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May 2, 2014


Friday, May 2, 2014

OSTC Annual Symposium & Poster Registration
Iowa Advanced Technology Center

February 11, 2014

University of Iowa - Microfabrication Facility
Nanotechnology Training

Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is a “Nano” technology, allowing thin films of a few nanometers to be deposited in a precisely controlled way.

Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) is a thin film deposition technique that is based on the sequential, self-limiting surface reaction based on the temporal separation of two or more reactants.

Key Applications: high-k gate oxides, capacitors, solar cells, organic semiconductors, microfluidic, MEMS, Bio MEMS, memristors

Date and venue: Feb. 11, 9:30 am, IATL 104

Training details:

Lecture: 9:30 – 10:45 am

January 30, 2014

UIMF highlighted in IowaNow article-

"UI facility studies small structures, supports big projects"

Microfabrication facility offers course on electronic devices

January 21, 2014

New Course: The Art of Molecular Beam Epitaxy (029:225)

Course description:  This course will review the science and technology of molecular beam epitaxy growth with an experimental emphasis.  We will cover such topics as the theory of X-ray diffraction measurements, including symmetric and asymmetric scans, reciprocal space mapping,  calculation of strain and relaxation of a crystal from X-ray measurement, and simulation of X-ray scans; determination of an epilayer critical thickness; measurement techniques and analysis of different types of surface, bulk, and interface defects; determination of true V/III ratios and stoichiometric growth conditions in binary, ternary, and quaternary semiconductors; numerical calculation of bandgaps,...

January 21, 2014

UIMF Equipment Spec Sheets are now available on website.

Information may be found at:  http://ostc.uiowa.edu/uimf/equipment