IM3003 Nanoelectronics 9.0 credits

Nanoelektronik

The course reviews the trends in low dimensional semiconductors which use quantum phenomena to realize new functions or devices and new basic building blocks. These aim at electronic, opto-electronic and new bio applications. New approaches to nanoelectronic systems will also be overviewed. Syllabus:Introduction, refresh in basic quantum mechanics and solid state physics, low-dimensional semiconductors, density of states, quantum wells and heterostructures, quantum wires, quantum dots, nanocrystals, optical properties, absorption, luminescence, transport including tunneling in low-dimensional semiconductors, single-electron devices, calculation methods, fabrication methods, analyses techniques, applications, new trends in silicon VLSI-technology, physical limits in nanoelectronics, nanoelectronic systems, new approaches to replace CMOS etc.

  • Educational level

    Third cycle
  • Academic level (A-D)

    D
  • Subject area

  • Grade scale

Information for research students about course offerings

The course is given in parallell as a PhD course: IM3003

Corresponding program course: IH2654

Intended learning outcomes

The goals of the course are:

* The student should be familiar with certain nanoelectronic systems and building blocks such as: low-dimensional semiconductors, heterostructures, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots, nanowires etc.

* The student should be able to set up and solve the Schrödinger equation for diferent types of potentials in one dimension as well as in 2 or 3 dimensions for specific cases.

* The student should be able to use matrix methods for solving transport problems such as tunneling, resonant tunneling and know the concept of quantized conductance.

* The student should be experimentally familiarized with AFM and PL methods and know their approximate performance as well as applications.

* Through the mini-project, students should get familiarized with searching for scientific information in their subject area, practice report writing and presenting their project in a seminar

* Finally, a goal is to familiarize students with the present research front in Nanooelectronics and to be able to critically assess future trends.

Course main content

The course reviews the trends in low dimensional semiconductors which use quantum phenomena to realize new functions or devices and new basic building blocks. These aim at electronic, opto-electronic and new bio applications. New approaches to nanoelectronic systems will also be overviewed. Syllabus:Introduction, refresh in basic quantum mechanics and solid state physics, low-dimensional semiconductors, density of states, quantum wells and heterostructures, quantum wires, quantum dots, nanocrystals, optical properties, absorption, luminescence, transport including tunneling in low-dimensional semiconductors, single-electron devices, calculation methods, fabrication methods, analyses techniques, applications, new trends in silicon VLSI-technology, physical limits in nanoelectronics, nanoelectronic systems, new approaches to replace CMOS etc.

Disposition

The course comprises a series of lectures, following in large a textbook, and tutorials. Three laborations are included where students work in groups of 2 students. These parts are examined by a written exam. Finally, students should do a ‘mini-project’ (also in groups of 1-3 students) which involves studying a specific research area or application within nanoelectronics. These are examined and graded by a written report as well as by an oral presentation.

Eligibility

Basic understanding of the physics and chemistry of materials. Basic knowledge in solid state physics (Kittel) (IM26511 orIM2601) and of semiconductor physics and devices (2B1252 or IH2651).

Recommended prerequisites

Basic understanding of the physics and chemistry of materials. Basic knowledge in solid state physics (Kittel) (IM26511 orIM2601) and of semiconductor physics and devices (2B1252 or IH2651).

Literature

The physics of low-dimensional semiconductors, John DaviesUpplaga: Förlag: Cambridge År: 1998ISBN: 0-521-48491-X

Övrig litteratur Föreläsningsanteckningar, översiktsartiklar och laborationshandledningar

Examination

For PhD students the passing requirements corresponds to a grade C in exam and for mini-project.

Requirements for final grade

A written examination (TEN1;4,5 hp) covers the lectured course.

To pass the course it is necessary to do the laboratory work (LAB1; 1,5 hp) and a project overviewing an application of nanoelectronics. This involves a written report and a seminar (ANN1;3.0hp).

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Examiner

Jan Linnros <linnros@kth.se>

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2015.