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.



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

Superconducting (SC) nanostructures

Lecture notes


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


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


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


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


  • Andreev Bound states, current - phase relation (CPR)
  • DC/RF measurement of CPR, ABS spectroscopy, Exotic CPRs
  • Andreev Qubit
  • Superconducting Islands Andreev States in Quantum Dots
  • Majorana fermions



  • Interactions of ferromagnets, macrospin model
  • Magnetization measurements: MFM, scanning NV, XMCD,…
  • Magnetoresistance effect (MR, AMR)
  • GMR, TMR
  • Spin injection, non-local measurements
  • Semiconductor spintronics, Rashba effect, spin relaxation, Weak Anti-localization measurement, spintronics in QDots
  • Optical spin injection, ESR
  • Spin Hall effect, Quantum Spin Hall effect, Anomalous Hall Effect, Quantum Anomalous Quantum Hall effect
  • Exotic spin structures, Multi ferro materials, Skyrmions
  • Antiferromagnetic spintronics
  • Spin transfer torque, spin pumping

Lecture notes from previous semesters