Transport in Mesoscopic Structures: A Basic Introduction to the Theory

Guest lecturer:

Prof. Dr. Juan Carlos Cuevas
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain

Course Type:

Block Course, 2 weeks (eq. 2 SWS)

09 - 20 September 2013


Daily; 09:15 - 10:45, 11:15 - 12:45 


HZDR, Building 712, Room 138 (how to find us)


The course gives an overview on current transport phenomena occurring in nanoscale electronic objects. It begins by introducing basic concepts of solid state physics, like the Fermi function or the density of states in various dimensions, in order to make the course suitable for students with a background in physics, chemistry and engineering. Coherent transport on the nanoscale is then explained based on the Landauer approach. The role of electron-electron interactions in such systems will be shown in so called Coulomb Blockade phenomena, where charging of single electrons becomes important. Transport phenomena in longer molecules exhibit a transition from the coherent transport to incoherent transport, where hopping behavior dominates. Getting to know these processes lays the foundations for a detailed understanding of various transport phenomena taking place in single molecules and other nanostructures. 



More info:

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Guest lecturer


This course is compulsory to all IHRS NanoNet PhD candidates.

The IHRS NanoNet cordially invites all interested to attend the course. 
Attendance is free, but due to the limited number of seats registration is required until 25 August 2013.
Priority will be given to MSc and PhD students.


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