OF4NIN - Nanotechnologies and Nanodevices

Course specification
Course title Nanotechnologies and Nanodevices
Acronym OF4NIN
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 none
      The goal Introduce students with fabrication, physics of operation, and characteristics of nanoelectronic devices.
      The outcome Gaining knowledge of nanoelectronic devices.
      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 transistor. Carbon nanotube diodes and transistors. Quantum interference devices. Application of numerical methods.
      Contents of exercises Solving the selected problems. Modeling of a specific nanostructure or a nanodevice which inlcudes 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 0 Test paper 40
      Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
      Projects 20
      Colloquia 40
      Seminars 0