Short Title:Nanoscale Devices
Full Title:Nanoscale Devices
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:SEMT H4006
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Electronics and automation
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Author:JAMES WRIGHT
Module Description:This subject aims to provide the student with a knowledge of the challenges to be overcome during the design and fabrication of nanoscale devices.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Understand the challenges associated with scaling of the MOSFET device
LO2 Understand the behaviour of Metal-Semiconductor junctions
LO3 Understand the theory and application of Nanostructured materials and their role in the construction of nano-electronic devices
LO4 Apply Micro and Nanotechnology to fabricate and characterise thin film sensor-devices for various applications.
LO5 Explain advanced microscopy techniques for nanoscale devices
LO6 Analyse experimental data and write short laboratory reports.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Laboratory Fabrication and characterisation of a thin film SnO2 hydrogen gas sensor with an integrated nickel thin film microheater and resistive temperature detector. 3,4,5,6 20.00 Week 6
Laboratory Fabrication of a bio sensor using thin film interdigitated array electrodes (IDA) 3,4,6 20.00 Week 10
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1 60.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classwork 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Time Outside of Class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Classwork 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Laboratories Practical Work 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning Outside of Class 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 8.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Ben G. Streetman and Sanjay Kumar Banerjee 2006, Solid state electronic devices, 6 Ed., Pearson/Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, N.J. [ISBN: 9780131497269]
  • edited by Mikhail Baklanov, Martin Green, and Karen Maex 2007, Dielectric films for advanced microelectronics, 1 Ed., Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9780470013601]
Recommended Book Resources
  • Vladimir V. Mitin, Viatcheslav A. Kochelap, Michael A. Stroscio, 2012, Introduction to Nanoelectronics, Cambridge University Press Cambridge CB2 8RU, UK [ISBN: 9781107403765]
  • Charles P. Poole, Jr.,Frank J. Owens 2003, Introduction to Nanotechnology, John Wiley & Sons [ISBN: 9780471079354]
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • John Robertson 2007, Growth of Nanotubes for Electronics, Materials Today, Vol.10 Number 1-2, 36-43
  • C. N. R. Rao and Rakesh Voggu 2010, Charge-transfer with Graphene and Nanotubes, Materials Today, Vol.13 Number 9, 34-40
This module does not have any other resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_EAELE_B Bachelor Degree in Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering 8 Elective
TA_EELEC_B Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Electronic Engineering -- Add On Year 2 Elective