362.148 Nanoelectronics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the physics of low dimwnsional electron systems. Beware, this topic is complex and needs a lot of basic knowledge. For students in higher semesters only, I would say.


Subject of course

This lecture provides an introduction to the physical properties of semiconductor devices in the nanometer range and to the physics of low-dimensional electron systems. A section on manufacturing processes of nanostructures teaches the basics of electron beam lithography, laser holography and reactive ion etching. In the section on electronic properties of nanostructures, effects relevant for the use in future devices are discussed, e.g. single electron transistors, sub-µm tunnel diodes or transistors with modulated gate regions. To understand the characteristics of such nanostructures, lateral and vertical transport effects are discussed. Lateral transport is mainly used to determine the energy levels in nanostructures. Individual methods are explained in detail, including ballistic transport effects. Vertical transport is mainly related to the physical properties of tunnel diodes in the nanometer range. Here, nanostructuring leads to selection rules for tunnel processes, which has a significant influence on the characteristic curves of these diodes. Numerical methods for modelling these systems are also presented. 

Teaching methods

Please read the lecture note 'Haegrula II', and understand it (german only)


Mode of examination




Course dates

Wed09:30 - 10:0009.10.2019Seminarraum 362 - 1 Vorbesprechung
Wed09:30 - 11:0016.10.2019 - 22.01.2020Seminarraum 362 - 1 VL-Nanoelektronik
Nanoelectronics - Single appointments
Wed09.10.201909:30 - 10:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Vorbesprechung
Wed16.10.201909:30 - 11:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 VL-Nanoelektronik
Wed23.10.201909:30 - 11:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 VL-Nanoelektronik
Wed30.10.201909:30 - 11:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 VL-Nanoelektronik
Wed06.11.201909:30 - 11:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 VL-Nanoelektronik
Wed13.11.201909:30 - 11:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 VL-Nanoelektronik
Wed20.11.201909:30 - 11:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 VL-Nanoelektronik
Wed27.11.201909:30 - 11:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 VL-Nanoelektronik
Wed04.12.201909:30 - 11:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 VL-Nanoelektronik
Wed11.12.201909:30 - 11:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 VL-Nanoelektronik
Wed18.12.201909:30 - 11:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 VL-Nanoelektronik
Wed08.01.202009:30 - 11:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 VL-Nanoelektronik
Wed15.01.202009:30 - 11:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 VL-Nanoelektronik
Wed22.01.202009:30 - 11:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 VL-Nanoelektronik

Examination modalities

Oral Examination.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Mon - 08.11.2021oral03.11.2021 00:00 - 07.11.2021 23:59TISSPrüfung2 WS 2020
Tue - 11.01.2022written10.01.2022 00:00 - 10.01.2022 23:59TISSFrühjahrsprüfung WS20/21

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
29.09.2019 00:00

Registration modalities

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Beste Grüße, Jürgen Smoliner


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 508 Microelectronics and Photonics


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