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Micro- and nano-electronic device design and fabrication technology. Physics of electronic materials. Advanced semiconductor devices. Solar cells design and fabrication. Future trends in nanoelectronics.
Topic covered include:Device Structures and Processing Diffusion and ion implantation Oxidation Photolithography and metallisationIntroduction to nano science and engineering Top down and bottom up technologies Emerging Applications of nanoscale devicesSolar Cell Design and Fabrication Design consideration and structures of solar cells Fabrication process for solar cells Applications of PV systemsQuantum mechanics and devices 2D structures such as quantum wells and 1D quantum dots for optical devices and HEMTs, GaN and AlGaN structures for blue LEDs and lasers. An introduction to graphene. A basic introduction to simple quantum mechanics concepts in electronic devices – leading to the idea of “More than Moore”Micro- and Nanofluidics Flow phenomena Microfluidic devices Lab-on-a-ChipNew Semiconductor Materials - Growth and Characterization Thin Film Semiconductor Growth (new materials) Semiconductor Nanostructure Growth Semiconductor Microscopy Techniques Electrical Characterisation Techniques Optical Characterisation Techniques X-ray based Spectroscopy
This course aims to equip students with advanced knowledge of electronic materials and devices, as well as a fundamental understanding of advanced semiconductor device design and processing techniques, including solar cell design and fabrication, integrated circuit design, lithography and pattern definition technologies, and introduction to emerging nanoscale devices.Outcomes include:Give students an understanding of the main processing technologies for electronic devices.Understand the range and types of semiconductor materials used in electronic devices and their applications.Be familiar with the new and future devices based on recent findings and research in this field.Understand, design and analyse typical silicon based solar cells.Understand the principle behind quantum mechanics and devicesUnderstand and analyse microfluidic devices and their applications in bio engineering.Be introduced to the principles of nanotechnology and nanoscience.Be familiar with emerging semiconductor material and devices used for optoelectronics applications (LEDs, UV detection, power diodes).
, Volker Nock
and Jan Evans-Freeman
Geschke, Oliver. , Klank, Henning., Telleman, Pieter;
Microsystem engineering of lab-on-a-chip devices;
2nd rev. and enl. ed;
May, Gary S. , Sze, S. M;
Fundamentals of semiconductor fabrication;
Wiley international ed;
Sze, S. M;
Semiconductor devices, physics and technology;
Domestic fee $841.00
International fee $4,638.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
Maximum enrolment is 60
For further information see
Electrical and Computer Engineering.