Fall 2018 – PHYS-GA-2059 – Physics of Low-Dimensional Systems

Lecture Notes

9/5 Lecture 1 (PDF)

9/10 Lecture 2 (PDF)

9/12 Lecture 3 (PDF)

9/17 Lecture 4 (PDF)*

9/19 Lecture 5 (PDF)

Homework 1 (HW1) Due Oct 1st

9/24 Lecture 6 (PDF)*

9/26 Lecture 7 (PDF)*

10/1 Lecture 8 (PDF)*

10/3 – Graphene by Prof. Pasupathy

10/8 – Columbus Day – no class

10/9 – Lecture 9 (PDF)

Homework 2,3 (HW2_3) Due Oct 24th

10/15

10/17

10/22

10/24

10/29

10/31

11/5

11/7 – Topological Insulators by Prof. Ghaemi (PDF)

Homework 4,5 (HW 4_5) Due Nov 26th

11/12

11/14

 

General Info:

prerequisite: Introduction to Solid State physics

Instructor: Javad Shabani, Office: 1071

Class Hours: MW: 12:30-1:45pm

Office Hours: MW: 2-2:30pm and/or by appointment

Email: jshabani at nyu dot edu

The course materials are based on following books and resources:

*Mansour Shayegan, Princeton University (famous ELE 548) (Homepage)

Anton Akhmerov, TU Delft and Jay Sau, University of Maryland  (Homepage)

– The Oxford Solid State Basics,  Steve Simon (Amazon)

– The Physics of Low-dimensional Semiconductors: An Introduction, John H Davis (Amazon)

– The quantum Hall effect by Prange and Girvin (Amazon)

– Introduction to Superconductivity, by Michael Tinkham (Amazon)

– Topological Insulators and Topological Superconductors, B. Andrei Bernevig (Amazon)

*I have copies of the books. Email me if you like to borrow them.