480-8681/01 – Electron Structure of Nanosystems (ESN)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of PhysicsCredits6
Subject guarantorprof. Dr. RNDr. Jiří LuňáčekSubject version guarantorprof. Dr. RNDr. Jiří Luňáček
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2018/2019Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesUSP, FMTIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
ALE02 Doc. Dr. RNDr. Petr Alexa
LUN10 prof. Dr. RNDr. Jiří Luňáček
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 3+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Explain fundamental ideas in solid state theory –free electrons and the band model Compare and interpret essential variations between metals and semiconductors Categorize and classify basic methods of the calculations and approximations in solid state structures Explain essential properties of the nanosystems and their electron structure Discuss effect of homogenous the electric and magnetic field on the electron systems

Teaching methods



Learning outcomes of the course unit The subject belongs to the group of subject subjects, it builds on the student's knowledge of mathematics, quantum physics and chemistry, statistical physics and thermodynamics. In the first part, the student is introduced to the description of the electronic structure of various types of solids. An important chapter is an overview of the most frequently used approximations in the field of description of many particle systems and band structure of solids. The second part is devoted to the behavior of electrons in heterostructures and quasi-low-dimensional systems.

Compulsory literature:

KITTEL, Ch.: Introduction to Solid State Physics, John Wiley and Sons, 2005, ISBN-13: 978-0471415268 HARRISON, W. A.: Electronic Structure and the Properties of Solids, Dover Pub., N.Y., 1989. ISBN 0-486-66021-4; DAVIES, J. H.: The Physics of Low-Dimensional Semiconductors: an Introduction, Cambridge University Press, 2000. ISBN 0-521-48491-X; KELLY, M. J.: Low-dimensional semiconductors: materials, physics, technology, devices. Oxford University Press, Oxford 1995. ISBN 0198517815.

Recommended literature:

OHNO, K., ESFARJANI, K., KAWAZOE, Y.: Computational Material Science. Spinger- Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, 1999. ISBN 3-540-63961-6; REED-HILL, R.E.: Physical Metallurgy Principles. D. Van Nostrand, Princeton, New Jersey, 1964.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Regular counting of examples and a test.



Other requirements

The subject supposes knowledge from Solid State Physics and Chemistry and quantum mechanics.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Content: - Free electrons and energetic bands - Metallic and semiconductor crystals - Basic methods for calculation of the band structure - Approximation for PC modellation of the many particles systems - Heterostructures - Quantum holes and low-dimensional systems - Electron transport in heterostructures - Influence of the electric and magnetic field on electron systems

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2018/2019 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 40 (40) 20
                1. zápočtový test Written test 20  8
                2. zápočtový test Written test 20  8
        Examination Examination 60 (60) 20
                1. část zkoušky Oral examination 30  10
                2. část zkoušky Written examination 30  10
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 80% active participation at seminars.

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2020/2021 (N0719A270002) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
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2018/2019 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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