Quantum Nanoelectronics

Module EI7375

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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.

Basic Information

EI7375 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered in summer semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 45 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions


The influence of quantum mechanics on electronics, nanoelectronics and information theory, early quantum theory of radiation, Planck s radiation law, the photoelectric effect, spontaneous and induced emission, quantum properties of matter, the matter wave, the Schrödinger equation, the observability of physical quantities, expectation values of observables, eigenfunctions and eigenvalues of operators, stationary states, particle in square well potential, the one-dimensional harmonic oscillator, the hydrogen Atom, atoms, molecules, solids, nanostructures, the Hilbert space representation of states and observables, Dirac vectors, dynamics of quantum systems, the Schrödinger Representation, the Heisenberg representation, the Interaction representation, algebraic treatment of the harmonic oscillator, quantum information theory, the Einstein Podolsky Rosen experiment, entangled states, the quantization of the electromagnetic field, quantum theory of electric circuits, coherent states, interaction of radiation and matter, emission and absorption of radiation, the natural line width of an atom, quantum statistics, the density operator, the coherent state and the Poisson distribution, signal and noise, the characteristic function, photon field coupled to a reservoir of a two-level atom, laser theory, superconductivity, the Josephson effect, quantization of the JC circuit, quantum computing, basic operations in quantum computing, the no-cloning theorem, quantum teleportation

Learning Outcome

At the end of the module students are able to analyse effects of quantum mechananics in quantum nanoelectronics. They understand the relevance of nanoelectronics in information theory and information technology.


No prerequisites

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

VO 3 Quantum Nanoelectronics Russer, J. Mittwoch, 10:45–13:00
sowie einzelne oder verschobene Termine

Learning and Teaching Methods

Lerning method: In addition to the individual methods of the students consolidated knowledge is aspired by repeated lessons in exercises and tutorials. Teaching method: During the lectures students are instructed in a teacher-centered style. The exercises are held in a student-centered way.


The following kinds of media are used: - Presentations - Lecture notes - Exercises with solutions as download


The following literature is recommended: - Additional reading material, class notes and useful web sources will be provided to the students by a sharepoint system

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

In a closed-book written exam students prove their understanding of nanoelectronics for information technology by ansering questions. By answering questions and calculations they show the ability to anlyse quantum mechanics effects on devices.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

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