lelec2710  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
Bayot Vincent (coordinator); Hackens Benoît;
Main themes
The course is focused on the physics of nanoscopic electronic systems (<100 nm), i.e. 2D, 1D and OD quantum systems, real quantum wells, ballistic quantum point contacts, electrons in a quantizing magnetic field, diffusion, coherent transport, resonant tunneling.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 In consideration of the reference table AA of the program "master in electrical engineering ", this course contributes to the development, to the acquisition and to the evaluation of the following experiences of learning:
  • AA1.1, AA1.2
  • AA2.1, AA2.2, AA2.5
  • AA3.1, AA3.2, AA3.3
  • AA4.1, AA4.2, AA4.3, AA4.4
  • AA5.3, AA5.4, AA5.5, AA5.6
  • AA6.1
At the end of the course, students will be able to :
  • Explain the basic properties of low-dimensional and nanosclpic electron systems.
  • Predict the behavior of simple nanoscopic devices, based on the knowledge acquired in the course and their project.
  • Synthetize and present orally the content of a major article in the field of nanoelectronics.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Courses are oriented by student questions in order to enlight at best the numerous new concepts of nanoelectronics. Students work on specific developments that are then shared with the other classmates.
Teaching methods
The courses present interactively the basics of nanocopic devices and analyzes their behavior.
The project focuses on understanding more deeply a choosen key device in nanoelectronics. This is based on a bibliographic research.
Evaluation methods
- Oral presentation of a scientific article to the other classmates.
- Written evaluation on the content of the course
Other information
Background in solid state physics and besic semiconductor devices (e.g. : LELEC 1330)
Syllabus, copies de transparents, livres suggérés dont : The physics of low-dimensional semiconductors, J.H. Davies, Cambridge
Teaching materials
  • The physics of low-dimensional semiconductors, J.H. Davies
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Physical Engineering

Master [120] in Electrical Engineering

Master [120] in Chemical and Materials Engineering