ELEC 261: Electronic Materials and Quantum Devices



This introductory course focuses on the classical and quantum physics behind both modern nanomaterials and information processing and memory devices.

Taught by Dr. Junichiro Kono, this course will focus on:

  • Electrical conduction
  • Dielectric and optical properties
  • Wave mechanics
  • Band structure of solids
  • LEDs, transistors, photodiodes, and solar cells

By the end of this in-depth summer course, you will have a deeper understanding of:

  • Electrical conduction and optical processes in solids
  • Material structure and its importance in electronic and optical properties
  • The role of quantum mechanics in molecules, metals and semiconductors

LIVE sessions with the instructor and/or TAs will be conducted for this course between 8-9 a.m. CDT on Mondays-Fridays.


Tuition for Rice and visiting students:
$1000 $800 per credit hour
$951 Audit Course – Visiting Students
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Any questions? Please e-mail RiceOnline@rice.edu