Course detail


FSI-TNIAcad. year: 2017/2018

Electronic properties and quantum phenomena. Nanoelectronic materials (semiconductors, dielectrics, ferroelectrics, magnetoelectronics, organic molecules) and related technological and analytic methods. Novel electronic devices for processing and storing information. Sensors and displays. Solar cells.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will learn the current status of the interdisciplinary field of nanoelectronics which will also help them to select their own topic (for diplomma or doctoral thesis).


Elementary Physics, Quantum Physics, Solid State Physics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

KITTEL, C: Úvod do fyziky pevných látek 1997.
R. WASER (Ed.) Nanoelectronics and Information Technology 2005.
KASAP, CAPPER (Ed.) Springer Handbook of Electronic and Photonic Materials 2006.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The assessment of a student is made upon his performance in practice and quality of a discussion on topics selected at the examination (lecture notes allowed at preparation).

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The goal is to provide an overview of the wide field of novel materials and devices for nanoelectronics.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The presence of students at practice is obligatory and is monitored by a tutor. The way how to compensate missed practice lessons will be decided by a tutor depending on the range and content of the missed lessons.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-FIN , 1. year of study, winter semester, 6 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


Semiconductors (charge carriers and their states in spatially confined semiconducting structures). Interfaces and heterostructures. Dissipative phenomena and electrical resistance.
Dielectrics (polarisation mechanisms and their frequency dependence, polarisation waves, optical properties). Ferroelectrics (spontaneous polarisation, phase transformations, domains).
Magnetoelectronics and spintronics.
Organic molecules and the structure - electronic properties relationship.
Si MOSFETs, ferroelectric FETs, quantum devices based on resonant tunneling.
Single electron devices. Carbon nanotubes as electronic devices. Molecular electronics and molecular device architecture.
Memory structures and data transmission. Sensors. Displays (OLED, field effect and plasma displays, electronic ink). Nanostructured solar cells.


20 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


The calculation of supportive theoretical examples takes place during the whole semester.

Computer-assisted exercise

6 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


See seminars.