Solid State Physics

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FFFN01 - Advanced Processing of Nanostructures


2018-01-11: The first introduction meeting will be on Monday, Jan 15-th, 10.15 in H221 at the Physics Department.

2018-01-19: Lab groups formed. Lectures 0 and 1 and the description of Lab 1 are available for download.

2018-01-22: Lecture 2, FIB technology added

2018-01-28, Lecture 3 on NIL is added

2018-01-29, Lecture 4 on self-assembly added

2018-02-01, Lab 2 manual is available

2018-02-28, Lab 3 EBL description can be downloaded

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 spring 2018 (VT18)

Important dates:

  1. Start of the course, introduction meeting, planning: January 15-th, 2018
  2. Lectures, study of the course material: January - February 2018
  3. Labs: January - February 2018
  4. Selection of projects, formation of the project groups: February 1, 2018
  5. Examination: March 13 2018 (H421). The lab reports must be approved before the exam.
  6. Work on the course projects: February - May 2018
  7. Presentation of the projects: May - June 2018 (exact date to be decided)
  8. End of the course: June 2018 (about one week after the project presentation)