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Microelectronics and Micro/Nanosystems Technologies

01UCWPE

A.A. 2019/20

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Nanotechnologies For Icts (Nanotecnologie Per Le Ict) - Torino/Grenoble/Losanna

Borrow

01UBCOQ

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 60
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Scaltrito Luciano Professore Ordinario ING-INF/01 30 0 0 0 2
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
FIS/03 6 C - Affini o integrative Attività formative affini o integrative
2019/20
Aim of the course (2nd semester, 1st year of the National LM in Nanotechnologies for ICT) is to provide the theoretical basics to be exploited in the study of materials and technologies for the fabrication of microelectronic devices, micro and nanostructures, microsystems and MEMS/NEMS (micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems), with particular emphasis on applications in the ICT area. This course plays a central role in the development of an Engineer expert in micro and nanotechnologies, because it extensively provides the basic elements for the fabrication of the above mentioned devices and it is preparatory for the understanding of subsequent courses of the Laurea Magistrale. In the course the fundamentals of technologies and materials for microelectronics and microsystems and some examples of the same are treated and discussed, thus making the course specifically addressed to those students interested in the fabrication and design aspects of micro and nano-scale devices and systems.
Aim of the course (2nd semester, 1st year of the National LM in Nanotechnologies for ICT) is to provide the theoretical basics to be exploited in the study of materials and technologies for the fabrication of microelectronic devices, micro and nanostructures, microsystems and MEMS/NEMS (micro/nano-electro-mechanical systems), with particular emphasis on applications in the ICT area. This course plays a central role in the development of an Engineer expert in micro and nanotechnologies, because it extensively provides the basic elements for the fabrication of the above mentioned devices and it is preparatory for the understanding of subsequent courses of the Laurea Magistrale. In the course the fundamentals of technologies and materials for microelectronics and microsystems and some examples of the same are treated and discussed, thus making the course specifically addressed to those students interested in the fabrication and design aspects of micro and nano-scale devices and systems.
Expected knowledge: • development of knowledge that extends and/or reinforces the ones received from preparatory courses and allow to develop and/or apply original ideas to the development of a technological process flow for the production of integrated circuits and microsystems; • ability to apply the knowledge gained in a research and/or industrial framework, understanding capability and skills in solving problems related to the implementation of microelectronic circuits and microsystems also applied to new technological principles or unfamiliar issues or entered into application contexts broader and more interdisciplinary than the engineering sector (medicine, environmental monitoring, food, ...); • ability to integrate technical knowledge and to manage the complexity of the manufacturing process flow, to evaluate the quality and robustness of a process flow, its implementation and feasibility, choosing the most efficient solutions from the available options; • ability to communicate in a clear and unambiguous way technical aspects relating to the manufacture of integrated circuits and microsystems, both in writing and oral form and to both specialists and non-specialists; • development of self-learning skills to allow the student to continue to learn autonomously new fabrication techniques for integrated circuits and micro and nano systems, not necessarily explained and described during the course. Expected skills • Knowledge of the physical-chemical behaviour of materials to be used in micro and nanotechnologies. • Knowledge of the basic technologies for microstructures fabrication. • Knowledge of materials and technologies for Microsystems and MEMS realization. • Ability to apply materials and technologies for the fabrication of microstructures and microsystems. • Knowledge of techniques and issues related to the fabrication and verification of nanosystems.
