PHY 506 / MSE 576

Advanced Quantum Mechanics

Professor/Instructor

Shivaji L. Sondhi

A one-term course in advanced quantum mechanics, following Physics 505. After a brief review of some fundamental topics (e.g., hydrogen atom, perturbation theory, scattering theory) more advanced topics will be covered, including many-body theory, operator theory, coherent states, stability of matter and other Coulomb systems and the theory of the Bose gas.

PHY 536 / MSE 577

Advanced Condensed Matter Physics II

Professor/Instructor

Frederick D. Haldane

Fermi liquids, Luttinger liquids, the quantum Hall effect, superconductivity, quantum magnetism, Kondo effect and localization.

ENE 506 / MSE 586 / MAE 536 / CEE 506 / CBE 566

Synchrotron and Neutron Techniques for Energy Materials

Professor/Instructor

Claire Emily White

Topics include an introduction to radiation generation at synchrotron and neutron facilities, elastic scattering techniques, inelastic scattering techniques, imaging and spectroscopy. Specific techniques include X-ray and neutron diffraction, small-angle scattering, inelastic neutron scattering, reflectometry, tomography, microscopy, fluorescence and infrared imaging, and photoemission spectroscopy. Emphasis is placed on application of the techniques for uncovering the material structure-property relationship, including energy storage devices, sustainable concrete, CO2 storage, magnetic materials, mesostructured materials and nanoparticles.

CHM 522 / MSE 592

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

Professor/Instructor

Andrew Bruce Bocarsly, Leslie Mareike Schoop

Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry, including solid-state and bioinorganic chemistry, band theory, and reaction mechanisms.