The course provides the basic knowledge of quantum system physics and an overview of the methods and tools useful to build up and characterize nanometer scale materials and devices with novel properties, thus letting the students understand the physical principles of new nanodevices.
The course aims at providing the basic knowledge of the physics related to quantum systems and the features of the nanoscale technologies in order to let students develop a sensitivity to their use and to manage the related scientific problems. The basic theoretical foundations will be provided by giving evidence to the applicative aspects with particular attention to micro and nanostructures.
- Introduction to quantum mechanics and solution of Schrödinger equation for basic nanostructures.
- Properties of quantum systems.
- Quantum wells, quantum wires, quantum dots.
- Scanning probe microscopy techniques
- Nanoscale technologies and theoretical and experimental aspects of fabrication and characterization of nanomaterials and nanodevices.
- S. Davydov, Meccanica quantistica, Edizioni Mir (1981).
- K. Krane, Modern Physics, Wiley & Sons (1996).
- J.H. Davies, The Physics of Low-dimensional semiconductors, Cambridge Press (2000).
- D.K. Ferry and S.M. Goodnick, Transport in Nanostructures, Cambridge Press (1999)
- K. Goser, P. Glosekotter, J. Dienstuhl, "Nanoelectronics and Nanosystems", Springer- Verlag (2004)
- Lecture notes provided by the teacher.
Ricevimento: By appointment after direct contact with the Teacher
DANIELE GROSSO (President)
ERMANNO DI ZITTI (President)
MICHELE CHIABRERA (President)
February 2017, II semester.
During the oral examination the candidate will be evaluated on the basis of his capability of understanding and exposing with clarity the topics addressed and to capture the most important aspects of the multidisciplinary approach to nanotechnology.