Physics of Condensed Matters



Atomic Origine of Properties of Solids.

Lecture 1

Vibrations of Crystalline Lattice. Phonons. Thermal Properties of Dielectrics.

Lecture 2

Phonon Green's Function.  Moessbauer Effect.

Lecture 3

Anharmonism and displacement Type Phase Transitions.

Lecture 4

Phonon kinetics. Cascade processes.

Lecture 5

Genesis of Band Structure. Gap-less Semiconductors.

Lecture 6

Optics in Semiconductors. Excitons.

Lecture 7

Semi-classical Dynamics of Conduction Electrons. De Hass - van Alfven Effect and Landau Diamagnetism.  Transport.  Galvano-magnetic phenomena.

Lecture 8

Electron Kinetics and Collective Excitations in Metals.

Lecture 9

Responses in Free Electron Gas. Electron Green's Function. Magnetism in Metals. Fridel Oscillations,
Kohn Anomaly, Orthogonality Catastrophe.

Lecture 10

Superconductivity. Ginzburg-Landau Theory. Type II Superconductivity. Josephson Effect.

Lecture 11

Cooper Effect.  BCS.  Quasiparticles and their Charge.  Andreev Reflection.

Lecture 12

Magnetic Impurities in Metals. Kondo Effect.

Lecture 13

Spin Resonance and Spin Relaxation

Lecture 14

Magnetism in Dielectrics.  Spin waves. Kosterlitz-Thouless transition.

Lecture 15

Negative Magnetoresistance. Weak Localization. Scaling Theory.

Lecture 16

Metal-Insulator Transition.  Hopping Conductivity, Percolation and Coulumb Gap

Lecture 17

Physics in Low Dimensions. Slighting Charge Density Waves. Solitons.

Lecture 18

Two-dimensional Electron Gas and Quantum Hall Effect

Lecture 19.

Low-temperature Properties of Glasses.

Lecture 20

Surface of Solids

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Appendisx 1.

Radiation-less transitions

Appendix 2

Electron-hole Liquid in Semiconductors

Appendix 3

Sound in Metals

Appendix 4.

Effects of Electron-electron Interaction in Disordered Metals

Appendix 5

 Dissipative Quantum Tunneling and Properties of Granular Superconductors

 Appendix 6

  Chemical Reactions and Catalysis on Surfaces of Solids

 Appendix 7

 Non-equilibrium superconductivity

 Appendix 8

 Quantum Phase Transition in Itinerant Ferromagnet

 Appendix 9

 Liquid and Solid Helium

 Appendix 10

 Dielectric Losses

 Appendix 11

 Magnetism in Oxides

 Appendix 12


 Appendix 13

 Mesophases and Liquid Crystals

 Appendix 14


 Apprendix 15
 Thermal Properties of Layered Crystals
  Appendix 16
  Fractional Quantum Hall Effect
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