Department of Physics


203-2-5251

Solid State 2

Semester B 2016
Lecturer: Dr. Moshe Schechter
(Office Hours: Wed 16-17 building 54/331)

Assistant: Yaakov Kleeorin
(Office Hours: Thu 16:30-18:30 building 54/219)
Forum

Day Time Building/Room Comment
Monday 16:00-19:00 97/205 Lesson
Wednesday 15:00-16:00 90/244 Tirgul

Recommended book: "Solid state physics" by Ashcroft and Mermin - QC 176.A83 1976B or QC 176.A83
Recommended books on superconductivity:  "Superconductivity of metals and alloys" by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
                                                                        "Introduction to superconductivity" by Michael Tinkham

Policy:
The student MUST submit all homework (up to one 
assignment) in order to be able to take the final exam.
The homework can be submitted to Yaakov's mail box or in the tirgul (they are picked up the following morning)
The homeworks will be checked: 15% MAGEN
Final assignment  : 85% . May include an oral exam.


News

1. Enjoy the course!


Course Plan

Week Subject A&M
chapters
1 Semiconductors - energy bands, effective mass,cyclotron resonance 8, 28
2 Semiconductors - intrinsic, extrinsic, calculating chemical potential 28
3 Semiconductors - p-n junction, Thomas Fermi screening 28,29,17
4 Semiconductors - Biased p-n junction ;  Magnetic Hamiltonian, pert. theory. 29 ; 31
5 Magnetic Hamiltonian, pert. theory.  Hound's Rules 31
6 Curie's Law. Pauli paramagnetism. Exchange interaction. 31,32
7 Super exchange, Curie-Weiss law, spin waves
32,33
8 Superconductivity-Meisner effect, London Equation 34 *
9 Superconductivity-Ginzburg Landau theory, critical current. 34 *
10 Upper critical field. Introduction to BCS formalism. 34 *


Tirgul notes

# Exercises Notes
1 ex1
notes1
2 ex2 notes2
3 ex3 notes3
4 ex4 notes4
5 ex5 notes5
6 ex6 notes6
7 ex7 notes7
8 ex8 notes8
9 ex9 notes9
10 ex10 notes10
11 ex11 notes11
12 ex12 notes12

Homework

# Homework Due date
1 hw1
 30.03.16
2 hw2  1.05.16
3 hw3  1.6.16
4 hw4  26.6.15
5 hw5  exam date
Submission table



Additional information:

Lectures notes from an older course