ENEL491-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Nano Engineered Devices

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022

Description

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 metallisation

Introduction to nano science and engineering
     Top down and bottom up technologies
     Emerging Applications of nanoscale devices

Solar Cell  Design and Fabrication
     Design consideration and structures of solar cells
     Fabrication process for solar cells
     Applications of PV systems

Quantum 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 Spectroscopy

Micro- 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

Learning Outcomes

This course aims to equip students with advanced knowledge of electronic materials and devices, as well as a fundamental understanding of 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.

Outcomes include:
1. Give an understanding of the main processing technologies used in the fabrication of electronic devices.
2. Understand the range and types of semiconductor materials used in electronic devices and their applications.
3. Be familiar with the new and future devices based on recent findings and research in this field
4. Design, fabricate and test silicon-based solar cells
5. Understand  the principle behind quantum mechanics and devices
6. Be introduced to the principles of nanotechnology and nanoscience
7. Be familiar with principles of microfluidics and its applications in biomedical devices.

University Graduate Attributes

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.

Prerequisites

ENCE362 or ENEL373 or ENEL372

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 F3 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 031 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
21 Feb - 10 Apr
2 May - 5 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Elec 102 Nano Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
02 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 Elec 102 Nano Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
03 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Elec 102 Nano Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
04 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Elec 102 Nano Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
05 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Elec 102 Nano Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
06 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Elec 102 Nano Lab
28 Feb - 6 Mar
14 Mar - 20 Mar
28 Mar - 3 Apr
07 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Elec 102 Nano Lab
7 Mar - 13 Mar
21 Mar - 27 Mar
4 Apr - 10 Apr
08 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 Elec 102 Nano Lab
7 Mar - 13 Mar
21 Mar - 27 Mar
4 Apr - 10 Apr
09 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Elec 102 Nano Lab
7 Mar - 13 Mar
21 Mar - 27 Mar
4 Apr - 10 Apr
10 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Elec 102 Nano Lab
7 Mar - 13 Mar
21 Mar - 27 Mar
4 Apr - 10 Apr
11 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Elec 102 Nano Lab
7 Mar - 13 Mar
21 Mar - 27 Mar
4 Apr - 10 Apr
12 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Elec 102 Nano Lab
7 Mar - 13 Mar
21 Mar - 27 Mar
4 Apr - 10 Apr

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00 Online Delivery
28 Mar - 3 Apr

Course Coordinator

Martin Allen

Lecturer

Volker Nock

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Test 25%
Lab Report 25%
Scientific Paper Presentation 25%
Scientific Paper Referee Report 25%

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

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; Wiley-VCH, 2008.

Sze, S. M. , Lee, M. K; Semiconductor devices, physics and technology ; 3rd ed; Wiley, 2012.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,133.00

International fee $5,625.00

* 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.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 70

For further information see Electrical and Computer Engineering .

All ENEL491 Occurrences

  • ENEL491-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022