Physics 602:  Solid State Physics II, Spring 2017


Prof. Emil Yuzbashyan
Office: Serin 270 E
E-mail (best): eyuzbash at
Phone: (848) 445-9035
Office hour: Thursday, 3 - 4 pm

Final presentations: Thursday, May 4, 10 am, Serin 385E

Pick a topic of your own choice or take a look at my suggestions. Think through thoroughly what you're going to present and e-mail me a brief description along with references on which your presentation is going to be based

Monday and Thursday, 12-1:20 pm, SEC-218. To benefit most from lectures, it's best to read the text ahead of lecture. Then, you can ask questions that wouldn't otherwise come up. Don't hesitate to ask questions during and after lectures or during office hour.

Main (required) text: Grosso and Parravicini, “Solid State Physics” (2nd ed., Academic Press, 2014), ISBN-10: 0123850304. See also other texts.

Course content: The current plan is to cover Chapters 15 (Electron gas in magnetic fields), 16 (Magnetic properties of localized systems and Kondo impurities), 17 (Magnetic ordering in crystals) and 18 (Superconductivity) of Grosso and Parravicini.

Homework 1, Lifshits-Kosevich theory, Solutions to homework 1
Homework 2, Solutions to homework 2
Homework 3, Solutions to homework 3
Homework 4 (due Monday, April 24 in class)

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