PHYS-407 / 4 credits

Teacher(s): Kern Klaus, Rusponi Stefano, Lingenfelder Magalí Alejandra

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

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 2 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

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