Credit points: 15
In this subject you will explore advanced concepts beyond those traditionally taught in condensed matter physics, including modern electronic systems that have arisen primarily through an ability to construct devices on nanometre length-scales and in reduced dimensions. You will examine semi conductor materials and doping, band structure engineering, quantum confinement and electronic transport in wells, wires and dots, quantized conductance and the quantum Hall effect. These will be used to analyse the electronic properties of emerging carbon materials, such as carbon nanotubes, diamond and graphene, and of metallic systems engineered on the atomic scale.
Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted into one of the following courses: SHS, SZHSMN, SMNT or PSMSC Students enrolled in SMNT or PSMSC must have the approval of their Course Co-ordinator to enrol in this subject
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The Physics of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors
AuthorDavies, John H.
PublisherCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Hoxley
Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Twelve 3.00 h laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
The equivalent of 36 hours of laboratory/workshops or similar per semester.
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|1-hour mid-semester test (1000 word equiv)||N/A||N/A||No||25||SILO1, SILO2|
|Three 500-word individual laboratory reports (1500 word equiv. in total)||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2|
|Four 200-word problem solving activities and one oral defense (10 min) (1000 word equiv. in total) Solutions to short essay questions including mathematical and computational analysis.||N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
|2-hour end of semester exam (2000 word equiv)||N/A||N/A||No||40||SILO1, SILO2|