TFE4169 - Nanoelectronics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

This course covers specialized topics in modern nanoelectronics. It offers an introduction to electron transport in nanoscale semiconductor devices as well as an introduction to magnetism and spintronics. Models for nanoscale transistors and quantum effects in these will be treated. Functional materials (magnetic, ferroelectric) and electronic application of these (GMT, TMR, memory technology) will be discussed.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student has specialized insight in: - how electronic material properties change in nanoscale components. - models of miniaturized electronic components such as field effect transistors. - emerging technologies for energy efficient electronics. - magnetism in and magnetic order in solids. - micromagnetics and magnetic domains. - magnetic phenomena in nanostructures. - important spintronic device technologies. Skills: The student can: - analyze the operation of miniaturized electronic components. - choose among different theoretical approaches to describe electronic transport in devices. - combine knowledge to model electronic devices. - assess how different micromagnetic contributions affect magnetic structures. - explain the physical principles behind important spintronic device technologies. General expertise: The student can: - Build understanding of concepts where practical experience is lacking. - The candidate can communicate key subjects such as theories, issues and solutions both in writing and verbally.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, tutorials. The students will write one report on a given topic and give a seminar on a self-chosen topic.

Compulsory assignments

  • Report
  • Presentation

Further on evaluation

There are two mandatory activities in the course: a report and a presentation. The topics and evaluation criteria for the report and presentation will be announced on the learning platform each semester.

If there is a re-sit examination in August, the examination form may change from written examination to oral.

Course materials

Will be given at the start of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TFE4168 3.7 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Electronics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Physical Electronics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Electronic Systems


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 C 2023-12-08 09:00 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Storhall del 2 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 11
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * 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.

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