Simulation of Quantum Devices
This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.
Module version of WS 2021/2 (current)
There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.
Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.
|available module versions|
|WS 2021/2||SS 2020|
EI70760 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered every semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Focus Area Theoretical Quantum Science & Technology in M.Sc. Quantum Science & Technology
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||90 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
- apply physical models to the description of quantum nanoelectronic devices and structures
- apply numerical methods to the solution of the physical model equations
- develop basic numerical codes for modeling quantum nanoelectronic devices and structures
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
Learning and Teaching Methods
In addition to the lectures and the individual learning methods of the student, an improved understanding is targeted by performing computer exercises in individual and group work.
The theoretical background will be provided in the lectures based on direct instruction/lecturing and interactive discussions with the students. The exercises involve working on the problem sets and programming tasks individually at home, as well as developing the solutions interactively in class. The take-home project involves independent numerical code development.
Workload: 150 hours (60 contact hours, 90 self-study hours)
- Computer-based presentations which also constitute the lecture notes
- Blackboard notes
- Computer demonstrations
- Computer-based exercises, additional blackboard notes and presentation slides for solving problem sets (additionally, sample solutions will be provided)
- J. H. Davies: The Physics of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors
Description of exams and course work
By answering questions and discussing given examples, the students show that they understand the quantum mechanical and numerical concepts introduced in this course, and can apply them to quantum nanoelectronic devices and structures. In this context, the numerical code developed as a take-home project will also be discussed.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.