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OSTC / Physics & Astronomy Offers Spring 2013 hands-on course on Nanotechnology

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Prof. Aju Jugessur, OSTC Microfabrication Facility Director, and The University of Iowa Physics & Astronomy Dept. will offer a new course in The University of Iowa's Spring semester of 2013. 029:135 (PHYS: 3750) Fundamentals of Micro and Nanofabrication Chemistry is An introduction to the fundamentals of micro- and nano-fabrication processes. The physical principles of photo and electron beam lithography, alternative nano-lithography techniques, thin film deposition, molecular beam epitaxy, atomic layer deposition, self-assembly. Metrology methods. Physical and chemical processes of wet and plasma etching. Cleanroom science, operations and safety protocols. Sequential micro- and nano-fabrication processes involved in the manufacture of semiconductor, photonic and nano-scale devices. Imaging and characterization of micro- and nano-structures. Scientific and technological applications of emerging micro- and nano-devices and systems.