132.068 PrA on Physics of Mesoscopic Systems
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, PA, 8.0h, 12.0EC


  • Semester hours: 8.0
  • Credits: 12.0
  • Type: PA Project
  • Format: Hybrid

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to are in postion to reproduce the  contnts as outlined in detail in the english version of "Lehrinhalte" in written as well as oral form. Moreover the students will be able to apply the basic concepts of  Projektarbeit  Quantenmechanik von mesoskopischen Systemen to simple examples.

Subject of course

Semiconductors on the micro- and nanometer scale show a variety of quantum effects which can be understood by the phase coherence of these systems. Models that describe the physics involved in such "mesoscopic" devices are applied to specific problems.

Teaching methods

Lecture with a strong and active student participation.

Mode of examination

Written and oral

Additional information

This project work also comprises other research topics that are being worked on in the Rotter group (see the homepage of the group at https://rottergroup.itp.tuwien.ac.at for the most recent research output).



Examination modalities

During the project regular meetings take place to monitor progress; for the completion of the project a report (in English) is to be handed in that presents the new results that were achieved.  

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 261 Technical Physics Not specified
066 460 Physical Energy and Measurement Engineering Not specified
066 461 Technical Physics Not specified
810 Technical Physics Mandatory elective


No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

Interested students are required to have knowledge on the following topics: quantum mechanics, electrodynamics, and methods of theoretical physics.