Transport in Mesoscopic Systems (MA060217)


Course Memo

The course aims to provide introduction to a modern direction of the solid-state physics, devoted to studying charge transport (charge currents) in mesoscopic structures. Mesoscopic structures are intermediate between micro- and macroscopic systems; in our context, this name refers to systems with many electron in which mechanics (in particular, quantum mechanics) of single electrons is still important. The course consists of two parts, devoted to normal (i.e., non-superconducting) and superconducting systems. A number of these systems form a basis for nanoelectronics devices. The course assumes participation of students interested in both experimental and theoretical aspects of mesoscopic research.