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Academic Year 2017/18
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Materials and characterizations for Micro and Nanotechnologies
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Nanotechnologies For Icts - Torino/Grenoble/Losanna
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Years teaching
Giorgis Fabrizio ORARIO RICEVIMENTO O2 FIS/03 84 0 16 2
SSD CFU Activities Area context
FIS/03
FIS/03
2
8
F - Altre (art. 10, comma 1, lettera f)
C - Affini o integrative
Altre conoscenze utili per l'inserimento nel mondo del lavoro
Attività formative affini o integrative
Subject fundamentals
The course is taught in English.
Aim of the course (1st semester, 1st year Master’s Degree in Nanotechnologies for ICTs) is to provide the theoretical and the experimental tools concerning materials and characterization techniques involved in micro and nanotechnological processes.
The role of this course is central for the development of the professional profile of a nanotechnology engineer, as it develops several skills required for learning the other courses in Master's Degree.
The course is divided into two parts: in the first, the fundamental aspects of the physical and chemical properties of functional materials involved in micro and nanotechnological processes. In the second part, the student learns basic notions about the main characterization techniques dealing with materials (homogeneous and nanostructured) and synthesis processes.
Expected learning outcomes
The knowledge transmitted by the course to students involves:

- Physical and chemical properties of functional materials involved in micro and nanotechnologies.
- Characterization methods devoted to materials, micro/nanostructures and technological processes
Prerequisites / Assumed knowledge
- Basic physics (mechanics, thermodynamics, electromagnetism, wave optics, elements of condensed matter physics)
- Quantum mechanics.
- Elements of statistical mechanics and quantum statistics for fermions and bosons.
- Elements of electronics and electrotechnics.
Contents
Materials (3 credits)
- Fundamentals of materials bonding and structure; materials properties inferred from chemical bonding; crystal defects.
- Metals and Ceramics: Thermo-/Ferro-/Pyro-electrical properties, Piezoelectricity, Piezoresistivity
- Materials for harsh environments
- Shape memory materials
- Nanostructured materials
- Polymers

Characterizations (5,5 credits)
- Introduction to Materials Characterization: Composition, Structure and Morphology through fundamental interactions (photons-matter, electrons-matter, ions/particles-matter)
- Optical microscopy (conventional [wide field], confocal/laser scanning)
- Electron microscopies (SEM and TEM with Electron Probe Microanalysis) and e-beam lithography
- Ionic microscopy (Focus Ion Beam) and related lithography
- Optical Spectroscopy: Photodetectors/Optical Spectrometers, Reflectance/Transmittance spectroscopy, Photoluminescence spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy
- Auger spectroscopy
- X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
- Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry
- Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry and Electron Recoil Detection Analysis
- X-ray and electron diffraction
- Surface Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure

Experimental Labs (1,5 credits)
- Experimental demonstrations of synthesis and materials characterizations theoretically discussed during the lessons (organized for 4 student teams)
Delivery modes
The course concerns theoretical lectures with the discussion of several application case studies and experimental demonstrations performed in research laboratories.
Texts, readings, handouts and other learning resources
Selected chapters from the following texts:
- Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction, by William D. Callister, Ed. Wiley
- Foundations of Materials Science and Engineering, by William F. Smith and Javad Hashem, Ed. McGraw-Hill
- Solid State Chemistry and its Applications, by Anthony R. West, Ed. Wiley
- Structural and chemical analysis of materials, by J. P. Eberhart, Ed. Wiley
- Surfaces and interfaces of solid materials, by H. Luth, Ed. Springer
- A guide to scanning microscope observation, by JEOL Inc.
- Optical processes in semiconductors, by J. I. Pankove, Ed. Dover Publ. Inc.
- Optical diagnostics for thin film processing, by I. P. Herman, Ed. Academic Press
- Fundamentals of photonics, by B.E.A. Saleh and M. C. Teich, Ed. Wiley

Learning material provided by teachers
Assessment and grading criteria
The exam concerns a written test dealing with open questions on the developed theory and the experiments performed within the laboratory demonstrations, with a scheduled time of 2 hours. Laptop, smarphones, book, pocket calculator, slides, notes are not allowed.
Notes

The course is usually held by three teachers, responsible for the theoretical section on materials and characterizations, as well as for the laboratory demonstrations. The teachers strictly cooperate in establishing the time schedule in order to provide a coherent teaching programme.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2017/18
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