Andrei Sazonov

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ECE 493_1 "Nanoelectronics" (to be offered in Winter 2007)

Course Outline:

1.

Introduction. Electronics, microelectronics, and nanoelectronics. Why nanoelectronics? Nanoelectronics and nanotechnology.

 

1 hr

2.

Nanofabrication for nanoelectronics. Deposition and growth. Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE). Nanolithography. Nanoimprinting. Nanopatterning.

 

5 hrs

3.

Characterization techniques at the nanoscale. Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM). The use of SPM for atomic and molecular manipulation.

 

4 hrs

4.

Silicon Technology for Nanoelectronics. MOSFET down-scaling. Split-Gate Transistor. Quantum Dots and their arrays. Si Nanowires. Coulomb Blockade and Single Electron Transistor. Logic and Memory Applications. Resonant Tunneling Devices. Digital Circuits Applications.

 

6 hrs

5.

Molecular Electronics. Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) and fullerenes. Conducting and Semiconducting CNTs. CNT Nanowires. Applications for Nanoelectronics: Interconnects and Contacts. CNT FETs.

 

4 hrs

6.

Organic Electronics. Small molecule devices. OLEDs and FETs. Polymer Electronics. Nanoprinting and roll-to-roll technology. Self-assembling circuits. Applications: RF ID tags, optical memory.

 

4 hrs

7.

Bioelectronics. Applications: neural networks, DNA computer. Neuro-electronic interfacing, biomaterials and silicon, DNA microarrays.

 

3 hrs

8.

Nanosensor arrays and imaging systems. Electronic nose. 3D displays.

 

3 hrs

9.

Superconductors for Nanoelectronics: Josephson Devices, SQUIDs, flux quantum devices. Applications: memory devices, circuits.

 

3 hrs

10.

Mass storage devices. Hard drives, magneto-optical disks, AFM based mass storage.

3 hrs