19D061KT - Quantum Transport

Course specification
Course title Quantum Transport
Acronym 19D061KT
Study programme Electrical Engineering and Computing
Module Nanoelectronics and Photonics
Type of study doctoral studies
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ESPB 9.0 Status elective
      Condition no
      The goal Understanding phenomena of quantum transport in two-dimensional materials and nanoscale systems and gaining knowledge in theoretical models of quantum transport and their applications to real nanoelectronic devices.
      The outcome Competence in doing independent research in modeling of nanoscale electron devices, especially those based on twodimensional materials.
      Contents of lectures Balistic transport. Landauer-Büttiker formalism. Tunneling phenomena: resonant tunneling, Fano resonances. Coulomb blockade: tunneling Hamiltonian, sequential tunneling. The nonequilibrium Green function method. Topological phenomena in quantum transport. Fluctuations and correlations. Spin quantum transport. Electronic devices based on 2D materials and their structures.
      Contents of exercises
      1. D. A. Ryndyk, "Theory of quantum transport at nanoscale: An introduction", Springer, 2016. (Original title)
      2. Y. Nazarov, Y. M. Blanter, "Quantum transport: Introduction to nanoscience", Cambrdige University Press, 2009. (Original title)
      3. T. Ouisse, "Electron transport in nanostructures and mesoscopic devices", Wiley, 2008. (Original title)
      4. H.-S. Philip Wong and D. Akinwande, "Carbon Nanotube and Graphene Device Physics",Cambridge University Press, 2011. (Original title)
      5. T. Ihn, "Semiconductor Nanostructures: Quantum states and electronic transport", Oxford University Press, 2010. (Original title)
      Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
      Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
      Methods of teaching lectures
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
      Activites during lectures Test paper 70
      Practical lessons Oral examination
      Seminars 30