Physics of low-dimensional systems

Course Code :2001WETLDS
Study domain:Physics
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:60
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Francois Peeters
Lucian Covaci

3. Course contents *

Introduction into the basics of two, one and zero dimensional semiconductor nanostructures.
The importance of such systems for modern physics and present day technology (e.g. micro-electronics and opto-electronics) will be explained.

The following subjects will be discussed:
- Growth and lithography of low dimensional systems
- Two dimensional systems
- Quantum wires and quantum dots
- Ballistic transport
- Diffusion theory
- Tunneling
- Quantum dots
- Quantum Hall effect and the fractional quantum Hall effect
- Theory of carrier transport in semiconductors
- Mesoscopic physics of light