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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 nano-electronics. Micro- and nano-fluidics and their applications.
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, 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”New 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 SpectroscopyMicro- and Nanofluidics What is Microfluidics? Origins, Markets, Challenges, Platforms Fluid Properties - Fluids, Dispersion, Concentration, Solubility Osmosis, Diffusion, Viscosity, Surface Tension Fluid Dynamics - The momentum equation, Interpretation of the Navier Stokes equation, Characteristics of flow in microfluidics (Re-number), Examples of laminar flow Fabrication Technology - Silicon, Glass, Paper, Polymers, Soft- lithography Applications - Commercial PDMS Devices, C. elegans Force Sensing, Dissolved Oxygen Control Nanofluidics - What is Nanofluidics? Double Layers, Debye Length, Nanofluidic Devices, Example: Nanopores
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, future trends in bio-nanotechnology and micro-fluidics and an introduction to emerging nanoscale devices and quantum mechanics.Outcomes include:1. Give students an understanding of the main processing technologies for electronic devices2. Understand the range and types of semiconductor materials used in electronic devices and their applications3. Be familiar with the new and future devices based on recent findings and research in this field4. Design, fabricate and analyse typical silicon based solar cells5. Understand the principle behind quantum mechanics and devices6. Be introduced to the principles of nanotechnology and nanoscience7. Be familiar with principles of microfluidics and its applications in biomedical devices.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
ENCE362 or ENEL373 or ENEL372
Folch i Folch, Albert;
Introduction to bioMEMS
CRC Press, 2013.
Geschke, Oliver. , Klank, Henning., Telleman, Pieter;
Microsystem engineering of lab-on-a-chip devices
2nd rev. and enl. ed;
Sze, S. M. , Lee, M. K;
Semiconductor devices, physics and technology
Domestic fee $1,114.00
International fee $5,500.00
* 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