The aim of this course is to provide the basic theoretical knowledge on several aspects in quantum magnetism and on the BCS theory of Superconductivity.
Basic notions in Physics of Matter, Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics are required.
Course contents summary
-Irreducible tensor operators.
-Direct exchange interaction-RKKY interaction-Superexchange interaction.
-Magnetic molecules-Strong exchange limit.
-Mean field theory in magnetic materials-Spin waves.
-Hubbard model-Stoner model.
-Kubo formula-Green functions.
-BCS theory of Superconductivity.
-Condensed Matter Physics by M. P. Marder, Wiley.
-Quantum Theory of Magnetism by W. Nolting and A. Ramakanth, Springer.
-Lecture Notes on Electron Correlation and Magnetism by P. Fazekas, World Scientific.
-Introduction to superconductivity by M. Tinkham, Dover Publications.