Solid State Physics

Lund University

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FFFN01 - Advanced Processing of Nanostructures


2017-10-03, Lab 3, EBL is available

2017-09-25, Lecture 4 and Lab 2 are ready for download

2017-09-12, Lecture 3, Nanoimprint, is available

2017-09-10 Lecture 2, Electron beam lithography, is uploaded

2017-09-06 Lecture 0 (Introduction) and Lecture 1 (FIB) are available. Lab 1 uploaded.

2017-08-21 The home page is updated with the course schedule

General information

Course code: FFFN01 (Faculty of Engineering) and  FYST31 (Natural Science Faculty)

Course responsible: Ivan Maximov, Lund Nano Lab, Division of Solid State Physics, Lund University, Box 118, S-221 00, Lund, Sweden

The aim of the course is to give a basic knowledge of a modern research-grade cleanroom, different methods of semiconductor nanofabrication and some practical experience how to make and characterise nanostructures. The participants of the course will use our modern cleanroom facility (Lund Nano Lab) for processing of nanostructures and take part in the course projects, which are closely connected to our research.  The course yields 7.5 ECTS credits  and is given 2 times a year. Please note that the number of students is limited to 12.

The course consists of the following parts:

  1. Lectures (given in the beginning of the course, during the first 2 - 3 weeks)
  2. Laboratory work in small subgroups, 3 persons per group
  3. Written examination
  4. Project work, usually related to research activity at the Division of Solid State Physics, Lund University
  5. Presentation of the project work at a "mini-conference" and the final project report

Course literature

Apart from the lectures notes and the selected review articles (see the Lectures section), the following books are recommended:

  1. Zheng Cui, Nanofabrication: principles, capabilities and limits, 2008.
  2. W. Whyte, Cleanroom Technology, J. Wiley & sons, 2001
  3. S. Z. Sze, Semiconductor Devices. Physics and Technology, J. Wiley & sons 

Schedule for fall 2017 (HT17)

Important dates:

  1. Start of the course, introduction meeting, planning: September 4, 2017
  2. Lectures, study of the course material: September 6 - October 24, 2017
  3. Labs: September 12 - October 13, 2017
  4. Selection of projects, formation of the project groups: after September 20, 2017
  5. Examination: October 24, 2017 (to be announced). The lab reports must be approved before the exam.
  6. Work on the course projects: October 2017 - January 2018
  7. Presentation of the projects: January 2018 (exact date to be decided)
  8. End of the course: January 2018 (about one week after the project presentation)