Term: Fall 2005
Course #: EECS 598-002
Instructor: Wei Lu, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Title : Introduction to Nanoelectronics
Prerequisites : EECS 320 (or equivalent) and Graduate Standing
Credit hours: 4
Days & Times: TTH 10:30-12
Course Details: Introduction to Nanoelectronics
This course will be carried out in a series of lectures covering recent advances in
nanoscale science and technology, with emphasis on nanoelectronics. In the first
half of the course, we will have an overview of the novel properties and device
structures when classical transport is replaced by quantum transport as the device
size is reduced down to nanometer scale, as well as new fabrication and characterization
techniques developed for these nanoscale devices. In the second half, we
will study in detail several systems which have emerged as the leading candidates
to drive the state of the art in future electronics. Such systems include single electron
devices, carbon nanotubes, semiconductor nanowires and molecular electronics.
We will also briefly explore approaches alternative to electronics, such as spintronics
and quantum computing.
prerequisite: Basic familiarity with quantum mechanics and solid state physics at the level
of undergraduate courses.