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FFYS7011 Electrical transport in low-dimensional systems 4 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learning outcomes

Electron transport in low-dimensional systems has revolutionized the semiconducting industries. Today it is possible to tailor certain systems, like GaAs, on an atomic scale to fabricate two-dimensional electron systems in solid-state semiconducting devices. Further fine-structuring using electron-beam lithography allows to make quantum point contacts, quantum dots, quantum wires and so on. The end products composed of such elements are versatile electronic devices.
The aim of this course is to learn how a two-dimenional electron gas (2DEG) can be fabricated and characterized. We will then investigate how electronic devices can be built using the 2DEG, ranging from simple quantum point contacts to the rather complex single-electron transistors. The theoretical background will be the Landauer-Büttiker formalism of electron transport. As application we will discuss selected topics from recent research papers.

Teacher responsible

Kurt Gloos

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1-Mar-2016 –
Lectures 28 h
Tue 1-Mar-2016 - 12-Apr-2016 weekly at 12.00-14.00, Wihuri Colloquium
Thu 3-Mar-2016 - 14-Apr-2016 weekly at 10.00-12.00, Wihuri Colloquium
Exercises 12 h