## Thomas Markus Ihn: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2018 |

Name | Prof. Dr. Thomas Markus Ihn |

Field | Experimentalphysik |

Address | Laboratorium für Festkörperphysik ETH Zürich, HPF E 15.1 Otto-Stern-Weg 1 8093 Zürich SWITZERLAND |

Telephone | +41 44 633 22 80 |

Fax | +41 44 633 11 46 |

ihn@phys.ethz.ch | |

URL | https://nano.phys.ethz.ch/ |

Department | Physics |

Relationship | Adjunct Professor and Privatdozent |

Number | Title | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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402-0072-00L | Physics | 5 credits | 5V + 2U | T. M. Ihn | |

Abstract | Introduction to the concepts and tools in physics with the help of demonstration experiments: mechanics, statistical mechanics, electromagnetism and optics. | ||||

Objective | The concepts and tools in physics, as well as the methods of an experimental science are taught. The student should learn to identify, communicate and solve physical problems in his/her own field of science. | ||||

Content | 1. Fundamental concepts of natural sciences I. MECHANICS 2. Motion in one dimension 3. Motion in two and three dimensions 4. Newton's laws 5. Applications of Newton's laws 6. Forces 7. Work and energy, power, energy conservation 8. Momentum conservation, collisions 9. Angular momentum conservation II. STATISTICAL MECHANICS 10. Concentration and density 11. Pressure and work 12. Entropy, Second Law of Thermodynamics 13. Temperature and heat 14. First Law of Thermodynamics 15. The Boltzmann-Factor III. ELECTROMAGNETISM 16. Geometrical optics 17. Light as an electromagnetic wave 18. Quantum aspects of light | ||||

Lecture notes | T. Ihn: Physics for Students in Biology and Pharmazeutical Sciences (unpublished lecture notes) | ||||

Literature | The lecture contains elements of: Paul A. Tipler and Gene P. Mosca, "Physik für Wissenschaftler und Ingenieure", Springer Spektrum. Feynman, Leighton, Sands, "The Feynman Lectures on Physics", Volume I (http://www.feynmanlectures.caltech.edu/) Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood, "Matter and Interactions" (Wiley) | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites: Mathematics I | ||||

402-0530-00L | Mesoscopic Systems | 0 credits | 1S | T. M. Ihn | |

Abstract | Research colloquium | ||||

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402-0596-00L | Electronic Transport in Nanostructures | 6 credits | 2V + 1U | T. M. Ihn | |

Abstract | The lecture discusses basic quantum phenomena occurring in electron transport through nanostructures: Drude theory, Landauer-Buttiker theory, conductance quantization, Aharonov-Bohm effect, weak localization/antilocalization, shot noise, integer and fractional quantum Hall effects, tunneling transport, Coulomb blockade, coherent manipulation of charge- and spin-qubits. | ||||

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Lecture notes | The lecture is based on the book: T. Ihn, Semiconductor Nanostructures: Quantum States and Electronic Transport, ISBN 978-0-19-953442-5, Oxford University Press, 2010. | ||||

Prerequisites / Notice | A solid basis in quantum mechanics, electrostatics, quantum statistics and in solid state physics is required. Students of the Master in Micro- and Nanosystems should at least have attended the lecture by David Norris, Introduction to quantum mechanics for engineers. They should also have passed the exam of the lecture Semiconductor Nanostructures. |