Loction: MWF in 304 Weniger
Meeting Times: MWF 14:00-15:30
[4.5 lecture hours per week]
Fall 2018 Instructor: Matt Graham (web)
Email: graham --AT-- physics.oregonstate.edu
Office Hours: TR 1-2 pm, 375 Weniger Hall
Phone: 510.737.4386

 


12/7/18 - Thank you for your all hard-work and excellent contributions this term. [course materials removed, but available upon request]

Check back often! Schedule is tentative and will be updated frequently.

Class Items Covered Reading & Class Slides Problem sets Associated Scientific Literature & Links
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Intro & review of semiconductor physics
Low-dimensional semiconductors: quantum wells, wires, dots.
   

Optional supplemental extra reading :
1) Interband transitions, chap 2 (M. Dresselhaus)
2) M. Fox (syllabus, chap.2)

2:
Quantized conductance.
Coulomb blockade. Single electron transistor.
   

Coulomb Blockades -- an extended picture

PRL 1988, PRL 1991, PRL 1957

PhET: Band Structure Simulation

Coulomb Blockade in a Two-Dimensional Conductive Polymer Monolayer, Physical Review Letters (2015). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.196801

3: Physical properties of well, dots, wires, sheets and more.
Quantum Hall effect.
   

Advanced chapter on the QHE: Quantum Hall Effect [Review of Classical Hall Effect]

How to derive Landau quantizations in the symmetric gauge.

Nature 2000

4: Quantum Hall effect.
Topological effects & the Hofstadter butterfly effect
Optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures.
   

Short videos on the Quantum Hall Effect: V1, V2

Basic intro to Quantum Hall Effect (w/topology): V3 (M. Grayson, Northwestern)
Longer colloquium on advaces in topological insulators(Nuh Gedik, MIT)

5:

Optical properties of semiconductor nanostructures.
Optoelectronic applications.

 

   

PRB 1972

PRL 2000

Background Videos: Semiconductor laser , pn juntion--> laser

Brus Equation & QDots, qdot introduction

6: Metals: optical properties. Surface plasmon polaritons.
Plasmon resonance in nanoparticles and arrays.
   

Video: What is a topological insulator? a precise definition in < 2 min.
Science 2003
, Science 2004,Nature 2003

7: Veteran's Day
[no formal class held]
   

 

8:

Plasmon resonance in nanoparticles and arrays.

   

Background Videos: Surface Plasmons, Surface plasmon application- SPR

Phys Rev B 1998

Video: Commercial SPR
Advances in plasmonics applications:
PRL 2001, Nature 2009, Plasmon laser, Spasers , Nautre Photonics 2015- CNTs
9:

Nanoplasmonics:

Nanowire plasmonics. Exciton-polaritons.

 

   

Background Video: Exciton polaritons

New J of Phys video: Plasmon modes in tips

10:

NSOM & near-field microscopy

Review of graphene band structure.

   

Advances in scanning probe techniques
NSOM, Near Field- Sci Reports

NIST (de Wilde, CRNS) slides on NSOM theory
https://doi.org/10.1016/S0030-4018(00)00826-9

Intro to graphene video clip

11:

Modern advances in graphene

Carbon nanotubes

 

   

Advances graphene & carbon nanotubes
QHE in graphene at RT, QHE in graphene, CNT impact ionization

Carbon nanoscience; a short video perspective from a scientific pioneer.

12:

Thanksgiving Holiday

   

 

 

13:

AFM and force measurements

Electron microscopy: TEM, SEM.

STM, scanning tunneling microscopy

   

Advances in scanning probe techniques
AFM ad atom, AFM Elasticity

Background Video: STM

Graphene STM , STM - Ag, Graphene STM- Landau Levels

14:

Organic vs inorganic semiconductors.

Frenkel vs. Wannier Excitonics Systems

   

Short Video: LEDs to OLEDs.

Oksana Ostroverkhova, Chemical Reviews on Organic Optoelectronics.

15:

Multiple exciton generation processes.

Optical microscopy. Super-resolution techniques

Single molecule spectroscopy.

   

Advances organic materials: MEG in pentacene, MEG in QDs

Super-resolution review paper
STED and PALM/STORM microscopy.

Short Videos: photolithography of CPUs, 22 nm transistor;

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