ECE 59500 - Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics (Now runs as ECE 50653)

Lecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3

Counts as:

Experimental Course Offered: Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2015, Fall 2016

MA 26600 & MA 26500 or MA 26200

Requisites by Topic:
Familiarity with matrix algebra, MATLAB, Elementary differential equations.

Catalog Description:
Nanoelectronic devices are an integral part of our life, including the billion-plus transistors in every smartphone, each of which has an active region that is only a few hundred atoms long. This courses is designed to convey the key concepts developed in the last 25 years which constitute the fundamentals of nanoelectronics and mesoscopic physics, assuming a minimal set of prerequisites.

Required Text(s):
  1. Lessons from Nanoelectronics, S. Datta, World Scientific, 2012, ISBN No. 978-981-4335-29-4.
Recommended Text(s):
  1. MatLab: Student Version, Current Edition Edition, The MathWorks, Inc..
  2. Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor, S. Datta, Cambridge University Press, 2005, ISBN No. 0-521-63145-9.

Lecture Outline:

Week(s) Major Topics
1-2 The new Ohm's law From Ballistic to diffusive conductors
3-4 Conductance quantization, density of states and density of modes, the nanotransistor
5-6 What and where is the resistance?
7-9 Thermoelectricity, Second Law, fuel value of information
10-11 Bandstructure
12-14 Quantum transport: NEGF
15 Future Directions

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