13E064NAN - Nanoelectronic devices

Course specification
Course title Nanoelectronic devices
Acronym 13E064NAN
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Physical Electronics
Type of study bachelor academic studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ESPB 6.0 Status elective
    Condition no
    The goal Introducing students to fabrication, physics of operation, and properties of nanoelectronic devices. Students will gain knowledge in the field of transport in nanostructures and nanodevices, physics of graphene and other twodimensional materials, carbon nanotubes, and nanodevices based on these materials.
    The outcome Students should learn methods of electronic structure and electron transport theories. They should also develop practical skills to model nanostructures, graphene and other two-dimensional materials, nanotubes, and nanoelectronic devices.
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    URL to lectures
    Contents of lectures Tight binding method. Landauer formula. Landauer-Büttiker formalism. Non-equilibrium Green’s function (NEGF) method. Quantum point contact. Coulomb blockade. Single-electron transistor. Electronic structure and transport properties of of graphene and carbon nanotubes. Graphene transistors. Carbon nanotube diodes and transistors. Quantum interference devices. Applications of numerical methods.
    Contents of exercises Solving selected problems. Modeling of a specific nanostructure or a nanodevice which includes writing a computer program.
    1. "Lectures on nanoelectronic devices", M. Tadić, 2012,
    2. T. Ihn, "Semiconductor Nanostructures: Quantum states and electronic transport", Oxford University Press, 2010. (Original title)
    3. S. Datta, "Lessons from Nanoelectronics: A New Perspective on Transport", World Scientific, 2012. (Original title)
    4. G. W. Hanson, "Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics", Prentice Hall, 2007. (Original title)
    5. H.-S. Philip Wong and D. Akinwande, "Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Device Physics",Cambridge University Press, 2011. (Original title)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 2
    Methods of teaching lectures, problem-solving classes, demonstrations
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures Test paper 50
    Practical lessons Oral examination
    Colloquia 50