These unique courses were developed by Prof. Datta, whose videotaped lectures posted on the nanoHUB have attracted 75,000+ viewers since 2004.
We have condensed the essence of this 30-week (2 semesters) course material into two, five-week classes that convey the experience of a Purdue University course and can be taken online from anywhere in the world from January through April 2012.
This is completely new material not publicly available.
These are the first of a planned series of class offerings from nanoHUB-U.
Nanoelectronic devices are an integral part of our life, including the billion-plus transistors in every laptop, each of which has an active region that is only a few hundred atoms in length.
Part 1 is designed to convey in readily accessible language, the key concepts developed in the last 20 years which constitute the fundamentals of nanoelectronics and mesoscopic physics. For a 24-minute scientific overview, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW1-fSRiAdc
Part 2 (coming in March) provides an introduction to more advanced topics including the Non-Equilibrium Green’s Function (NEGF) method widely used to analyze quantum transport in nanoscale devices.
This course sequence is broadly accessible to students in any branch of science or engineering.
Part 1 requires a basic familiarity with calculus and elementary differential equations. Part 2 builds on Part 1 and requires familiarity with matrix algebra.
Even though no prior background in quantum mechanics or semiconductor devices is required, you will learn about the latest developments and concepts that will prepare you for research in nanoelectronics with new concepts and perspectives on all electronic devices, both small and large.
We hope you will be excited to join the field and help invent the new devices that will shape the electronics of this century and meet its challenges.
Part 1: Basic Concepts (January 23 – February 24, 2012)
For those seeking a gentle introduction to key concepts
Part 2: Quantum Models (March 19 – April 20, 2012)
For those seeking a working knowledge of quantum transport models
For each course:
For each course, a registration fee of $30 will give you access to all the new education material described above. You may choose to follow either of two options.
Purdue University is pleased to offer five continuing education units for a total fee of $225 to students who pass all the tests with a score of 60% or higher after two tries. A continuing education unit transcript will be provided. Records of continuing education units are maintained permanently in Purdue’s system, and individuals can request a transcript at any time for $6.
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