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2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

APSC 647 - Correlated Electron Systems

Fall Credits: (3) Prerequisite(s): PHYS 621 , and PHYS 741  are recommended.

This course is concerned with the microscopic aspects of magnetic and superconducting states encountered in nature, their properties, and possible technological applications. The following topics will be discussed: Itinerant Electron Magnetism, Spin Waves, BCS Theory of Superconductors, Vortices in Type II Superconductors, Josephson Effect, and Quantum Interferometers. The course can be understood with minimal prerequisites and the mathematical techniques used are fairly elementary. However a basic knowledge of spin and angular momentum is essential, since quantum mechanics lies at the heart of both magnetism and superconductivity.