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Introduction to Quantum Transport


Credit Hours:


Start Date:

September 28, 2020

Learning Objective:

This course is part of a Purdue initiative that aims to complement the expertise that students develop with the breadth at the edges needed to work effectively in today's multidisciplinary environment. These serious short courses require few prerequisites and provide a general framework that can be filled in with self-study when needed.


This is a one credit hour course, not three credit hours. Class duration: July 6, 2020- Aug 7, 2020
This course introduces the Schrodinger equation, uses the tight-binding method to discuss the concept of bandstructure and E(k) relations, along with simple quantum transport problems. No prior background in quantum mechanics or statistical mechanics is assumed.

Topics Covered:

Topics include Schrodinger equation, tight-binding model, bandstructure, self-energy, broadening, NEGF equations, and dephasing.


Undergraduate degree in engineering or the physical sciences, specifically differential equations and linear algebra.

Applied / Theory:


Three exams, no final


Official textbook information is now listed in the Schedule of Classes. NOTE: Textbook information is subject to be changed at any time at the discretion of the faculty member. If you have questions or concerns please contact the academic department.

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