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Nanosystems

Module EI7355

This Module is offered by TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

This module handbook serves to describe contents, learning outcome, methods and examination type as well as linking to current dates for courses and module examination in the respective sections.

Module version of WS 2021/2 (current)

There are historic module descriptions of this module. A module description is valid until replaced by a newer one.

Whether the module’s courses are offered during a specific semester is listed in the section Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature below.

available module versions
WS 2021/2WS 2020/1SS 2019WS 2018/9WS 2017/8SS 2017WS 2015/6WS 2013/4

Basic Information

EI7355 is a semester module in English language at Master’s level which is offered every semester.

This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.

  • Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
Total workloadContact hoursCredits (ECTS)
150 h 60 h 5 CP

Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions

Content

Semiconducting nanodevices. Nanorabrication and Nanotechnology. Spray coating techniques. Film functionalization. CMOS-based nanosystems. Hybrid systems. Novel sensors.
Through the lab-project, the students will work on a special nanosystem related topic. It will be adopted to current research at the Chair for Nano and Quantum sensors (Nanomagnetic Devcies group) and includes e.g. characterization of ferromagnetic resonance effects in ferrimagnetic / ferromagnetic thin films by means of vector network analyzer and lock-in techniques.

Learning Outcome

After completion of the module, students are able to evaluate nanodevices and their system integration.They are able to comprehensively review various different physical effects for their application in nanosystems. They know how to evaluate a physical effect in terms of scaling abilities to form a system. They are able to document and present the results of their experiments in form of a scientific report and graphs.

Preconditions

Basic physical concepts, materials, electronic devices, fundamentals of Nanoelectronics.

The student should have (but it is not mandatory) taken classes in
- Nanoelectronics
- Nanotechnology

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

Learning and Teaching Methods

The theoretical background to understand the operation of nanosystems will be provided in the lectures with traditional methods (power point presentations, discussion, questions in the lecture notes). Part of the module will be carried out in a hands-on lab. Small groups will work in a coordinated fashion towards the measurement and metrology of magnetic thin film devices.

Media

The following types of media will used:
- Presentation slides
- Lecture script
- Black board
- Hands-on lab

Literature

- Rainer Waser (Ed.), "Nanoelectronics and Information Technology" Advanced Electronic Materials and Novel Devices, Wiley-VCH, Third Edition, 2012.
- Sami Franssila, "Introduction to Microfabrication", John Wiley & Sons, 2010.
- J.M.D. Coey, Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Cambridge University Press, 2009. - Additional reading material and useful web sources will be provided to the students with the lecture notes.

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The examination consists of three parts:
a) Written entrance test for the scientific lab-project (15 % of overall grade), b) written report for the scientific lab-project with additional oral questions (15 % of overall grade) and c) major oral exam covering all topics of the full lecture (70%).

a) and b): By attending the experimental part of the module, the students prove that they are able to apply the gained theoretical knowledge in a hands-on lab and to document and present their achieved measurement results both orally and in a scientific report. The students have to hand in a condense lab report with scientific discussion and high quality measurement graphs. They demonstrate with the reports that they have gained deeper knowledge in the specific topic of the hands-on lab and gained deeper understanding of the measurement equipment, and the devices under test. The show that they can use analytical tools, methods and programs to verify the findings. Students know how to document this knowledge in reports by using literature and with more time at their disposal.

c) Oral exam (20 minutes) in the examination period after the lecture time. In the oral exam, students demonstrate by answering questions under time pressure and without helping material (closed book exam) the theoretical knowledge and applied methods of Nanosystems, the devices Nanosystems consist of and related Nanometrology techniques. Students show, that by sketches and block-diagrams of instruments, measurement and fabrication setups, basic concepts of Nanotechnology and Nanosystems can be visualized and explained in a condensed way.

Exam Repetition

There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.

Current exam dates

Currently TUMonline lists the following exam dates. In addition to the general information above please refer to the current information given during the course.

Title
TimeLocationInfoRegistration
Nanosystems
Wed, 2023-02-15, 11:30 till 12:30 2770
Import till 2023-01-15 (cancelation of registration till 2023-02-08)
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