Higher education teachers: Smole Franc
Collaborators: Lipovšek Benjamin
Credits: 6
Semester: summer
Subject code: 64226

Subject description


Enrolment in the 1st year of 2nd cycle masters study programme in Electrical Engineering and basic knowledge of semiconductor electronics

Content (Syllabus outline):

  • Definition of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology. An outlook of nanoscience. Review processes for manufacturing nanostructures. The top-down approach. The bottom-up approach. Device scaling and nonideal effects. Self-assembly. Molecular nanoelectronics. Switches and complex molecular devices. Nanoelectronic circuit architectures. Computer architectures based on molecular electronics. Electromagnetic, optical and electronic properties of nanostructures.
  • Transport properties of semiconductor nanostructures. Single-electron transistor. Nanomagnetics and spintronics. Polymer electronics. Organic active and passive devices and circuits. Nanophotonics. Quantum dots, quantum wells and quantum wires. Carbon nanotubes and nanowires. Structure and properties of carbon nanotubes. Electronic, optoelectronic, magnetic, chemical and thermoelectrical properties of carbon nanotubes. Electronic devices and circuits based on nanotubes. Chemical and biological nanosensors. Nano- and micromachines. Modeling and simulation of quantum- and nanosystems.

Objectives and competences:

The aim of the course is to upgrade definitions and concepts and to introduce students with research trends in the field of nanoelectronics and to survey characteristics of already investigated structures, devices and systems.

Intended learning outcomes:

Student will acquire knowledge from rapidly developing field of nanoelectronics and nanotechnologies through gained ability to understand the concepts ofnanoelectronics, including one-electron phenomenons and electronic transport in nanoscopic systems. In addition, the nanoelectronic applications of quantum wells, dots and wires will be explained.

Learning and teaching methods:

lectures, laboratory assignments

Study materials


  1. William A. Goddard, Donald W. Brenner, Sergey Edward Lyshevski, Gerald J. Iafrate,
  2. Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology, CRC Press LLC, 2012.
  3. Paul Harrison, Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots, Theoretical and Computational Physics of
  4. Semiconductor Nanostructures, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2009.
  5. Edward L. Wolf, Nanophysics and Nanotechnology, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2008.
  6. M. Meyyappan, Carbon Nanotubes, Science and Applications, CRC Press LLC, 2005.
  7. George W. Hanson, Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.
  8. F. Smole, Nanoelektronika, Založba FE in FRI, 2014, 355 str., ISBN 978-961-243-250-8.

Study in which the course is carried out

  • 1 year - 2nd cycle - Electrical Engineering - Electronics