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Module PY4T01 Condensed Matter Theory

Cohort: SS Theoretical Physics

Credits: 5

Lecturer: Professor S. Sanvito

Duration: Michaelmas Term, 24 lectures

Assesment: End of Year Exam.

Description: What Hamiltonian? Born-Oppenheimer Approximation; Tight-binding method for molecules; From molecules to solid; Going from 1D to 2D and 3D; C-graphite and C-nanotubes; Interfaces: charge transfer and screening; A proper calculation: the Coulomb potential back; Density Functional Theory; Kohn-Sham equations; Electronic transport: Classical model; Quantum Transport; Transfer matrix theory; Disorder and localization.