Course syllabus

Elektrontransport i nanostrukturer
Electron Transport in Nanostructures

FFFN10, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board B
Date of Decision: 2013-04-10

General Information

Main field: Nanoscience.
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


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.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam.


Required prior knowledge: FFF021 Semiconductor Physics, FFF042 The Physics of Low-dimensional Structures and Quantum Devices.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 5.
The course overlaps following course/s: FFF165

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Hongqi Xu,
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