717-3902/02 – 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 languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation2017/2018
Intended for the facultiesUSPIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
LUN10 prof. Dr. RNDr. Jiří Luňáček
TRO70 Mgr. Jana Trojková, Ph.D.
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



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


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: 2016/2017 Winter semester, validity until: 2017/2018 Summer 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  20
        Examination Examination 60  20
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

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2017/2018 (N3942) Nanotechnology (3942T001) Nanotechnology P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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