ECE 495N: Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics
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Fall 2008
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Objective:
To convey the basic concepts of nanoelectronics to electrical
engineering students with no background in quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics.
Description:
The development of "nanotechnology" has made it possible to
engineer materials and devices on a length scale as small as several nanometers (atomic
distances are ~ 0.1 nm). The properties of such "nanostructures" cannot be described in
terms of macroscopic parameters like mobility or diffusion coefficient and a microscopic or
atomistic viewpoint is called for. The purpose of this course is to convey the conceptual
framework that underlies this microscopic viewpoint using examples related to the
emerging field of nanoelectronics.
Course website:
http://cobweb.ecn.purdue.edu/~datta/495N.htm
Fall 2009 Teaching: Lecture notes are available from the Fall 2009 teaching of this course and closely parallel the online lectures.
Credits
Lecture Notes: Lecture notes were produced by Panagopoulos Georgios.
Lecture Notes from the Fall 2009 teaching were produced by Mehdi Salmani Jelodar.
References
 S. Datta, Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor, Cambridge University Press (2005), ISBN 0521631459.
 MatLab: Student Version, Current Edition, The MathWorks, Inc.
Publications

Quantum Transport: Atom to Transistor
by Supriyo Datta (Cambridge  July 11, 2005)
This book presents a unique approach to the fundamentals of quantum transport, and is aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students. Some of the most advanced concepts of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics are included and yet no prior acquaintance with quantum mechanics is assumed.
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