Electronic technologies have evolved to the extent that modern device features are now measured in nanometers and new device concepts, fabrication methods and characterisation techniques have emerged. Take your place to set the agenda for tomorrow’s electronics world.
Nano-electronics and Nanotechnology explore how to scale commercially-available logic and memory devices, such as MOSFETs, SRAM, FLASH, and hard disk drives into the future, in which these devices are only a few tens of nanometers long. This field also includes the development of new materials and effects that exploit the inherent quantum mechanical nature of devices at that scale.
You will not only learn about device operation, but you will also get a strong grounding in how to make and characterise these devices, learning about (and seeing in action) state-of-art equipment, such as:
electron beam lithography
scanning electron microscopy
focussed ion beam systems
scanning probe microscopy
thin film, nanowire, and nanotube growth by chemical and physical vapour deposition
University of Southampton
International Student Requirements:
All students must meet the University's English Language requirements. US Students who have been taught and assessed in English can be made exempt.