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

  • Fundamentals of Microfabrication (MT 3rd year, or MOOC)
  • Chemistry (basics)

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Assess one's own level of skill acquisition, and plan their on-going learning goals.
  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.

Teaching methods

Ex-cathedra course

Expected student activities

Actively participate during class in Q&A

Assessment methods

Oral exam

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants No
Forum Yes

Resources

Bibliography

Books

K. S. Krane, Modern Physics, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2012.

P. Atkins, J. de Paula, Atkins' physical chemistry, Oxford Univ. Press, 2006.

J. N. Israelachvily, Intermolecular and surface forces, Academic Press, 2011.

Web resources

E. F. Schubert, Physical foundation of solid state devices,

http://homepages.rpi.edu/~schubert/

Ressources en bibliothèque

Notes/Handbook

Slides of the course available in Moodle:

https://go.epfl.ch/MICRO-530

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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  BC04  
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12-13     
13-14     
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Mercredi, 8h - 11h: Cours BC04