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ELEC6207 Quantum Devices and Technology

Module Overview

The aim of this module is to provide an overview of advancement of quantum devices and technology in line with the development of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology. Students will gain knowledge of basic quantum mechanics and how the quantum mechanics are playing a key role in the state-of-the-art nanoelectronics. Then they will become also familiar with quantum information processing including quantum computing and quantum communication technologies.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to provide an overview of advancement of quantum devices and technology in line with the development of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Device scaling and quantum effects on nanodevices
  • The underlying operating principles of state-of-the-art nanodevices for logic and quantum device applications
  • The practical characterisation of MOS devices
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Understand the inter-relation between different technologies in the design of integrated devices
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Write a short essay for a given subject

Syllabus

Theory of Quantum Mechanics - Schrodinger Equation - Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle - Quantisation and Spin - Particle-Wave Duality - Entanglement Novel 1D/2D Electronic Materials - Silicon Nanowires Transistors - Carbon Nanotube: material and application - Graphene: material and application - Novel 2D materials Novel Transistor devices Tunnelling FET Single Electron Transistors NEMS and Atomic switches Quantum Information Processing - Q-bits: Charge bits and Spin bits - Quantum Computing Devices - Quantum Communication Devices - Electrical characterisation of MOS devices

Learning and Teaching

TypeHours
Completion of assessment task52
Follow-up work6
Lecture18
Wider reading or practice60
Revision10
Tutorial3
Preparation for scheduled sessions6
Total study time155

Resources & Reading list

ITRS – International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors. 

Edt R. Waser (2005). Nanoelectronics and Information Technology. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework 50%
Examination  (2 hours) 50%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Examination  (2 hours) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: ELEC3207 or COMP6238

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