Advances in Bottom-Up Approaches in Nanotechnology
Module version of SS 2016
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|
|SS 2017||SS 2016|
PH2231 is a semester module in English or German language at Master’s level which is offered irregular.
If not stated otherwise for export to a non-physics program the student workload is given in the following table.
|Total workload||Contact hours||Credits (ECTS)|
|150 h||50 h||5 CP|
Responsible coordinator of the module PH2231 in the version of SS 2016 was Anna Cattani-Scholz.
Content, Learning Outcome and Preconditions
The lecture focus on the most significant advances in bottom-up approaches in nanotechnology tailored towards the fabrication of functional nano-devices and it is complementary to other lectures offered at the Walter Schottky Institut. Under the classification of bottom-up special attention is given to techniques—such as atomic layer deposition, sol–gel nanofabrication, molecular self-assembly, synthesis of nanocrystals and nanoparticles, and nanowire growth.
The lecture is organized in 5 compact modules (5 weeks, 2 lectures per week), each dealing with one specific nanofabrication technique or nanomaterial type. The course is devoted to achieve a fundamental understanding of the physical principles and potential applications of each method, with particular emphasis to the current need in semiconductor nanotechnology to developing novel fabrication techniques that can allow for atomic precision. To this end, current highlights in the literature on the application of such techniques towards the fabrication of novel and efficient functional nanostructured devices will be discussed.
After participation in the module the student will be able to: 1. understand the basics of the most commonly used bottom-up nanofabrication techniques; 2. evaluate the advantages and limitations of each method; 3. evaluate the importance of bottom-up approaches in creating nanoscaled structures/functional devices with the desired shapes and characteristics starting from molecular or atomic components; 4. understand recent technological breakthroughs in the field.
No special knowledge exceeding the admissibility conditions for the master studies required.
Courses, Learning and Teaching Methods and Literature
Learning and Teaching Methods
Lecture with group discussion, case studies from the literature.
Lecture Material (Power Point Presentations)
“Advances in top–down and bottom–up surface nanofabrication: Techniques, applications & future prospects”, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 170, 2-27, 2012.
“25th Anniversary Article: Semiconductor Nanowires – Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications”, Adv. Mater. 26, 2137–2184, 2014.
“25th Anniversary Article: Colloidal Quantum Dot Materials and Devices: A Quarter-Century of Advances”, Adv. Mater. 25, 4986–5010, 2013.
“Nanocrystals for Electronics”, Annu. Rev. Chem. Biomol. Eng. 3, 287–311, 2012.