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Distant education in physics

The distant educational system is designed to assist in education in physics for schoolchildren, students, Ph.D. students and young reserachers. It is based on the curriculum of the Scientific and Educational Centre at the Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Most documents here are in Russian and can be accessed via the Russian page.

Zh.I. Alferov, V.M. Andreev, and N.N. Ledentsov   Semiconductor heterostructures
Historical prerequisites for the appearance of heterostructures. Methods of heterostructure fabrication: LPE, VPE, MBE. Classical heterostructures. Quantum wells and superlattices Quantum wires and quantum dots. Semiconductor heterostructure lasers. Heterostructure light-emitting diodes. Heterostructure solar cells and photodetectors. Devices for superhigh-speed electronics. Microwave devices based on resonance-tunnel heterostructures and superlattices.

Y. M. Galperin   Introduction to Modern Solid State Physics
Geometry of Lattices. Phonons. Electrons in a Lattice. Statistics and Thermodynamics. Classical dc Transport. Electrodynamics of Metals. Acoustical Properties. Optical Properties of Semiconductors. Doped semiconductors. Quantum transport. Ballistic Transport. Tunneling and Coulomb blockage. Quantum Hall Effect. Superconductivity. Type I. Magnetic Properties - Type II. Microscopic Theory. Ginzburg-Landau Theory. Tunnel Junction. Josephson Effect. Mesoscopic Superconductivity.