Phelma Formation 2022

Nanophysics - 4PMNNPH9

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 10.0
    • Projects 0
    • Tutorials 10.0
    • Internship 0
    • Laboratory works 0


    ECTS 1.5


This lecture introduces the students to various physical aspects required for understanding the behaviour of nanostructures and nanosystems: ballistic electron transport, quantum coherent electron transport, confining effects upon structures and electronic or optical properties; graphene and carbon nanotubes, etc. The last part describes the forces involved at the nanoscale.

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1/ Reminders.
2/ Quantum effects of the confinement.
3/ Electron transport in quantum coherent structures.
4/ Resonant tunneling effect.
5/ Coulomb blockade.
6/ Graphene and carbon nanotubes.
7/ Forces at the nano-scale.



Written exam 2h

100% examen écrit

Additional Information

Curriculum->Engineering degree->Semester 8


C.W.J.Beenaker and H. van Houten, Quantum transport in semiconductor nanostructures, Solid State Physics 44 (Academic Press 1991)
L.J.Kelly, Low-dimensional semiconductors (Oxford University Press 1995)
S.Datta, Electronic transport in mesoscopic systems (Cambridge University press 1995)
D.K.Ferry, S.M.Goodnick, Transport in nanostructures (Cambridge university press 1997)
T.Ouisse, Electron transport in nanostructures and mesoscopic devices (ISTE & Wiley 2008)