ECE 633 - Nanoelectronics
Thursdays 2:30 – 5:20 PM in room EIT 3141
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This course will help students with limited prior background in nanoelectronics
- Acquire the understanding of nanomaterials and nanoscale electronic devices, and
- Develop hands-on coding experience for plotting electronic band structures of various nanomaterials.
Course schedule (tentative)
- Bottom-up view on nanoelectronic devices (2 weeks)
Origin of current flow; conductance quantum; current-voltage characteristics
- Quantum mechanics of electrons (2 weeks)
Schrödinger equation; finite difference method; hydrogen atom
- Basis functions (2 weeks)
Hydrogen molecule; basis functions; basis transformation; density matrix
- Band theory of solids (2 weeks)
Reciprocal lattice; Brillouin zone
- Band structures of nanomaterials (2 weeks)
Graphene, carbon nanotube, layered semiconductors
- Nanomaterials to nanoelectronic devices (2 weeks)
MATLAB (or equivalent software package) will be used to plot the band structures of various nanomaterials. No prior programming experience is required!
Matlab is available at most engineering computer labs and ECE labs. Please check the website for details.
No textbook is required for this course.
- Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor, Supriyo Datta, Cambridge University Press (2013).
- Assignment: 30%
- Project: 20%
- Final Exam: 50%
- No Midterm Exam