

When and Where:
Fridays 9:5011:25 at Teaching Bldg. 12504, Yuquan Campus
Instructor:
Xin Wan; Teaching Bldg. 12516; 87953694
Description:
Mesoscopic physics originated from the motivation to reduce
the sizes of electronic components. It is a crossfertilization between
physics and technology. The branch of study provides not only answers to
fundamental questions of physics, but solutions to technical applications.
One important topic deals with the electronic transport properties of solid
state nanostructures. The course introduces graduate students that plan to
study nanosciences to the field of mesoscopic physics and quantum transport
theory.
Prerequisites:
Solid state physics, quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics
Reading List:
 [AM] E. Akkermans and G. Montambaux, Mesoscopic Physics of Electrons and Photons, Cambridge University Press (2007).
 [Datta] S. Datta, Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic Systems, Cambridge University Press (1995).
 [FGB] D. K. Ferry, S. M. Goodnick, and J. Bird, Transport in Nanostructures, Cambridge University Press (2009)
 [Haake] F. Haake, Quantum Signatures of Chaos, 3rd ed., Springer (2010).
 [Imry] Y. Imry, Introduction to Mesoscopic Physics, Oxford University Press (2001).
 [Kogan] Sh. Kogan, Electronic Noise and Fluctuations in Solids, Cambridge University Press (1996).
 [NB] Y. V. Nazarov and Y. M. Blanter, Quantum Transport, Cambridge University Press (2009).
 [DiVentra] M. Di Ventra, Electrical Transport in Nanoscale Systems, Cambridge University Press (2008).
Last updated on June 15, 2018 by WAN Xin

