SK2901 Quantum Materials and Devices 7.5 credits

Kvantiserade material och komponenter

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Engineering Physics
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 19 SAP for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

  • Periods

    Autumn 19 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10069

  • Start date

    28/10/2019

  • End date

    14/01/2020

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    AlbaNova

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Course responsible

    Jan Linnros <linnros@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Jan Linnros <linnros@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Only SAP-students. Students from UCAS only.

    Material Science background

  • Application

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Autumn 18 for Study Abroad Programme (SAP)

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P2 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10019

  • Start date

    29/10/2018

  • End date

    14/01/2019

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    AlbaNova

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places

    No limitation

  • Schedule

    Schedule (new window)

  • Planned timeslots

    P2: G1, H1, C2, D2, I2. more info

  • Course responsible

    Jan Linnros <linnros@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Jan Linnros <linnros@kth.se>

  • Target group

    Only SAP-students. Students from UCAS only.

    Material Science background

Autumn 18 for programme students

Intended learning outcomes

The goals of the course are:

  • The student should be able to describe certain quantum 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 able to experimentally use AFM and PL methods and describe approximate performance as well as applications.
  • Finally, a goal is that the student should be able to describe present research front in quantum materials, devices and nanooelectronic systems and be able to critically assess future trends.

Course main content

The course reviews the trends in low dimensional structures 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, physical limits in nanoelectronics, nanoelectronic systems, new approaches to replace CMOS etc.

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).

Literature

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

Lecture and tutorial materials and lab instructions

Examination

  • LAB1 - Laboratory work, 1.5, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 6.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

- Written exam (TEN1) giving 6 credits, grading: A-F, The exam consists of a theoretical part without any books/tables and a calculation part where course book can be used

- Two voluntary control exams which may give bonus credits to the written exam

- A compulsory lab course (LAB1) with two labs giving 1,5 credits

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Contact

Jan Linnros (linnros@kth.se)

Examiner

Jan Linnros <linnros@kth.se>

Supplementary information

Replaces SK2753

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2018.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2018.