# PHYSF475 Nanophysique

Masters II, Physics, ULB, *ULB, Campus Plaine, Bat. NO*, 2023

## 2022-2023

Practique: 10-12h Vendredi Forum I 2066

Theory: 12-14h Vendredi Forum I 2058

# Materials

- Chapter 1: Overview of course Exercises
- Chapter 2: Microscopie (UPDATED!) Exercises
- Chapter 3: Clusters (UPDATED!) Exercises - All exercises
- Chapter 4: Crystal Growth Exercises - All exercises
- Chapter 5: Carbon Structures (UPDATED 08/11) Exercises - Exercises ALL.
- Chapter 6: Density Functional Theory (UPDATED 04/12) Exercises (Updated 04/12)
- Chapter 7: Stochastic Processes Exercises
- Chapter 8: Fluctuation Theorems
**No exercises!**

# References

Course materials are taken from many sources. The following are useful but not obligatory for the course:

- General reference covering many topics from the course:
*Les nanosciences 1. Nanotechnologies and nanophysique*, Marcel Lahmani, Claire Dupas and Philippe Houday, 3e edition revue et augmentee, Belin. - A reference for much of the material on solid clusters is: H. P. Bonzel, 3D equilibrium crystal shapes in the new light of STM and AFM, Phys. Rep. 385 (2003) 1-67
- The standard elementrary source on carbon nanotubes:
*Physical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes*, R. Saito, G. Dresselhaus and M. S. Dresselhaus, Imperial College Press. - Good source on basic QM: “Intermediate Quantum Mechanics”, Hans Bethe et Roman Jackiw, 1982.
- Basic DFT Theorems: P. Hohenberg et W. Kohn, Phys. Rev. B 136, 864 (1964); N. D. Mermin, Phys. Rev. 137, A1441 (1965).
- Classical DFT review: Lutsko, Adv. Chem. Phys. 144, 1-91 (2010)
- Theory of stochastic processes:
*Handbook of stochastic methods*, C. W. Gardiner, Springer. - Projection operators:
*Projection operator techniques in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics*, H. Grabert, Springer-Verlag (1982). - Fluctuation Theorems: P. Gaspard, Physica A 369, 201-246 (2006). Also, original papers: R. Kawai, J.M.R. Parrondo, & C. Van den Broeck, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 080602 (2007) and Hatano T and Sasa S, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 3463 (2001) and D. Andrieux and P. Gaspard, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 230404 (2008) and D. Collin, F.Ritort, C. Jarzynski, S. B. Smith, I. Tinoco Jr. & C. Bustamante,Verification of the Crooks fluctuation theorem and recovery of RNA folding free energies,Nature 437 (8 September 2005) 231.