ECE 45300 - Fundamentals of NanoelectronicsLecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3
Normally Offered: Each Fall
MA 26600 and MA 26500 or MA 26200
Requisites by Topic:
Familiarity with matrix algebra, MATLAB, Elementary differential equations
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 course 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. Topics covered include the new Ohm's law, conductance quantization, the nanotransistor, spin valves, thermoelectricity, quantum systems and the non-equilibrium Green's function (NEGF) method.
- Lessons from Nanoelectronics, S. Datta, World Scientific Publication, 2012, ISBN No. 978-981-4335-29-4.
- MatLab: Student Version, Current Edition, The MathWorks, Inc..
- Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor, S. Datta, Cambridge University Press, 2005, ISBN No. 0-521-63145-9.
Learning Outcomes:A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
- ability to perform semiclassical analysis of charge flow in nanoelectronic devices. [1,7]
- ability to perform semiclassical analysis of spin flow and heat flow in nanoelectronic devices. [1,7]
- ability to perform quantum analysis of nanoelectronic devices. [1,7]
|1-2||The new Ohm's law, from ballistic to diffusive conductors|
|3-4||Density of states and density of modes|
|9-10||Thermoelectricity, Heat flow|
|13-14||Quantum transport, Non-equilibrium Green's|
|15||Law of equilibrium, Colomb blockade|