MICRO-530 / 3 crédits

Enseignant(s): Boero Giovanni, Brugger Jürgen

Langue: Anglais


Summary

This course gives the basics for understanding nanotechnology from an engineer's perspective: physical background, materials aspects and scaling laws, fabrication and imaging of nanoscale devices.

Content

Keywords

Nanotechnology, quantum phenomena, materials, nanofabrication, lithography, fluidics, self-assembly, materials properties, characterisation, microscopy, nanoprobes

 

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

  • Physics (basics of electromagnetism)

Recommended courses

  • Microstructuration / MEMS
  • Chemistry (basics)

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Define the quantum physics origin of nanoscale effects
  • Describe the principal methods for nanomaterials synthesis
  • Discriminate between different mechanisms influencing properties of nanomaterials and nanostructures and the involved length scales
  • Describe
  • the principal nanostructuration techniques
  • Derive interactions between nano-scale objects
  • Compare the different available methods for nanostructure characterisation & observation, as well as their advantages/disadvantages
  • Synthesize the effects of quantum physics on nano-scale physicochemical properties
  • Choose an appropriate method for nanomaterial synthesis
  • Propose a nanostructuration technique and process optimisations
  • Propose a nanofabrication technique and process optimisations
  • Describe the principal nanofabrication techniques

Transversal skills

  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.

Teaching methods

Ex-cathedra course

Assessment methods

Oral exam

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No
Forum No

Resources

Bibliography

See bibliography in coursebook

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

Slides will be made available on the MOODLE MICRO 530 (see link below)

Students without any background in  micro and nanofabrication can follow the EPFL EDX MOOC lecture on MEMS to get the basics in cleanroom fabrication techniques (see link below)

Websites

Moodle Link

Dans les plans d'études

  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Nanotechnology
  • Cours: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
  • Semestre: Printemps
  • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'été)
  • Matière examinée: Nanotechnology
  • Cours: 3 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
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