
Lecture 2: Thresholds, Islands, and Fractals
04 Nov 2008   Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
Three basic concepts of the percolation theory – namely, percolation threshold, cluster size distribution, and fractal dimension – are defined and methods to calculate them are illustrated via elementary examples. These three concepts will form the theoretical foundation for discussion in Lecture...

Lecture 3: Electrical Conduction in Percolative Systems
17 Sep 2009   Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam

Lecture 3: Low Bias Transport in Graphene: An Introduction
18 Sep 2009   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Outline:Introduction and ObjectivesTheoryExperimental approachResultsDiscussionSummaryLecture notes are available for this lecture.

Lecture 3: ResistanceBallistic to Diffusive
28 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
The resistance of a ballistic conductor and concepts, such as the quantumcontact resistance, are introduced and discussed. The results are then generalized to treat transport all the way from the ballistic to diffusive regimes.

Lecture 4: Graphene: An Experimentalist's Perspective
12 Feb 2010   Contributor(s):: Joerg Appenzeller

Lecture 4: Stick Percolation and Nanonet Electronics
26 Oct 2009   Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
Outline:Stick percolation and nanonet transistorsShort channel nanonet transistorsLong channel nanonet transistorsTransistors at high voltagesConclusions

Lecture 4: Thermoelectric EffectsPhysical Approach
28 Jul 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
The effect of temperature gradients on current flow and how electrical currents produce heat currents are discussed.

Lecture 5: 2D Nets in a 3D World: Basics of Nanobiosensors and Fractal Antennae
27 Oct 2009   Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
Outline:Background: A different type of transport problem
Example: Classical biosensorsFractal dimension and cantor transformExample: fractal nanobiosensors Conclusions
Appendix: Transparent Electrodes and Antenna

Lecture 5: NEGF Simulation of Graphene Nanodevices
23 Sep 2009   Contributor(s):: Supriyo Datta

Lecture 5: Thermoelectric Effects  Mathematics
16 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Beginning with the general model for transport, we mathematically deriveexpressions for the four thermoelectric transport coefficients:(i) Electrical conductivity,(ii) Seebeck coefficient (or "thermopower"),(iii) Peltier coefficient,(iv) Electronic heat conductivity.

Lecture 6: 3D Nets in a 3D World: Bulk Heterostructure Solar Cells
27 Oct 2009   Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
Outline:Introduction: definitions and review
Reaction diffusion in fractal volumesCarrier transport in BH solar cellsAll phase transitions are not fractalConclusions

Lecture 6: An Introduction to Scattering
16 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
In this lecture, we show how the meanfreepath (mfp) is related to thetime between scattering events and briefly discuss how the scattering time is related to underlying physical processes.

Lecture 6: Graphene PN Junctions
22 Sep 2009   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Outline:IntroductionElectron optics in grapheneTransmission across NP junctionsConductance of PN and NN junctionsDiscussionSummary

Lecture 7: Connection to the Bottom Up Approach
23 Sep 2008   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
While the previous lectures have been in the spirit of the bottom up approach, they did not follow the generic device model of Datta. In this lecture, the ballistic MOSFET theory will be formally derived from the generic model for a nanodevice to show the connection explicitly.

Lecture 7: On Reliability and Randomness in Electronic Devices
14 Apr 2010   Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
Outline:Background informationPrinciples of reliability physicsClassification of Electronic ReliabilityStructure Defects in Electronic MaterialsConclusions

Lecture 7: The Boltzmann Transport Equation
17 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
Semiclassical carrier transport is traditionally described by the Boltzmann Transport Equation (BTE). In this lecture, we present theBTE, show how it is solved, and relate it to the Landauer Approach usedin these lectures

Lecture 8: Measurements
16 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
A brief introduction to commonlyused techniques, such as van der Pauw and Hall effect measurements.

Lecture 8: Mechanics of Defect Generation and Gate Dielectric Breakdown
10 Mar 2010   Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam

Lecture 9: Breakdown in Thick Dielectrics
05 Apr 2010   Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam
Outline:Breakdown in gas dielectric and Paschen’s lawSpatial and temporal dynamics during breakdownBreakdown in bulk oxides: puzzleTheory of preexisting defects: Thin oxidesTheory of preexisting defects: thick oxidesConclusions

Lecture 9: Introduction to Phonon Transport
17 Aug 2011   Contributor(s):: Mark Lundstrom
This lecture is an introduction to phonon transport. Key similarities and differences between electron and phonon transport are discussed.