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Introduction to the Modern Nanotechnology

The aim of the course is a basic acquaintance with the concepts and approaches used in the field of nanomaterials design, fabrication and analysis. The course examines the physical basis of modern nanotechnology from the standpoint of semiconductor physics and quantum mechanics. The range of issues covered includes nanosystems classification by dimension, consideration of "bottom-up" and "from top down" approaches, examples of nanomaterials and nanosystems properties changes, the basis of practical device fabrication technologies for electronics, microwave photonics and photovoltaics, as well as the most important techniques for nanomaterial and device characterization.

Introduction to the Modern Nanotechnology

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Estimated 8 weeks
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About this course

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The basics of physics and technology of nanomaterials and nanosystems are overviewed in the course. The terminology and notions are introduced. The changes in the main properties of semiconductors and metals due to decrease of their size are discussed towards the electronic and optoelectronic applications and modern compound semiconductor materials. Starting from the objects description and mail physical properties peculiarities we move to basics of material and device nanofabrication, ending with nanosystem characterization techniques. Fabrication nanotechnology of the microwave compound semiconductor heterostructure devices for electronics and photonics are outlined.

At a glance

  • Institution: MEPhIx
  • Subject: Physics
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:
    None
  • Language: English

What you'll learn

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  • Concepts and approaches used in the field of nanomaterials design, fabrication and analysis
  • The physical basis of modern nanotechnology from the standpoint of semiconductor physics and quantum mechanics
  • Nanosystems classification by dimension, consideration of "bottom-up" and "from top down" approaches
  • The basis of practical device fabrication technologies for electronics, microwave photonics and photovoltaics

Week 1. The size and dimensionality of nanosystems

  • What is nano and why it is so helpful?
  • The size and dimensionality of nanosystems

Week 2. Nanosystems and their basic properties

  • 2D Quantum heterostructure design and applications
  • Low-dimensional nanosystems and their properties

Week 3. Self-organization and self-assembly technology

  • Self-organization and self-assembly technology

Week 4. Directional nanostructuring techniques

  • Directional nanostructuring techniques

Week 5. Nanofabrication of compound semiconductor devices

  • Nanofabrication of compound semiconductor devices

Week 6. Nanotechnology in microwave electronics and photonics devices

  • Nanotechnology in microwave electronics and photonics devices

Week 7. Methods of nanostructure material characterization

  • Methods of nanostructure material characterization

Week 8. Electrical and optical characterization techniques for nanosystems

  • Electrical and optical characterization techniques for nanosystems

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