402-0596-00L Electronic Transport in Nanostructures
|Semester||Spring Semester 2015|
|Lecturers||T. M. Ihn|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Abstract||The lecture discusses basic quantum phenomena occurring in electron transport through nanostructures: Drude theory, Landauer-Buttiker theory, conductance quantization, Aharonov-Bohm effect, weak localization/antilocalization, shot noise, integer and fractional quantum Hall effects, tunneling transport, Coulomb blockade, coherent manipulation of charge- and spin-qubits.|
|Lecture notes||The lecture is based on the book:|
T. Ihn, Semiconductor Nanostructures: Quantum States and Electronic Transport, ISBN 978-0-19-953442-5, Oxford University Press, 2010.
|Prerequisites / Notice||A solid basis in quantum mechanics, electrostatics, quantum statistics and in solid state physics is required.|
Students of the Master in Micro- and Nanosystems should at least have attended the lecture by David Norris, Introduction to quantum mechanics for engineers. They should also have passed the exam of the lecture Semiconductor Nanostructures.