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Syllabus ( PHYS 522 )


   Basic information
Course title: Electical Transport in Nanoscale Systems
Course code: PHYS 522
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Yurii CHUMAKOV
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: PHYS 601-Applied Density Functional Theory and PHYS503-Quantum Mechanics I courses have to be taken
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course:
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Grasp the basic physical concepts of electrical transport in semiconductors and nanoscale systems.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Evaluate current research directions/trends in Atomic or Particle Physics and display a thorough knowledge of a specific subject
    2. SKILLS
    3. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
    4. COMPETENCIES
    5. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    6. Continuously develop their knowledge and skills in order to adapt to a rapidly developing technological environment
    7. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.
    8. Understand the applications and basic principles of the new instrumentation and/or software vital to his/her thesis projects.
    9. Write progress reports clearly on the basis of published documents, thesis, etc

    Method of assessment

    1. Oral exam
    2. Homework assignment
  2. Calculate the thermoelectric transport properties for desired materials

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Evaluate current research directions/trends in Atomic or Particle Physics and display a thorough knowledge of a specific subject
    2. SKILLS
    3. COMPETENCIES
    4. Work independently and take responsibility
    5. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.

    Method of assessment

    1. Laboratory exercise/exam
  3. Use software based on Density Functional Theory for calculation of thermoelectric transport properties

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Evaluate current research directions/trends in Atomic or Particle Physics and display a thorough knowledge of a specific subject
    2. Review the literature critically pertaining to his/her research projects, and connect the earlier literature to his/her own results
    3. COMPETENCIES
    4. Work independently and take responsibility
    5. Continuously develop their knowledge and skills in order to adapt to a rapidly developing technological environment
    6. Find out new methods to improve his/her knowledge.
    7. Defend research outcomes at seminars and conferences.

    Method of assessment

    1. Homework assignment
    2. Laboratory exercise/exam
   Contents Up
Week 1: Basic semiconductor physics: Carrier Transport..
Week 2: Scattering Mechanisms and Carrier Mobilities in Semiconductors
Week 3: Formal Transport theory: Boltzmann transport equation
Week 4: Thermoelectric effect. Calculation of thermoelectric properties by Density Functional theory and Boltzmann transport equation
Week 5: Nanoscale systems: Generating and Measuring currents
Week 6: The statistical operator and macro-states
Week 7: Drude conductivity model: Resistance, coherent and incoherent transport
Week 8: Kubo approach: linear response formalism
Week 9: Density-Functional Theory in the Kubo approach
Week 10: Landauer formalism: single-particle scattering approach
Week 11: Density-Functional Theory in the Landauer approach
Week 12: Green’s functions and self-energy
Week 13: Non-equilibrium Green’s function formalism
Week 14: Dyson’s equation for interacting particles
Week 15*: Review
Week 16*: Final exam
Textbooks and materials: Massimiliano Di Ventra ‘Electrical Transport in Nanoscale Systems’, Cambridge University Press, 2008
Mark Lundstrom. Fundamentals of carrier transport
Recommended readings: Supriyo Datta. Electronic transport in mesoscopic systems
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 30
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: yok 10
Homework: 10 10
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 50
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 3 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 6 14
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 0 0
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 5 1
Mid-term: 2 1
Personal studies for final exam: 6 1
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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