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 2021/2||WS 2020/1||SS 2019||WS 2018/9||WS 2017/8||SS 2017||WS 2015/6||WS 2013/4|
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 workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||60 h||5 CP|
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
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.
The student should have (but it is not mandatory) taken classes in
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Courses and Schedule
|VO||4||Nanosystems||Becherer, M. Kiechle, M.||
Fri, 09:45–11:15, 0360
and singular or moved dates
Learning and Teaching Methods
- Presentation slides
- Lecture script
- Black board
- Hands-on lab
- 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.
Description of exams and course work
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.
There is a possibility to take the exam in the following semester.