sheets on Monday during the lecture.
2. You need to have at least 60% of the total points to qualify for the exam.
3. You should hand in every exercise sheet and attend the exercise classes.
4. Exam questions can be related to the exercise sheets and the discussions during exercise class.

Lecture Material and Exercise Sheets

Lecture Number Date Topic Lecture Material Exercise Sheets
1 18.09. introduction, perturbation theory, Kronig Penney model Slides 1 (PDF, 7204 KB)  
2 19.09. Peierls instability, CDW order Peierls transition (PDF, 98 KB)

Sheet 1 (PDF, 186 KB)
Python Code

3 25.09. Peierls instability, CDW order

Slides 3 (PDF, 3853 KB)

 
4 26.09. linear responses, causality, Kramers-Kronig relations

Slides 4 (PDF, 1584 KB)
pictorial proof for KK (PDF, 403 KB)
KK in two lines (PDF, 259 KB)

Sheet 2 (PDF, 171 KB)
5 02.10. quantum oscillations Slides 5 (PDF, 7168 KB)  
6 03.10. ARPES Slides 6 (PDF, 6880 KB) Sheet 3 (PDF, 173 KB)
7 09.10. phonons, second quantization Slides 7 (PDF, 3095 KB)  
8 10.10. second quantization for fermions Slides 8 (PDF, 52 KB) Sheet 4 (PDF, 736 KB)
9 16.10. Fermi liquid, Mott insulators Slides 9 (PDF, 3450 KB)  
10 17.10. quasiparticles (polarons, polaritons, excitons)   Sheet 5 (PDF, 192 KB)
11 23.10. quasiparticles (polarons, polaritons, excitons)    
12 24.10. literature presentations (quantum oscillations, Fermi liquid, Mott insulators)