​​​​​​​​Welcome to: FYST24 The Physics of Low-dimensions, 7.5 credits

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Concepts about heterostructures and resulting low dimensional systems, such as quantum wells, nanowires and quantum dots. Quantum physics applied to such systems. Optical properties of low dimensional systems (transition rules, polarisation etc). Electron transport properties of 2D and 1D system. Quantised conductance with Landauer-formalism. Scattering phenomena in 1D. Devices based on quantum phenomena and Coulomb blockade. 

 ​Autumn           Period: ​2
Level: ​A
Language: English
Coordinator: Mats-Erik Pistol
Registration/Requirements: LUBAS
LTH course code​: FFFN35

Form of teaching

The teaching consists of lectures, calculation exercises, laboratory sessions and research projects. Participation in laboratory sessions and project work and other teaching integrated with that is compulsory.

Lectures: ​30 hours
Exercises: 12 hours
Comuter exercise: 2​ hours


The examination consists of written laboratory reports, written and oral presentation of the project and written examination at the end of the course. Subcourses that are part of this course can be found in an appendix at the end of this document.

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  • The course book is: The physics of low-dimensional structures and quantum devices by John H. Davies and you should order it yourselves from e. g. bo​kus (http://tinyurl.com/4x​h6ts3).


Problem set for the exercise on 3/11: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 1.9, 1.11 in the book.


phone: +46 (0) 70 497 3504
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