Nano-Labaratory Course


 Fall 2016, Spring 2017


Nano-Laboratory syllabus

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 Quantum Mechanics for Nanostructures


(Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016 Sharif University) (course code: 48031)

            Fall 2014         

(About "Quantum Mechanics for Nanostructures" Course)


I.    Quantum Mechanics for Nanostructures, V. Mitin, 2010

II.    Applied Quantum Mechanics, A.J.F. Levi, 2006

III. فیزیک کوانتومی- جلد اول- رابرت آیزبرگ- ترجمه دکتر ناصر نفری

(مرجع1)-(مرجع 2)- (مرجع3)



  • Introduction to Modern physics
  •  Wave-Particle duality
  •  The Schrodinger equation
  •  Finding quantum state in nano-sized structures and devices
  •  Bloch's Theorem
  •  Quantization in nanostructures
  •  Density of State Calculation
  •  Selected examples of application of quantum mechanics in nanosystems


         Some Videos and Links          



 Nanostructured Solar Cells 2  



Nima Taghavinia, Physics Department, Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Solar Energy Center

Raheleh Mohammadpour, Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Solar Energy Center

Fariba Tajabadi, Materials and Energy Research Institute, Solar Energy Center

and other invited lecturers for certain parts of the course


PhD Course, 3 unit

2nd semester, 1393-94

Beginning of the class: Saturday 29th Shahrivar 1393

Schedule: Saturday and Monday 9:00-10:30 

Place: 1st Floor, Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnoloy (West side of the university mosque)


Texts: Different texts will be used for different parts of the course.


Projects: A paper, related to the part of the course being taught is given to the students each week. The students present the paper through presentation in class or by writing reports. The download/upload of the reports is done through the course page in 

The course agenda:

Introduction: Different solar cells and different issues to be covered in this course: transport inside semiconductor layers, transfer at the interfaces (L-S, S-S), charge carrier concentrations and device simulation, Related topics: Thermal solar cells, Perovskite cells, LEDs

Transport in solids: Simple Drude model (1)

Solid-solid interface: Schottkey and p-n junctions, ohmic contacts (2)

Solid-Liquid Interface: Adsorption, Helholtz double layer, Diffuse layer, Semiconductor space charge layer, Capacitance at the interface (1)

Electron transfer theories at solid-Liquid interface: re-organization energy, Marcus theory, Gerischer model (2)

Modeling of thin film solar cells: Physics and software modeling (2)

Thermal solar absorbers: Emmisivity and absorption/emission equilibrium, Optical properties of composite films (2)

Organic light emitting diodes (OLED): Structure and materials issues, Energetics and device performance, Transport in organic semiconductor, Modeling of transport in the device (3)


Perovskite solar cells: Physics of Provskite materials and its related slow dynamic processes (2)

Characterization of Solar Cells: I-V, Capacitance Spectroscopy, CELIV, Time-of-Flight Analysis (5)

Transport in disordered semiconductors: e-transport in mesoporous layers of DSCs (2)


Electrochemistry of Semiconductor-liquid interface: Charge transfer process at metal electrode- liquid interface ( diffusion  and kinetic controlled reactions and polarization) ,   Cyclic voltammetry  and  criteria for reversible and irreversible reactions,  current -potential curves at semiconductor  electrodes,  majority and minority carrier reactions, Quasi Fermi level concept and application to photocurrent (4)


Other related topics:

Photon management: Reflectivity at the interfaces, Reighley and Mie scattering, Examples in dye solar cells, Plasmonics for photon management

Electrochemical systems: Ionic transport, Interaction of ions and solvent, Electrochemical potential, Cell voltage

Photocatalysis and photoelectrochemical hydrogen generation: State of the art, Light absorption and e-h separation, reactions and process


* Nanostructured Solar Cells 1 is not requirement (pish niaz) of Nanostructured Solar Cells 2.

  Nanostructured Solar Cells 1


(Fall 2013, Spring 2014 Sharif University) (course code: 48407)


  •     Solar photons
  •     Physics of solar cells
  •     Dye and QD sensitized solar cells
  •     Characterization methods
  •     Thin film solar cells
  •     Colloidal solar cells
  •     polymer solar cells




(Spring 2013 Sharif University) (course code: 48004)


I.    Nanotechnology and Nanoelectronics, W. R. Fahrner, 2005
II.    Introduction to Nanoelectronics, VLADIMIR V. MITIN, 2008

  •      Miniaturization
  •     Materials in electronics & optoelectronics
  •     Quantum mechanics & critical length
  •     Junctions
  •     Operational principle of electronic & optoelectronic devices
  •     Fabrication method (Lithograpy) Novel devices based on nanostructures(Resonant Tunneling Diode, Quantum Cascade Lasers, Single Electron Transistors, Two terminal QD & Qwire devices, CNT-FET)

 General Seminar


(Fall 2013 &2014, Spring 2013 & 2014 Sharif University) (course code: 48010)

(About Course-general Seminar)



Physics of Nanoparticles


(Fall 2011& Fall 2012-Tehran University, Fall 2013 Amirkabir University, Spring 2014 Shahid Beheshti University)

- Lesson one-Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (You can find the ppts related to Lesson1 here)

-Lesson 2-Density of States in Nanostructures (You can find the ppts related to Lesson 2 here)

-Lesson 3-Optical & Electrical Properties of Metal/Semiconductor Nanostructures (You can find the ppts related to Lesson 3 here)

-Lesson 4-Colloids and nanoparticular films (You can find the ppts related to Lesson4 here)

-Lesson 5-Selfassembly (You can find the ppts related to Lesson5 here)


Room 210, 1nd Floor, Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Khodro Building, Sharif University of Technology, Azadi Avenue, Tehran, Iran

Phone: +98-21-66164121

Raheleh Mohammad Pour Personal Website @2014

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