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Nanophysics - from wave propagation to photonics and nanotechnologies


At the end of this module, the student will have understood and be able to explain (main concepts) :
- The fundamentals of wave propagation and quantum physics that are necessary
for the understanding of modern electronic devices and analytical techniques
- The principle of analytical techniques commonly used in laboratories and the
molecular mechanisms of quantum physics
The student will be able to:
- Formulate in his own words some nano-scale mechanisms and give concrete
examples of micro and nano-devices together with well-known analytical methods
using these mechanisms
- Master elementary phenomena of nano-scale physics
- Select the best method for a specific characterisation on the basis of the
acquired concepts.
- Carry out some nano-scale characterisation methods
- Link mathematical formalism of quantum physics to real applications
- Grasp the necessary approximations that are required in quantum physics
- Bring together these different concepts to assimilate them, extract them from their
context in order to apply them to real situations.

Needed prerequisite

- 1st year Mechanics, Electrostatics, Optics and Mathematics

Form of assessment

The evaluation of outcome prior learning is made as a continuous training during the semester. According ot the teaching, the assessment will be different: as a written exam, an oral exam, a record, a written report, peers review...