OF4PKN - Semiconductor Quantum Nanostructures

Course specification
Course title Semiconductor Quantum Nanostructures
Acronym OF4PKN
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 to the electronic bandstructure, optical, and transport properties of two -, one - and zero - dimensional systems. Provide an understanding of physics, bandgap engineering possibilities, and applications of nanostructure devices.
    The outcome Students are expected to apply the knowledge gained in lectures to solve problems in physics of nanostructures.
    Contents of lectures Introduction to nanostructures. Methods for band structure calculation (the effective-mass theory, envelope wave functions). Quantization of electron and hole states in nanostructures. Semiconductors quantum wells. Superlattices. Nanowires. Quantum dots. Optical properties; nonlinear effects. Excitons. Phonons. Nanostructures in a magnetic field. Multiband k.p models. Strained nanostructures.
    Contents of exercises completion of small projects and computer simulations
    1. "Semiconductor quantum microstructures", Z. Ikonić, V. Milanović, University of Belgrade Press, 1997.
    2. "Lectures on semiconductor nanostructures", M. Tadić, 2009,
    3. "The Physics of Low-dimensional Semiconductors: An Introduction", J. H. Davies, Cambridge University Press, 1997. (Original title)
    4. "Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots: Theoretical and Computational Physics of Semiconductor Nanostructures", P. Harrison, Wiley, 2010. (Original title)
    5. Selected journal papers (Physical Review, Applied Physics Letters, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, etc.)
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    Lectures Exercises OTC Study and Research Other classes
    3 2
    Methods of teaching lectures, small projects, computer simulations, seminars
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligations Points Final exam Points
    Activites during lectures 0 Test paper 50
    Practical lessons 0 Oral examination 0
    Projects 0
    Colloquia 50
    Seminars 0