Credits: 5

Schedule: 09.09.2019 - 02.12.2019

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

I - II Autumn (2018-2019, 2019-2020)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course, the student will have a good overview of research topics within the field of nanophysics and their relevance for current-day and future technologies. The student will also know about nanofabrication techniques (top-down/bottom-up) and methods for nanomaterials and device characterization.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Each lecture in this course discusses a different nanophysics topic from an experimental and technology perspective. Topics include introductions to lithography techniques, nanostructure self-organization, characterization methods (diffraction, microscopy, spectroscopy), the physics of carbon nanotructures and other low-dimensional materials, the effect of dimensionality and size on electronic and magnetic phenomena, and spintronics. Recent articles on the subjects will be provided and actively discussed in class. During one of the lectures, we will visit a nanotechnology company in Finland. At the end of the course, each student will give a short presentation and write an essay on a nanophysics topic of his/her choice.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Topical essay and short presentation.

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

36 + 24 (3 + 2)

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Tfy-3.4343 Nanophysics

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=PHYS-E0424

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

0-5

Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Registration via WebOodi.

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