Sommer term 2020:
Relativistic Particles in Condensed Matter
· special and general relativity
- Dirac and Weyl fermions, coupling to the electromagnetic field
- Klein paradox, chiral anomaly
· tight-binding model of condensed matter
We will then consider simple condensed-matter models of existing materials, with the focus on
· Weyl semimetals
and explore how and why relativistic particles emerge in matter and what protects them. Afterwards we will study the peculiar consequences and signatures of the relativistic behaviour in materials, especially transport phenomena associated with the chiral anomaly and the charge-conjugation symmetry of relativistic particles, which will bring us to the frontier of current research.
· Lecture notes with short exercises for self-study
· Discussion forum
Exam: Presumably online presentation of a recent paper. Alternatively a reproduction of a recent publication as a homework assignment (to be decided).
notes, and lit. for further reading will
Please register for this lecture in Campus-Management.
Vorlesungsnummer 20120401 (Vorlesung) und 20120402 (Übung).
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breitkr at physik.fu-berlin.de