The course is addressed to give background knowledge on experimental methods of low-dimensional systems study and initiate into some experimental technique. It consists of three main sections and includes experimental methods of electro transport and magnetic properties study, and surface and thin film analysis methods. The main objectives of the course are to to teach to calculate in simple cases electronic and lattice characteristics of materials studied; to explain observed dependencies from external parameters (temperature, electromagnetic field, impurity concentration, etc.); to connect experimental data with theoretical models. The course will give possibility to choose an appropriate method for definite study, to plan an experiment, to treat and interpret experimental data, and to understand scientific experimental papers.
Hours of lecture
Hours of discussion
Hours of independent study
Please note that students are expected to study outside of class for three hours for every hour in class.
The plan is to work through the following topics:
Effect of several charge carrier types
Effect of open orbits
Galvanomagnetic effects in two-dimentional system (Landau levels, Quantum Hall effect)
Charles Kittel. Introduction to Solid State Physics. Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, 8 edition edition, November 2004.
Leonard C. Feldman. Fundamentals of Surface Thin Film Analysis. Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1 edition edition, August 1986.
Brian Schwartz. Superconductor Applications:SQUIDs and Machines. Springer, New York, 1 edition edition, March 1977.
Stephen Blundell. Magnetism in Condensed Matter. Oxford University Press, Oxford; New York, 1 edition edition, December 2001.
Weekly, 15 problem sets in total, due at the beginning of the lecture. You may also submit via e-mail before the due date/time. It is of outmost importance that you invest your own effort into solving problems. Should you consult any sources, please provide references. Homework assignments should be typed. Legible handwritten assignments are acceptable.