Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. FFFN10 overlaps following cours/es: FFF165. Optional for: E4, F4, F4hn, F4nf, MNAV1, N5hn, N4nf. Course coordinator: Prof. Hongqi Xu,, Department of Physics. Recommended prerequisits: FFF021 Semiconductor Physics, FFF042 The Physics of Low-dimensional Structures and Quantum Devices. The course might be cancelled if the number 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.

Davies, J H: The Physics of Low-dimensional Semiconductors: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press 1997. ISBN: 052148491X
Scientific articles.
Lecture notes.