PHYS 598 MN - Transport in Mesoscopics

Spring 2015

Mesoscopics and NanosciencePHYS598MN36794L341100 - 1220 M W  136 Loomis Laboratory Nadya Mason

Official Description

Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in physics intended to augment the existing curriculum. See Class Schedule or departmental course information for topics and prerequisites. Course Information: May be repeated in the same or separate terms if topics vary.

Section Description

MAJOR TOPICS IN MESOSCOPICS AND NANOPHYSICS. This course is intended to familiarize students with important current topics in condensed matter physics at the meso- and nano-scale. We will focus on low-dimensional transport phenomena, with an emphasis on experimental problems and results. Likely topics will include: fundamentals of 1D transport, quantum dots, single-electron transistors, carbon nanotubes, graphene, nano-superconductivity, nano-magnetism, nano-electro-mechanical systems, and qubits. Fabrication and measurement techniques will be integrated into the discussions. The course format will be alternate days of lecture and student-led discussions of seminal publications. Course work will consist of weekly reports on several PRL-level journal articles, and two longer class presentations.