Electronic transport in disordered systems

When : April-May 2013
Where : Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
Level : graduate

Program of the course

  1. Boltzmann equation for impurity scattering : di-usion and Drude conductivity
  2. Anderson localization in three dimensions
  3. Localization in one dimension, transfer matrix technique and Fokker-Planck equation, Landauer formula
  4. Diagrammatic technique for disorder averaging, self-consistent Born approximation
  5. Average density response function, Drude conductivity, scaling theory of localization
  6. Interference corrections to conductivity
  7. Effect of disorder on electron-electron collisions
  8. Hopping conduction in insulators
  9. Density of states near the Fermi level
  10. Transport through quantum dots, Coulomb blockade

Notes are available upon request.