I will lecture a course based on the book during Fall 2014. The first lecture is in fact today. The public course page is here.

My idea is to give lectures on the main topics of each chapter, and in addition give special projects to the students on various aspects of nanoelectronic systems. The list of projects is here, and the relation to the book chapters/sections explained with each project:

Possible projects

i) Spintronic devices: spin valve (CPP and CIP), racetrack memory, spin torque RAM (pair project) – *Sec. 2.7 + references*

ii) Spin torque theory – Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert equation – *references*

iii) Thermoelectric devices and measuring techniques – *Sec. 2.8 + references*

iv) Thermoelectric properties of quantum dot systems – *Sec. 2.8, Ch. 8 + references*

v) Quantum Hall effect, Landau levels and electron optics (pair project) – *references*

vi) Green’s function modeling of nanodevices – *Complement 3.1 + references*

vii) Cross correlations and Bell’s inequalities measured in small conductors – *Sec. 6.5 + references*

viii) Primary thermometry with shot noise and Coulomb blockade – *Sec. 6.2, 7.6.1 + references*

ix) Coulomb blockade used for charge detection, rf-SET – *Ch. 7, references
*x) Charge pumping and SI standard for current –

*Sec. 7.6.2 + references*

xi) Spin qubits –

*Sec. 8.5.4 + references*

xii) Kondo effect (in quantum dots) –

*Sec. 8.4 + references*

xiii) Superconducting qubits (pair project or alone one realization) –

*Sec. 9.4.3 + references*

xiv) Circuit quantum electrodynamics (quantization of electronic circuits) –

*references*

xv) Graphene pn junctions: Klein tunneling and other physics –

*Sec. 10.3*

xvi) Multilayer graphene structures –

*Sec. 10.2*

xviia) Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit interaction (part of the pair project) –

*references*

xviib) Topological insulators, quantum spin Hall effect (part of the pair project) –

*references*

xviii) Nanoelectromechanical force detection –

*beginning of Ch. 11 + references*

xix) Optomechanics –

*Sec. 11.3 + references*

xx) Qubits and mechanical resonators –

*Sec. 11.4 + references*

xxi) Weak localization and weak antilocalization; normal conductors and graphene –

*Sec.*4.2

xxii)

*Suggest your own project*