Nanoscale Materials Technology Courses
NMT 150 (3-0-3)
Introduction to Materials Science
This course is a general introduction to the study of materials: metals, ceramics, polymers, and electronic materials. This course investigates the relationship between bonding, structure (crystals and microstructure) and properties of these materials. The course examines elementary principles of thermodynamics as they apply to materials, mechanical properties of materials, and the electronic, optical and magnetic properties of materials.
NMT 152 (3-0-3)
Introduction to Nanoscale Materials
This course introduces students to the field of nanoscale materials. Nanoscale materials
have chemical and physical properties that are significantly different from those
of bulk materials. This course examines the underlying principles of the resulting
size-dependent properties and the processing and fabrication of these materials at
the molecular level. This course will cover the synthesis and assembly of nanoscale
materials based on top-down and bottom-up approaches. The applications of nanodevices
made from nanoscale materials will also be discussed.
PR: NMT 150
PR/CR: MAT 118, MAT 154 or higher
NMT 225 (3-3-4)
Introduction to Vacuum Science and Technology
This hands-on laboratory course will provide an introduction to vacuum equipment and
instrumentation and will consist of three major parts: 1) the basics of various pumps,
including rotary pumps, dry pumps, turbo-molecular pumps, and cryogenic pumps; 2)
the physical and chemical principles under- lying the design and use of high vacuums;
and 3) vacuum measurements, leak detection, calibration and standards, and safety
issues related to vacuum equipment.
PR: NMT 152
NMT 252 (0-4-2)
Integrated Nanotechnology Laboratory
This laboratory course is designed as the second of a two-semester sequence in the
field of Nanoscale Materials. It focuses on advanced laboratory training to demonstrate
the principles of Nanoscale materials technology. This laboratory will promote hands-on
synthesis of Nanoscale materials as well as use of characterization techniques, including
microscopy and spectroscopy. Topics will include self-assembly, lithography, quantum
dots, fullerenes, and functional nanomaterials.
PR: NMT 152 and CHM 121. CHM 121 can be taken concurrently.
NMT 254 (3-0-3)
Introduction to Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
This course introduces students to the integrated circuit (IC) chip manufacturing
processes in semiconductor fabrication. It focuses on the newest IC fabrication technologies
and describes the older technologies to provide a better understanding of the historical
development. The processes studied in this course are similar to those in real fabrications,
especially in process troubleshooting and hardware relations.
PR: NMT 152
NMT 280 (3-3-4)
Introduction to Thin Film Deposition and Quality Control
This hand-on laboratory course will introduce thin film deposition processes, measurements,
and controls in a high- tech manufacturing environment. Advanced applications such
as superconductor and semiconductor processes will be used to illustrate fundamentals
of thin film deposition processes. Physical vapor deposition and chemical vapor deposition
will be compared and contrasted. Key measurements in thin film deposition processes
and properties, both during and after deposition, will be illustrated. Process and
quality controls in manufacturing will be discussed.
PR: NMT 152
CR: NMT 225