Expected knowledge: • development of knowledge that extends and/or reinforces the ones received from preparatory courses and allow to develop and/or apply original ideas to the development of a technological process flow for the production of integrated circuits and microsystems; • ability to apply the knowledge gained in a research and/or industrial framework, understanding capability and skills in solving problems related to the implementation of microelectronic circuits and microsystems also applied to new technological principles or unfamiliar issues or entered into application contexts broader and more interdisciplinary than the engineering sector (medicine, environmental monitoring, food, ...); • ability to integrate technical knowledge and to manage the complexity of the manufacturing process flow, to evaluate the quality and robustness of a process flow, its implementation and feasibility, choosing the most efficient solutions from the available options; • ability to communicate in a clear and unambiguous way technical aspects relating to the manufacture of integrated circuits and microsystems, both in writing and oral form and to both specialists and non-specialists; • development of self-learning skills to allow the student to continue to learn autonomously new fabrication techniques for integrated circuits and micro and nano systems, not necessarily explained and described during the course. Expected skills • Knowledge of the physical-chemical behaviour of materials to be used in micro and nanotechnologies. • Knowledge of the basic technologies for microstructures fabrication. • Knowledge of materials and technologies for Microsystems and MEMS realization. • Ability to apply materials and technologies for the fabrication of microstructures and microsystems. • Knowledge of techniques and issues related to the fabrication and verification of nanosystems.
• Elementary physics (mechanics, thermodynamics, wave optics, elements of structure of matter) • Elements of modern physics • Elements of electronics • Elements of electronic devices
• Elementary physics (mechanics, thermodynamics, wave optics, elements of structure of matter) • Elements of modern physics • Elements of electronics • Elements of electronic devices
Integrated Circuits technologies (wafer preparation, cleanroom technology, silicon oxidation, epitaxy, CVD, evaporation, sputtering, electroplating, diffusion, ion implantation) (2 ECTS) Lithographic techniques, wet etching, dry etching, back-end technologies, CMOS process flow (1,5 ECTS) Introduction to MEMS and NEMS, bulk micromachining, surface micromachining, LIGA, wafer bonding, MEMS packaging, MEMS complementary technologies (2 ECTS) Examples of Microsystems (micro pressure sensors, microaccelerometers, …) (0,5 ECTS)
Integrated Circuits technologies (wafer preparation, cleanroom technology, silicon oxidation, epitaxy, CVD, evaporation, sputtering, electroplating, diffusion, ion implantation) (2 ECTS) Lithographic techniques, wet etching, dry etching, back-end technologies, CMOS process flow (1,5 ECTS) Introduction to MEMS and NEMS, bulk micromachining, surface micromachining, LIGA, wafer bonding, MEMS packaging, MEMS complementary technologies (2 ECTS) Examples of Microsystems (micro pressure sensors, microaccelerometers, …) (0,5 ECTS)
The course consists of lectures delivered by slides and the use of the blackboard. The slides will be made available to students on the Internet Didactic Portal at the beginning of the course.
The course consists of lectures delivered by slides and the use of the blackboard. The slides will be made available to students on the Internet Didactic Portal at the beginning of the course.
The didactic material (slides for the lectures) will be distributed by teachers. Suggested but not mandatory books will be specified by the teacher. Among them: - “Microsystem Technology”, W. Menz, J. Mohr, O.Paul, Wiley-VCH ed.
The didactic material (slides for the lectures) will be distributed by teachers. Suggested but not mandatory books will be specified by the teacher. Among them: - “Microsystem Technology”, W. Menz, J. Mohr, O.Paul, Wiley-VCH ed.
Modalità di esame: Prova scritta (in aula); Prova orale obbligatoria;
Exam: Written test; Compulsory oral exam;
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Written test; Compulsory oral exam;
The exam involves a written and oral proof. The written exam includes both multiple-answer questions and open questions and short exercises. The total allotted time is 30 mins. No books or notes are allowed. The type of proposed questions aims to test the student ability to understand and revision the topics covered in class lectures, with particular reference to the ability to compare similar technologies, compare results or processing parameters of technological processes or performance of different materials. The oral exam lasts 15-20 minutes and it will cover all the subjects explained during the lectures. The main evaluation criteria of the exam consist in the correctness of the tests solutions, the completeness and synthesis of the responses to the open questions and the correctness of the employed technical language. The final mark will be calculated as the average between the written and oral proofs.
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
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