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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 2017/8

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

available module versions
SS 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 in winter 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. Nanofrabrication and Nanotechnology. Spray coating techniques. Film functionalization. CMOS-based nanosystems. Hybrid systems. Autonomous systems. Novel sensors. Energy harvesting.
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 Nanoelectronics and includes e.g. the design, fabrication and characterization of autonomous sensor networks based on carbon nanotube films.

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.

Preconditions

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

The student should have taken classes in
- Nanoelectronics
- Nanotechnology

Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature

Courses and Schedule

TypeSWSTitleLecturer(s)Dates
VO 4 Nanosystems Becherer, M. Kiechle, M. Fri, 09:45–11:15, 0360

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 a hands-on lab. Small groups will work in a coordinated fashion towards the design, realization and characterization of different carbon-based devices.

Media

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

Literature

Recommended literature:
- 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

Module Exam

Description of exams and course work

The examination consists of two parts:
Scientific report lab-project (30 % of overall grade). 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 in a scientific report. The students have to hand in a 4-page lab report in IEEE style. 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.

Written test (60 min) in the examination period after the lecture time (70% of overall grade). In the written exam, students demonstrate by answering questions under time pressure and without helping material the theoretical knowledge of Nanosystems, the devices Nanosystems consist of and related Nanometrology techniques.

Exam Repetition

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

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