AEP 5510

AEP 5510

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

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).

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9766 AEP 5510   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person