FPL072

What means the system with correlated f-electrons - condensed matter (CM) with ideal crystal structure containing atoms with f-electrons, particular examples, important physical properties.

Electronic structure and tight binding method - introduction, discussion and application of the method.

Model hamiltonians - selected types of model hamiltonians?- Hubbard, Anderson.

Density functional theory - introduction, modern methods of electronic structure calculations of CM.

Crystal field - introduction of the model hamiltonian, particular examples.

Magnetoelastic coupling - discussion in the framework of the localized and itinerant electron models.

Discussion of experimental methods of study of energies and wavefunctions of f-electrons - magnetization, susceptibility, specific heat, inelastic neutron scattering.

The particular form of syllabus is possible to adjust with respect of research interest of listener.

Recommended for diploma and PhD students working in the area of correlated electron systems. Definition of the concept "correlated f-electron system".

Electronic structure and tight binding method. Density functional theory.

Crystal field. Magnetoelastic interaction.

Discussion of the modern experimental methods to study the energies and wavefunctions of f-electrons.