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Postgraduate School

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SI-1000 Ljubljana

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Course Description

Theory of Nanomaterials


Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, third-level study programme


prof. dr. Viktor Kabanov


Students become acquainted with the latest advancements in the theory of nanomaterials, and prepare themselves for research work in the field of nanomaterials.


1. Overview of modern methods of statistical physics that are relevant in the theory of nanomaterials, with emphasis on the theory of phase transitions in disordered substances, e.g. in spin glasses, relaxors and nanomagnets.
2. Theory of nanotubes:
Structure of carbon and inorganic nanotubes.
Symmetry, quantum numbers and selection rules
Network dynamic of single- and multi-layer nanotubes:
Phonon spectra and related properties: speed of sound, specific heat, elasticity
Raman and infrared spectra
Tribology: (in) commensurable tubes, telescopic effect (super-slip walls), phasons
Electronic properties: Electronic belts, conductivity.
Optical transitions and optical properties.

Course literature:

Latest articles from following scientific journals: Science, Nature and Physical Review Letters.

P. G. de Gennes, Simple views on condensed matter physics, World Scientific, 1992

P. M. Chaikin and T. C. Lubensky, Principles of Condensed Matter Physics, Cambridge University Press, 2000

J. M. Ziman, Models of Disorder, Cambridge University Press, 1979

K. H. Fischer and J. A. Hertz, Spin Glasses, Cambridge University Press, 1991

M. Dresselhaus, G. Dresselhaus, and P. C. Eklund: Science of Fullerenes and Carbon Nanotubes, Academic, San Diego, 1998.

R. Saito, G. Dresselhaus, and M. Dresselhaus, Physical Prpoperties of Carbon Nanotubes, Imperial College Press, London, 1998.

Significant publications and references:

KABANOV, Viktor V. Zeros of the order parameter of the d[sub](x[sup]2-y[sup]2)superconducting film in the presence of uniform current. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2004, vol. 69, str. 052503-1-052503-3.

KABANOV, Viktor V., DEMŠAR, Jure, MIHAILOVIĆ, Dragan. Kinetics of a superconductor excited with a femtosecond optical pulse. Phys. rev. lett., 2005, vol. 95, str. 147002-1-147002-4.

KABANOV, Viktor V., ALEXANDROV, A. S. Vortex matter in the charged Bose liquid at absolute zero. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2005, vol. 71, str. 132511-1-132511-4.

KABANOV, Viktor V. Triplet pairing and upper critical field in the mixed state of d-wave superconductors. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2007, vol. 76, no. 17, str. 172501-1-172501-4.

KABANOV, Viktor V., ALEXANDROV, A. S. Magnetic quantum oscillations in doped antiferromagnetic insulators. Phys. rev., B, Condens. matter mater. phys., 2008, vol. 77, no. 13, str. 132403-1-132403-4.


Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):
• seminar and oral exam

Students obligations:

• seminar and oral exam