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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.
This course concerns various phenomena occurring in low-symmetry, dispersive media, i.e.,those lacking space-inversion (I), or time-reversal (T), or both, or having only TI. This is of renewed interest due to its relevance to novel Hall/topological effects (e.g., AHE, Chiral anomaly, bulk photocurrents) and to novel functionalities (magnetoelectricity, current-induced magnetism). Emphasis will be on the symmetry of the constitutive relations, and in particular how electric, magnetic, and toroidal multipole-order mediates/induces novel couplings. Throughout the course I will connect atomic-response Cartesian tensors that one usually sees in chemistry literature, which provide simple & intuitive pictures, to calculable (via Kubo), irreducible tensors of the solid-state.
When Offered Spring.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: quantum mechanics (level of Sakurai) and solid state physics (level of A&M).
Regular Academic Session.
Credits and Grading Basis
3 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Class Number & Section Details
- TR Clark Hall 247
- Jan 24 - May 10, 2022
Instruction Mode: In Person
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