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Cursus: NWI-NM029B
NWI-NM029B
Advanced Statistical Physics
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CursusNWI-NM029B
Studiepunten (ECTS)6
CategorieMA (Master)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica; Wiskunde, Natuur- en Sterrenkunde;
Docenten
Coördinator
prof. dr. M.I. Katsnelson
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
prof. dr. M.I. Katsnelson
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. dr. M.I. Katsnelson
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Examinator
prof. dr. M.I. Katsnelson
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2018
Periode
KW1-KW2  (03-09-2018 t/m 27-01-2019)
Aanvangsblok
KW1
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
The course is focused on the concepts of order parameter, broken symmetry and scaling, with applications to solid state and soft condensed matter physics. General methods of theoretical physics such as path integrals and renormalization group are considered in a context of statistical physics.
Inhoud
Landau theory of phase transitions and the concept of order parameter.
 
Ising model
 
Ginzburg-Landau theory; the role of fluctuations. Correlation length.
 
Concepts of scaling for the second-order phase transitions and its qualitative justification
 
Wilson theory of the phase transitions: renormalization group and ε-expansion.
 
Scaling concepts in polymer physics. Scaling properties of a single polymer chain.
 
Percolation.
 
Bijzonderheden
More information: www.theorphys.science.ru.nl/people/katsnelson
Onderwerpen
• Landau theory of phase transitions and the concept of order parameter. Examples: structural phase transitions, magnetism, liquid crystals, superconductivity, superfluidity
• Ginzburg-Landau theory; the role of fluctuations. Correlation length
• Concepts of scaling for the second-order phase transitions and its qualitative justification ("Kadanoff decimation")
• Wilson theory of the phase transitions: renormalization group and µ-expansion
• Order parameter, broken symmetry and topological defects
• Fluctuations in low-dimensional systems and Mermin-Wagner theorem. Berezinski-Kosterlitz-Thouless transition
• Scaling concepts in polymer physics. Scaling properties of a single polymer chain
• Introduction to the statistical physics of membranes
• Percolation theory
Toetsinformatie
Oral exam
Voorkennis
Bachelor Course Statistical Mechanics
Verplicht materiaal
Boek
Shang-Keng Ma, Modern theory of critical phenomena, Perseus Books Group
Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
Gilles de Gennes, Scaling concepts in polymer physics, Cornell University Press
Werkvormen
Cursusgebeurtenis

Hoorcollege

Werkcollege

Zelfstudie

Toetsen
Tentamen
Weging1
ToetsvormTentamen
GelegenhedenBlok KW2, Blok KW3

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