AP204: Quantum Materials



Syllabus

1. Introductory Remarks
1.1 Overview of chemical bonding
1.2 Overview of the electronic structure of solids & the Periodic Table of Elements

2. Metal-Insulator Transitions
2.1 K0.3MoO3 & RTe3 (CDW compounds)
2.2 MnO, (La1-xSrx)TiO3 & La2-xSrxCuO4 (Mott insulators)

3. Phase Transitions
3.1 Gd (Thermal phase transitions)
3.2 BiFeO3 (Multiferroics)
3.3 LiHoF4 (Quantum phase transitions)

4. Magnetism
4.1 Mn12-acetate, KCuF3, BaCuSi2O6 & MEM(TCNQ)2 (low-dimensional magnets)
4.2 Dy2Ti2O7 & ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2 (Frustration: spin ice, spin liquids & order-by-disorder)
4.3 Fe3O4 (Coupled charge, orbital and spin order)
4.4 (La,Ca)MnO3 (Colossal magnetoresistance)

5. Superconductivity
5.1 La2-xSrxCuO4 & co. (HTSC part 1: cuprates)
5.2 Ba(Fe1-xCox)2As2 & co. (HTSC part 2: Fe-based superconductivity)

6. Some new concepts of electronic structure
6.1 MoS2 (Valley Physics)
6.2 Bi2Se3 (Topological insulators)

7. Interfaces
7.1 Co/Cu multilayers & Co/STO/LSMO (Spin valves and tunneling magnetoresistance)
7.2 LaAlO3/SrTiO3 & LaTiO3/SrTiO3 (complex oxide heterostructures)


Fisher Research Group
Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials
Dept. of Applied Physics
Stanford University
CA 94305-4045
Last Updated: Jan 6th 2017