Fakultät für Physik




Quantum transport in nanoscopic systems – Overview


About the lecture

Time and place

Wednesday 14:00 c.t. - 15:45
Start: 19.10.2016 End: 08.02.2017
Schellingstr. 4 - H 537

Clean room tour: 16.11.2016 at 14:15 in front of office N 309 (P. Altpeter)

Lecture on 30.11 will not take place - other lectures will be prolonged accordingly.

Oral exames will take place on 09.02.2017


  • Semiconductor nanostructures: general concepts of the electric field-effect and the manufacturing of nanostructures
  • Impact of dimensionality on charge transport (with and without magnetic fields): 2D, 1D, 0D (quantum dot) systems: Coulomb blockade, Quantum Hall effect
  • Novel low-dimensional systems: graphene and other 2D materials
  • Manybodyeffects in nanoscopic systems


  • J. Davies: "The Physics of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors" (Cambridge University Press)
  • T. Heinzel: "Mesoscopic Electronics in Solid State Nanostructures" (Wiley-VCH)
  • C. Kittel: "Introduction to Solid State Physics" (Wiley) 
  • N.W. Ashcroft, N.O. Mermin: "Solid State Physics" (Holt)
  • R. Waser (Ed.): "Nanoelectronics and Information Technology" (Wiley-VCH)

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Thomas Weitz