FKA 190, Modeling and Fabrication of Micro/Nanodevices
(Start: 25.I-2006, 9.00, Luftbryggan A810-MC2)
The course runs during quarter III and quarter IV and gives 5 c.u. It
is a compulsory course within the International Masters Programme Nanoscale Science and Technology.
The course is also open forother students within the F/E/K Chalmers
programmes. However,the numberof students from outside the Nanoscale
Science and Technology programmewho can attend the course depends on
the number of students within theNanoscale programme.
The students should
get practical experience in micro/nanocomponent manufacturing.
acquire skills in autonomous scientific research and projectplanning
acquire understanding of the phenomena and processing techniques invloved in their project and devices.
get hands-on experience of cleanroom work and processes in the MC2 cleanroom
acquire proper laboratory behavior (safety, chemical handling, computer use, use of labbook).
get experience from working in a research group.
get training in writing scientific reports.
be able to put the performed work and the results in a bigger context.
The students work in groups of 2 (3) students. Each group gets a
specific project and a supervisor from one of the research laboratories
at MC2. Based on the task of the project, the students make a plan for
the work which should be approved by the supervisor. The supervisor
will also give her/his input before the final work plan is decided. The
workcomprises literature studies of the field and relevant processes,
projectplanning, manufacturing, characterization, and writing of a
scientific report.The course ends with a seminar where the students
present their work.
It is required (compulsory) for each student to
keep and use a lab-book during the project work. There should be one
lab-book/student and this lab-book should be shown regularly to the
supervisor. At the end of the course,the lab-books should be handed in
together with the written report to thesupervisor. There should be one
written report per group.
Grades: not pass, 3, 4, 5
Supervisor gives points on work and report (4-8 points)
Oral presentation + lab-book might give 1-2 bonus points
0-3 points: not pass
4-5 points: 3
6-7 points: 4
8-10 points: 5
No bonus points are given if supervisor gives < 4 points.
The form for selection of
projects (1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice) should be handed to A.Yurgens
before Monday, 23 January 2006. Two-three students in each group.
In case the number of students will be
close to the limit of what we can handle (=number of available projects), the Nanoscale Science
and Technology students will have the first priority, thereafter students
from other programmes can be admitted to the course.