These are unique courses developed at Purdue designed to convey the new concepts that have emerged since 1985 which constitute the fundamentals of nanoelectronics and mesoscopic physics. Even with NO prior background in quantum mechanics, you should learn about cutting-edge developments and concepts that will prepare you for research in nanoelectronics.
Indeed 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.
We will provide a collaborative learning experience where you can interact with Prof. Datta and with classmates from around the world.
A host of newly developed educational materials, not publicly available, including:
Please check the World Scientific website (http://www.worldscibooks.com/nanosci/8029.html) for information regarding this book and the expanded reference edition planned for the near future.
A computer and an Internet connection are all you need. View lecture videos, access reading lists and other course handouts, take quizzes and tests, and communicate with other course students, all at your convenience.
It is necessary to have sound since all of the lectures and tutorials use audio narration. Videos will be available for download to view offline at your convenience.
Simulation tools that can be run through a web browser will be made available as needed.
Minimum computer requirements are: Windows XP or greater. Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3.5, Chrome 1.0, and Safari 4 or greater. Your favorite PDF reader for viewing lecture notes. Windows Media Player, Quicktime, or VLC player for viewing lecture videos offline.
Note: nanoHUB courses cannot be taken for credit and do not include access to Purdue-restricted computers, libraries, or services. Content may not include all the material used in the campus offering and cannot be used for commercial purposes.
Each course lasts five weeks and the hours per week you devote is somewhat flexible, depending on the level of results you wish to achieve. The minimum we recommend is approximately three hours per week, consisting of two hours to watch the video instruction and one hour to take the quizzes and revisit lectures, if necessary. This minimum time investment should give you an appreciation of the concepts.
However, to earn a Proof of Completion or Continuing Education Units you will need to pass the exam in a maximum of two attempts, which should require another estimated seven hours per week consisting of one hour to watch the video tutorial, three hours to master homework problems and related concepts, and three hours to take the exam.
The course lectures videos and notes are in English.
Although the course is focused on nanoscale devices, we will try to emphasize the broad relevance of these new concepts. Indeed Prof. Datta’s forthcoming book titled, Lessons from Nanoelectronics, is subtitled, A New Perspective on Transport, because we believe that once you appreciate the principles underlying nanodevices, you will acquire a new perspective on all devices, both small and large. This is what we call the bottom-up perspective. Read more