About the course - General

  • WeekTopic                                                                                                                                                               Source
    1Semiconductors - intrinsic, extrinsic, calculating chemical potential28/A&M
    2Boltzmann's Equation - Semi-classical approximation, relaxation time approximation (RTA)12,13/A&M
    3Boltzmann's Equation - scattering mechanisms; Magnetic Hamiltonian, pert. theory.16,29,31/A&M
    4Magnetic Hamiltonian, pert. theory. Hound's Rules31/A&M
    5Curie's Law. Pauli paramagnetism. Exchange interaction.31,32/A&M
    6Super exchange, Curie-Weiss law, spin waves32,33/A&M
    7Superconductivity-Meisner effect, London Equation2/Tinkham, 1/De Gennes
    8Superconductivity - Introduction to BCS formalism.3/Tinkham,
    3-4/De Gennes
    9BCS formalizm - Cooper pairs, energy gap, excitations3/Tinkham,
    3-4/De Gennes

    • Office hours

      Name  Day                 Hours                    Building/Room                            E-mail
      Gal Cohen  54/319
      Prof. Moshe SchechterSet by email54/331smoshe@bgu.ac.il


      What?                      Name                                                                Day                         Hours                                    Building/Room
      LectureProf. Moshe SchechterSunday





      TAGal CohenWednesday12:00-14:0090/321

        • The student MUST submit all homework (up to one assignment) in order to be able to take the final exam.
        • The assignments are submitted ELECTRONICALLY.
        • The homework will be checked: 15% MAGEN.
        • Final assignment : 85%. May include an oral exam.

        • Books:

          • "Solid state physics" by Ashcroft and Mermin - QC 176.A83 1976B or QC 176.A83
          • "Superconductivity of metals and alloys" by Pierre-Gilles de Gennes
          • "Introduction to superconductivity" by Michael Tinkham


          Additional Material (Lectures notes from an older course):