Lectures: Summer term 2020/2021

Timetable: UFV/TRANS/18P, Thursday 09:00 – 10:30, lectures, distant due COVID-19 (bbb link), exercises, Thursday 10:45 – 12:15 (each second week)


  • Phenomenological approach
  • Electron transport in solids
  • DC conductivity in metals, Drude theory
  • Electron gas, electric and heat currents
  • Diffusive transport
  • Transport Boltzmann equation
  • Linear response
  • Electronic transport in mesoscopic systems
  • Ballistic transport
  • Resistance of ballistic condutor
  • Landauer formula and its applications
  • Quantum Hall effects
  • Tunneling and Coulomb blockade
  • Quantum dots, Single molecule transport, STEM basics
  • Spin polarized transport
  • Anomalous Hall effect, Berry curvature


  1. K. Hirose, N. Kobayashi, Quantum Transport Calculations for Nanosystems, Pan Standford Publishing 2014
  2. D. K. Ferry, An Introduction to Quantum Transport in Semiconductors, Pan Standford Publishing 2018
  3. M. Galperin, Quantum Transport, Lecture Notes 1998
  4. S. Datta, Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic Systems, Cambridge University Press 1995
  5. T. Heinzel, Mesoscopic Electronics in Solid State Nanostructures, Wiley-VCH 2003
  6. P. Středa, Elektronový transport v kvantových systémech, Skripta
  7. N. W. Ashcroft, N. D. Mermin, Solid State Physics, Harcourt College Publisher 1976
  8. M. P. Marder, Condensed Matter Physics, Wiley 2010
  9. J. B. Ketterson, The Physics of Solids, Oxford University Press 2016
  10. J. Sólyom, Fundamentals of the Physics of Solids, Volume 2 – Electronic Properties, Springer 2009

Homeworks & Supporting materials: check webdisk