OF4PKN - Semiconductor Quantum Nanostructures
Course specification | ||||
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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 | ||||
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 | |||
Literature | ||||
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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 |