This course introduces the Schrödinger equation, using the tight-binding method to discuss the concept of bandstructure and E(k) relations, followed by an introduction to the NEGF method with simple illustrative examples. Concept of spinors is introduced along with the application of the NEGF method to spintronic devices.
No prior background in quantum mechanics or statistical mechanics is assumed.
This course is a part of a Purdue initiative that aims to complement the expertise that students develop with the breadth at the edges needed to work effectively in today's multidisciplinary environment. These serious short courses require few prerequisites and provide a general framework that can be filled in with self-study when needed.
Unit 1: Schrödinger Equation
Unit 2: Contact-ing Schrödinger
Unit 3: More Examples
Unit 4: Spin Transport
Text: S. Datta, “Lessons from Nanoelectronics”, Part B: Quantum Transport, World Scientific, Second Edition 2017
The manuscript will be available for download at the course's website.
Supriyo Datta and Shuvro Chowdhury