BMETE11MF24

Course data
Course name: Transport in Complex Nanostructures
Neptun ID: BMETE11MF24
Responsible teacher: Péter Makk
Department: Department of Physics
Programme: Courses for Physicist MSc students
Course data sheet: BMETE11MF24
Requirements, Informations

Course Information

  • Lecturers: Peter Makk, Sandor Bordács, András Pályi
  • Responsible lecturer: Péter Makk
  • Language (2019): English
  • Schedule: 2 lectures/week, on Thursday, 14:15-15:45
  • Neptun Code: BMETE11MF24
  • Credits: 3
  • Exam: The grade is based on an oral exam in the exam period. At the exam the printed out lecture notes can be used, the emphasis is put on the level of understanding.

Topics(2019)

Introduction

  • Nanowires, Landauer description, interference effects
  • Quantum Hall effect, quantum dots
  • Introduction to hybrid nanostructures

Superconducting (SC) nanostructures

Lecture notes

Part1:

  • SC basic, Bogoljubov de Genne equation
  • Andreev reflection, BTK theory, examples

Part2:

  • Proximity effects, reflectionless tunneling, re-entrance
  • SIN junctions, thermometry, Fabry-Perot oscillations, AR in magnetic field

Part3:

  • SIS, SNS junctions, Multiple Andreev Reflection,
  • Josephson effect, Shapiro, Photon Assisted tunneling

Part4:

  • Flux quantization, RF-SQUID
  • DC SQUID, Scanning SQUIDS
  • Andreev interferometers, Heat interferometer
  • Josephson interferometry

Part 5:

  • Andreev Bound states, current - phase relation (CPR), Direct measurement of ABS
  • Long/short juncions, Multiple Andreev Reflection

Part6

  • Superconducting resonators, CPR readout, Andreev Qubit

Part7

  • SC metallic dots,
  • QDOTs coupled to SC electrodes: ABSs, Crossed Andreev reflection

Spintronics

Part8

  • Interactions of ferromagnets, macrospin model
  • Magnetoresistance effect (MR, AMR)
  • GMR, exchange bias

Part9

  • Spin injection, non-local measurements, Hanle
  • TMR, TAMR
  • Scanning Andreev, SIF junctions, spin filtering

Part10

  • Semiconductor spintronics, Rashba/Dresselhaus effect, spin relaxation mechnisms
  •  Weak Anti-localization measurement
  • Optical spin injection
  • Spin Hall effect, Inverse Spin Hall effect,  Quantum Spin Hall effect, Anomalous Hall Effect, Quantum Anomalous Quantum Hall effect

Part11

  • Spin transfer torque, spin pumping, Domain wall movement,  spin orbit torque

Lecture notes from previous semesters