**Venue:** Feynman Lecture Hall

**Class Timings:** 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

**First Class:** 9th January 2023

**Course Description:**

a) Introduction, electrons in a metal, Drude and Sommerfeld theories, thermal transport, specific heat, electrons in electric and magnetic fields, Landau levels, integer quantum Hall effect

(b) Band structure : electrons in 1 dimension, tight-binding and nearly free models, lattices, reciprocal spaces, Brillouin zone, Bloch theorem, 2 and 3d bands, graphene, Bragg scattering, Fermi surfaces

(c) Phonons, second quantisation, Debye and Einstein model,

(d) Landauer-Buttiker theory of transport

(e) Magnetism, para- and dia- magnets, spin models, mean field theory, spin waves

(f) Superconductivity, phenomenology, Landau-Ginzburg theory, BCS theory

**References:**

•Solid State Physics ( Lecture notes) - Steve Simon

• Solid state physics (Lecture notes) - David Tong

• Solid state physics - Ashcroft and Mermin

• for (d) Electron transport in mesoscopic systems - Supriya Datta

**Course Evaluation: **40% home work, 30% mid-term and
30% final

**Prerequisites: **Quantum mechanics, basic statistical mechanics (distributions and partition functions)

- Teacher: Sumathi Rao