Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. FFFN10 overlap following cours/es: FFF165. Optional for: E4, F4, F4nfe, MNAV4, N4, N4nel, N4nf. Course coordinator: Prof. Hongqi Xu,, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Recommended prerequisits: FFF021 Semiconductor Physics, FFF042 The Physics of Low-dimensional Structures and Quantum Devices. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 5. Assessment: Written exam. Home page:

The aim of this course is to give a deepened understanding of electron transport, particularily in nanostructures. Detailed knowledge in this field is necessary not only for research in nanphysics but also for the development of electronic devices.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Electrical resistance: an atomistic view; Self-consistent field; Bandstructure and Subbands; Capacitance; Level broadening; Coherent transport; Non-coherent transport; Electron transport aspects of present and future devices.

Datta S: Quantum transport: atom to transistor, Cambridge University Press, 2005,
ISBN 0521631459
Davies, J H: The Physics of Low-dimensional Semiconductors: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press 1997. ISBN: 052148491X
Scientific articles.