FY8909 - Nanophysics


New from the academic year 2014/2015

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Oral examination 100/100 C

Course content

Nanotechnology facilitates the creation of electronic devices so small that both the particle and the wave nature of the electrons are important. This enables the discovery of several new physical phenomena and some of these can be used in modern nano-electronics devices. This course will discuss some of the key nano-scale electronic phenomena and both approaches from classical physics and quantum physics will be used. Relevant topics are e.g.: quantized conductance, Coulomb blockade, Büttiker-Landauer-formalism, weak localization, universal conductance fluctuations, quantum Hall effect, Aharonov-Bohm effect, giant magnetoresistance, graphene.

Learning outcome

The student shall, with relatively simple physical models applied to recent experimental results, learn how basic physics can be used to describe and understand the behavior of electrons in nano-scale materials. The course will hopefully motivate for further theoretical and experimental studies of electron transport in nano-scale materials.
Knowledge: The student should know key effects and phenomena within electron transport in nano-scale materials.
Skills: The student should learn how to analyze effects and phenomena within nanophysics by applying
basic classical physics and quantum mechanics, standard mathematical methods, and simple numerical computations.
General competence: The student will learn to find, read, and convey the contents of literature near the research front within the field of nanophysics.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and calculation exercises. Compulsory activities to be agreed upon, dependent on the number of students. Exam date will be agreed upon during the course.

Compulsory assignments

  • Work

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

Will be announced when the course begins.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TFY4340 7.5 2014-09-01


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 C 2015-05-20 09:00
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.