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Super Conductors

  1. Dec 10, 2003 #1

    I was wondering, if I wanted to specialize in super conductors, would I have to focus on band theory?
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 12, 2003 #2
    Yes, at least to some extend (assuming you're familiar with quantum theory and basic solid state physics). Things like Bloch-waves, reciprocal space, Fermi-energy, band gap, Debye energy and electron-phonon interaction are quite important in understanding superconductors. However, I'd draw the line at [tex]k\cdot p[/tex] approximation: you won't really need that. Likewise for actually calculating complicated bandstructures in 3D.

    Hope this helps!
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