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Code PHYS 492
Term 201602
Title Modern Topics in Condensed Matter Physics
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Subject Physics(PHYS)
SU Credit 3
ECTS Credit 6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Instructor(s) ?nanc Adagideli -adagideli@sabanciuniv.edu,
Language of Instruction English
Level of Course Undergraduate
Type of Course Click here to view.
Prerequisites
(only for SU students)
PHYS302
Mode of Delivery Formal lecture,Seminar
Planned Learning Activities Interactive,Learner centered,Other
Content

Nanostructure materials, quasi two dimensional systems and superlattices, quantum wires, quantum dots. Mesoscopic electron systems, coherent quantum transport, localization, universal conductance fluctuations, Bohm-Aharonov Effect. Single electron phenomena. Quantum Hall effects. Magnetism at nanoscale, spin transport. Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and related techniques.

Objective

The objective of the course is to introduce Scanning Probe Microscopy methods to the students. Staring with Scanning Tunnelling Microscope we will elaborate most of the common SPM methods. However, we shall spend most of the time on Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). Half of the course will involve hands-on practical work at the AFM Lab at SUNUM. Students will finish the course with detailed analysis of their own specimen using AFM.

Learning Outcome

The objective of the course is to introduce Scanning Probe Microscopy methods to the students. Staring with Scanning Tunnelling Microscope we will elaborate most of the common SPM methods. However, we shall spend most of the time on Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). Half of the course will involve hands-on practical work at the AFM Lab at SUNUM. Students will finish the course with detailed analysis of their own specimen using AFM.

Programme Outcomes
 
Common Outcomes For All Programs
1 Understand the world, their country, their society, as well as themselves and have awareness of ethical problems, social rights, values and responsibility to the self and to others. 1
2 Understand different disciplines from natural and social sciences to mathematics and art, and develop interdisciplinary approaches in thinking and practice. 3
3 Think critically, follow innovations and developments in science and technology, demonstrate personal and organizational entrepreneurship and engage in life-long learning in various subjects. 5
4 Communicate effectively in Turkish and English by oral, written, graphical and technological means. 5
5 Take individual and team responsibility, function effectively and respectively as an individual and a member or a leader of a team; and have the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams. 5
Common Outcomes ForFaculty of Eng. & Natural Sci.
1 Possess sufficient knowledge of mathematics, science and program-specific engineering topics; use theoretical and applied knowledge of these areas in complex engineering problems. 4
2 Identify, define, formulate and solve complex engineering problems; choose and apply suitable analysis and modeling methods for this purpose. 2
3 Develop, choose and use modern techniques and tools that are needed for analysis and solution of complex problems faced in engineering applications; possess knowledge of standards used in engineering applications; use information technologies effectively. 3
4 Ability to design a complex system, process, instrument or a product under realistic constraints and conditions, with the goal of fulfilling specified needs; apply modern design techniques for this purpose. 3
5 Design and conduct experiments, collect data, analyze and interpret the results to investigate complex engineering problems or program-specific research areas. 1
6 Knowledge of business practices such as project management, risk management and change management; awareness on innovation; knowledge of sustainable development. 1
7 Knowledge of impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, health and societal context; knowledge of contemporary issues; awareness on legal outcomes of engineering solutions; understanding of professional and ethical responsibility. 1
Molecular Biology, Genetics and Bioengineering Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Comprehend key concepts in biology and physiology, with emphasis on molecular genetics, biochemistry and molecular and cell biology as well as advanced mathematics and statistics. 1
2 Develop conceptual background for interfacing of biology with engineering for a professional awareness of contemporary biological research questions and the experimental and theoretical methods used to address them. 1
Materials Science and Nano Engineering Program Outcomes Area Electives
1 Applying fundamental and advanced knowledge of natural sciences as well as engineering principles to develop and design new materials and establish the relation between internal structure and physical properties using experimental, computational and theoretical tools. 4
2 Merging the existing knowledge on physical properties, design limits and fabrication methods in materials selection for a particular application or to resolve material performance related problems. 3
3 Predicting and understanding the behavior of a material under use in a specific environment knowing the internal structure or vice versa. 4
Assessment Methods and Criteria
  Percentage (%)
Final 25
Midterm 25
Homework 25
Other 25