Module PY4T01 Condensed Matter Theory
Cohort: SS Theoretical Physics
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.