Fakultät für Physik




Quantum transport in nanoscopic systems – Overview


About the lecture

Time and place

Monday 14:00 c.t. - 15:45
Tuesday 16:00 c.t. - 17:45
Start: 15.10.2018 End: 03.12.2018
Geschw.-Scholl-Pl. 1 (N) - N 110


Grades online under tab "lecture", accesible with the password for the slides.

Updated dates for exam on 06.12.2018 (in building M - U 109):

Juri Crimmann  08:30
Anja Barfüßer 09:10
Jannik Gellner 09:45
Markus Schoger 10:30
Maximilian Maier 11:05
Alwin Wester 11:40

Thomas Weber 12:40
Andreas Aigner 13:15
Matjaz Kebric 13:50
Matthias Kestler 14:25
Thessa Kehler 15:00
Francesca Falorsi 15:35


Please bring your student ID to the exam with you.

06.12.18 : Oral exam (30 min duration): please register via email until 20.11 (thomas.weitz@lmu.de) and include in your email times on the 6th you are not available.

13.11.18 : Tour of the cleanroom starting at 16:15, meet at P. Altpeters office Room N309 ; there will just be one group


This lecture will be a 3 ECTs lecture without exersises. We will meet Monday and Tuesday every week starting the 15.10.2018 until the 03.12.2018.

Instead of offering exersises to this lecture, you are recommended to attend the seminar "Quantum phenomena in 2D materials"

Slides will be made available the evening before the lecture. You are recommended to bring the printout to the lecture to add notes.


  • 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