The Division of Solid State Physics offers a variety of elective courses that are part of the programs in Engineering Physics, Engineering Nanoscience, Electrical Engineering and the Master Programs in Photonics and Nanoscience. For more information on these programs see the program curricula.
The courses can also be taken by students that are not enrolled in any of the programs given at the Faculty of Engineering, provided the prerequisits are met
The 'Course information, LTH' links provide information on the course syllabus in Swedish (KS) and English (KE), prior course evaluations (U), and course website (W) from the Faculty of Engineering websites. The 'Course homepage' links on the other hand provide a direct link to the individual course websites.
This course aims to extend the material covered in the basic courses in Solid State Physics, Electronic Materials and Device Physics and provide a broader and deeper understanding of the physics of today's semiconductor devices. This includes discussions on the materials properties and physical principles underlying fundamental devices such as diodes, bipolar transistors and MOSFETs.
Processing and Device Technology
Course id: FFFF10/FYSD13; Credits: 7.5; Course coordinator: Claes Thelander
The course provides insight into the fundamentals of fabrication and characterization of semiconductor devices on the nanometer scale. Focus is placed on modern materials and processing techniques with nanotechnology as a main theme. Most of the processes that are discussed are general and applied in traditional silicon-based integrated-circuit technology as well as in advanced III-V technology and the fabrication of micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems.
Materials Analysis at the Nanosale
The Physics of Low-Dimensional Structures
The course provides an overview of theory, experiments and applications of so-called low-dimensional structures. Low-dimensional structures are artificial materials that are engineered on the nanoscale so that electrons are confined to move in only two, one or zero dimensions. The quantum effects that arise because of this confinement drastically influence the transport and optical properties of such structures, which can be harnessed to realize quantum devices.
Crystal Growth and Semiconductor Epitaxy
The aim of the course is to provide deep insight into the fundamental aspects of crystal growth and in particular epitaxial growth of semiconductor structures. A large emphasis will be placed on discussing thermodynamic concepts, such as the chemical potential, supersaturation and nucleation, that lead to crystal growth. For epitaxial growth specific topics will include surface reconstructions, lattice mismatch, dislocations, as well as characterization methods, both in- and ex-situ. The different concepts in the course will be frequently illustrated with examples from state-of-the-art research. As a prerequisite to the course, the course Processing and Device Technology is recommended.
Nanomaterials - Thermodynamics and Kinetics
Course id: FFFN05/FYST40; Credits: 7.5; Coordinator: Jonas Johansson
The course gives an overview of thermodynamic phenomena in materials science that are needed to understand the possibilities and limitations in the synthesis of nanomaterials. The relevant kinetic processes are also discussed.
Course id: FFFN20/FYST23; Credits: 15; Coordinator: Jonas Tegenfeldt
Fundamental processes in biology on the nanometer and micrometer scales. How these can be used in applications like for instance new analysis methods. Micro- and nanofluidics. Molecular motors. Measurements on individual molecules.
Advanced Processing of Nanostructures
Course id: FFFN01/FYST31; Credits: 7.5; Coordinator: Ivan Maximov
The course will provide a deep understanding of processes related to the fabrication and characterization of nanostructures that can be used in nanoelectronics, nanophotonics and life sciences. The focus will be placed on modern materials processing techniques that are used in nanotechnology today. Examples are electron beam lithography, scanning electron microscop and etching. Practical laboratory work (in the form of a project work) in our modern clean rooms (Lund Nano Lab) aims to give practical knowledge and experience of some important technological methods used in semiconductor technology. Because a clean room environment is crucial for nanofabrication, special attention will be paid to cleanroom design, safety and practical work. The course Processing and Device Technology is a prerequisite for attending this course. Because of the practical elements of the course, the number of students is limited.
Optoelectronics and Optical Communication
The course provides a platform both for the selection of suitable devices for various optoelectronic applications and for the development of next generation devices. To achieve this, the course will emphasize the underlying physics as well as how performance is affected by device design and materials properties.