Course Information
Course title
Special Topics on Solid State Physics: Advances and Applications 
Semester
110-2 
Designated for
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE  GRADUATE INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS  
Instructor
MINN TSONG LIN 
Curriculum Number
Phys8096 
Curriculum Identity Number
222 D3210 
Class
 
Credits
3.0 
Full/Half
Yr.
Half 
Required/
Elective
Elective 
Time
Friday 7,8,9(14:20~17:20) 
Remarks
The upper limit of the number of students: 30. 
 
Course introduction video
 
Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
Table of Core Capabilities and Curriculum Planning
Course Syllabus
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Course Description

This is a seminar and discussion class which will cover a wide range of topics which are subject to intense interest in present-day Solid State Physics. Students will read about specific topics (chosen by themselves, with the guidance of the Professor), before giving presentations in the class. Students should try to give a clear introduction to the basic principles of the topic, and emphasize applications which may arise.  

Course Objective
Students may choose any topic in modern Solid State Physics, including (but not limited to) the following:

Graphene: Physics, Synthesis, and Applications
Transition metal dichalcogenides (e.g. MoS2) and other 2-D semiconductors
Superconductivity (including high-Tc superconductors)
Dielectricity and ferroelectricity
Multiferroic materials
Spintronics and spin dependant transport
Topological Insulators and Quantum Spin Hall systems
The Rashba and Dresselhaus effects
The Hanle effect and spin-FETs
Ferromagnetism and anti-ferromagnetism
Half-metallic materials
The Tunneling magneto-resistance (TMR) effect and magnetic tunneling junctions
Organic spintronics
Organic photovoltaics
Molecular electronics
The Kondo effect and the quantum blockade
Plasmons, polarons and polaritons
Optical processes and excitons
Advanced nano-scale characterization techniques
Scanning probe microscopy (SEM, STM, AFM, SPEM,...)
etc...  
Course Requirement
 
Student Workload (expected study time outside of class per week)
 
Office Hours
Appointment required. 
References
Introduction to Solid State Physics, 8th edition, Charles Kittel
For paper report: https://journals.aps.org/revtex (REVTeX Home Page) 
Designated reading
 
Grading
 
No.
Item
%
Explanations for the conditions
1. 
Long oral presentation 
50% 
1 oral presentation (30 minutes). Q&A follows. 
2. 
Short oral presentations 
30% 
2 oral presentations (10 minutes each). Q&A follows. 
3. 
Bonus oral presentations 
10% 
Talks to unanswered questions during Q&A.  
4. 
Paper report  
10% 
1 paper report on relevant topics. Use LaTex, with PRL format (abstract, figures, references, etc.) 2-3 pages, with at least 1 page of text. DO NOT COPY AND PASTE. Due day 11Jun. 
5. 
Attendance  
0% 
Please inform MT and TA in advance in order to ask for leaves. Absence without reason is only allowed once. 
 
Progress
Week
Date
Topic
Week 1
2/18  Introduction (1/2)

If one's unable to join the course in person, please use the page:
https://meet.google.com/akc-zbov-gyw 
Week 2
2/25  Introduction (2/2) 
Week 3
3/04  Short talk #1 Yi Shiuan Huang: Quantum spin hall
#2 Jian-Jhang Lee: The optics of Recycling
#3 Shih Wei Huang: Rashba spin-orbit coupling
#4 Sumangaladevi Koodathil: Introduction to AFM 
Week 4
3/11  Short talk #5 Syed Mohammed Faizanuddin: MBE
#6 Zheng-Zhe Chen: Introduction to FIB
#7 Yi-Chun Hung: superconducting proximity effect 
Week 5
3/18  (no class) 
Week 6
3/25  (no class, MT absent) 
Week 7
4/01  (no class) 
Week 8
4/08  Class skipped (week of mid-term) 
Week 9
4/15  Long talk #1 Syed Mohammed Faizanudding: Topological materials
Short talk #8
#9 
Week 10
4/22  Course online
Starting from 14:30
meet.google.com/zxy-uasv-jsv

Long talk #2 Jian-Jhang Lee: Introduction to Triboeletric Nanogenerators
Short talk #10 Sumangaladevi Koodathil: MoS2 emergent 2D material
#11 Syed Mohammed Faizanuddin: ARPES 
Week 11
4/29  Course online
meet.google.com/ryv-ccat-wnj
Long talk #3
#4 Zheng-Zhe Chen: 2D-material TMDC and its applications
Short talk #12 Shih Wei Huang 
Week 12
5/06  Course online
https://meet.google.com/kzf-fxfc-rrm
Long talk #5 Yi Shiuan Huang
Short talk #13
#14 Zheng-Zhe Chen 
Week 13
5/13  Invited talks (online)
https://meet.google.com/pio-xqkq-ggp
Dr. YuHsun Chu
Dr. Gaurav Pande
Johnny Chien 
Week 14
5/20  (no class, MT absent) 
Week 15
5/27  Course online
Long talk #6 Shih Wei Huang
#7 Sumangaladevi Koodathil: Introduction to SECM
Short talk #15 Yi Shiuan Huang
#16 Jian-Jhang Lee
(the last week of the semester) 
Week 16
6/03  No class (the week of final exams; Dragon-boat festival) 
Week 17
6/10  (week reserved) 
Week 18
6/17  (week reserved)