Postgraduate Lectures - Course PY5001: Electronic Structure

Lecturers: S. Sanvito and M. Ferreira

  • Introduction: What Hamiltonian? Born-Oppenheimer Approximation
  • Tight-binding method for molecules
  • 1D system: Peierl's Distortion
  • 2D and 3D
  • Fermi surface, density of states, local density of states
  • Multi-orbital LCAO
  • C-graphite
  • C-graphite hybrid orbitals
  • Quantization: C-nanotubes
  • Free electron model (physical properties)
  • Nearly free electron model (tight-binding limit)
  • Surface density of states
  • Simulation STM images
  • Hybrid tight-binding-free electron model.