PHYS-407 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): Kern Klaus, Pivetta Marina, Rusponi Stefano

Language: English


Summary

The students understand the relevant experimental and theoretical concepts of the nanoscale science. The course move from basic concepts like quantum size effects to €˜hot fields€™ such as spin transport for data storage applications (spintronics), carbon electronics, or nanocatalysis.

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Solid state physics

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the differences between nanoscopic and macroscopic scale
  • Analyze the results of a scientific experiment
  • Design a scientific experiment

Transversal skills

  • Summarize an article or a technical report.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra with visiting of laboratories at EPFL and the Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart, Germany

Assessment methods

oral exam (100%)

In the programs

  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Frontiers in nanosciences
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Frontiers in nanosciences
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Frontiers in nanosciences
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Fall
  • Exam form: Oral (winter session)
  • Subject examined: Frontiers in nanosciences
  • Lecture: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Exercises: 1 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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