The number of undergraduate students, 2015-16 school year.
Develop a basis for understanding the quantum mechanical aspects of modern electronics (lasers, quantized Hall effect, field effect transistors, optical tweezers, etc.)
The objective of this course is introduce the quantum mechanical concepts needed to understand the operation of not only current nanoelectronic and nanophotonic devices and materials, but to understand the operating principles behind devices and materials still in their infancy. To this end, we will apply the principles of quantum mechanics to understand cutting edge next generation nanoelectronic devices and materials. This course combines the use of course textbooks with current literature to show how quantum principles are used not simply to understand traditional physics applications but to understand new physical effects and their potential applications in transformative new technologies.
By the completion of 21 lectures (halfway mark), the students should have been introduced to the following and be able to do:
By the end of the course (semester) students should be able to: