The course introduces the fundamental concepts and principles which govern the microscopic and macroscopic physics of nanosystems and the operation of nano-electronic devices. Nanophysics is concerned with electronic systems and devices with one or more dimensions in the nanometer range.
The course will provide basic notions, of the physics governing new phenomena at the nanoscale, from quantum mechanics and the quantum theory of solids to quantum transport. The goal is to provide the student with skills and competencies complementing the the basic microelectronics curriculum, as: (a) familiarity with the emerging opportunities that nanoelectronics offers; (b) ability of using quantum mechanics in different contexts of ICT and Nanotechnologies and judging the state of the art and relative progress in different technologies involving nanosystems; (c) acquiring a basis to come up with their own idea of new interesting project.
The present course addresses the multidisciplinary need of the diverse industrial sectors embracing nowadays nanotechnology, which offer new opportunities for employment and specialization to our graduates.
The student must have elements of the language, as a good knowledge of classical physics some grasp of introductory semiconductor physics and some ``affinity'' towards physics in general.
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