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
Module version of SS 2017
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.
EI7355 is a semester module
in English language
at Master’s level
which is offered in winter semester.
This Module is included in the following catalogues within the study programs in physics.
- Catalogue of non-physics elective courses
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
Semiconducting nanodevices. Nanofrabrication. Spray coating techniques. Film functionalization. CMOS-based nanosystems. Hybrid systems. Autonomous systems. Sensors (gas, temperature, gas, bio). Energy harvesting. Through the Projektpraktikum, the students will work on a special nano-project. Design, fabrication and characterization of autonomous sensors network based on carbon nanotubes and graphene films.
After successful completion of the module, students have acquired basic understanding of nanotechnology systems as well as practical knowledge for instance about characterizations of nanoparticles that are used as active and/or electrode materials in sensors and other devices. They are able to measure the performance of different types of nanoelectronic devices and systems. At the end of the module the students are able to analyze and evaluate nanotechnology systems. They are able to present the results of their experiments in form of a scientific presentation and are able to organize and present their work.
Basic Physical concepts, materials, electronic devices, fundamentals of Nanoelectronics.
The student should have taken classes in
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). Half of the module will be carried out in the laboratories. Small groups will work in a coordinated fashion towards the design, realization and characterization of different carbon-based devices.
The following types of media will used:
- Presentation slides
- Lecture script
- Black board
- K. Goser and P. Lugli, "Nanoelectronics and nanosystems" Springer Verlag - Additional reading material, class notes and useful web sources will be provided to the students by a sharepoint system
Description of exams and course work
The examination consists of three parts: The first part, covering the 2 hours lectures/week will be examined by a written test by the middle of the semester. The test will consist of several questions where the students have to prove knowledge related competencies. This part will count for 50% of the final grade. In the second part each student will participate in one simulation activity (in groups of 2 people) or in a literature review (alone), that will start at the beginning of the semester and will have to be finished by the middle of the semester. An oral presentation will conclude this part, which will count for 20% of the final grade. By the simulation and literature review part the student will learn to analyze and critically evaluate systems related to energy applications in the field of nanotechnology. In the third part each student will participate in one experimental activity (in groups of 4 people) that will start at the middle of the semester and will have to be finished by the end of lecturing period. A group oral presentation will conclude this part, which will count for 30% of the final grade. By attending the experimental part of the module, the students will learn to apply and to create own systems and present their gained results in a scientific form.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.