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ECS 428: Nanoelectronics: Fundamentals and Applications (4)

Learning Objectives:

The objective of this course is to make students capable of performing the analysis of the following: (1) Semiclassical transport of charge, heat, and spin in nanoelectronic devices, and (2) Quantum transport in nanoelectronic devices.

Course Contents:

Nanoelectronic devices are now-a-days becoming an integral part of our life. The course is designed for engineering students with little background in quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics to be able to perform semiclassical and quantum analysis of nanoelectronic devices. On the other hand, science students with backgrounds in quantum mechanics and non- equilibrium statistical mechanics will be exposed to the applications on device front. This course is targeted to bridge the gap between the science and engineering in the interdisciplinary field of nanoelectronics. Topics include the Ohm's law from ballistic to diffusive conductors, conductance quantization, quantum vs. electrostatic capacitance, coherent and non-coherent transport, thermoelectricity and heat flow, non-equilibrium Green's function (NEGF) formalism, and spin transport.

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