In this course we focus on low-dimensional systems with typical length scales in the range of 1-100 nm. At this small length scale quantum mechanical phenomena play a dominant role in the physics of devices. Prominent topics are quantum electronic transport, both coherent and incoherent, Coulomb blockade, and the quantum Hall effect. The physical description of these phenomena is illustrated by examples from current research in nanophysics.
Foreknowledge necessary: Bachelor physics. Advisable: Applied quantum mechanics (141129), Theory of solid state physics (145101)