19D061MN - Modeling of Nanostructures

Course specification
Course title Modeling of Nanostructures
Acronym 19D061MN
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 To acquire skills in modeling of electronic structure, transport, and optical properties of nanostructures (semiconductor quantum wells, nanowires, nanodots, and nanostructures based on two-dimensional materials).
      The outcome Competence in writing program codes for nanostructure modeling.
      Contents of lectures Multiband k.p models. Tight-binding method. Pseudopotential theory. Density functional theory. Models of mechanical strain in nanostructures. Models of excitons, trions, and biexcitons in nanostructures. Non-equilibrium Green’s function method. Models of non-linear optical effects in nanostructures. Application of the finite element method and nextnano, ABINIT, and COMSOL program packages.
      Contents of exercises
      1. T. Ihn, "Semiconductor Nanostructures", Cambridge University Press, 2010.
      2. C. Delerue, M. Lannoo, "Nanostructures: Theory and Modelling", Springer, 2006.
      3. R. M. Martin, "Electronic structure: Basic theory and practical methods", Cambridge University Press, 2004.
      4. L. Ramdas, Ram-Mohan, "Finite element and boundary element applications in quantum mechanics", Oxford University Press, 2002
      5. J. H, Davies, "The physics of low-dimensional structures", Cambridge University Press, 1997.
      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 0 Test paper 70
      Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
      Colloquia 30
      Seminars 0