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Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology: SYLLABUS

Program Dates: July 13 - August 21, 2015

Lectures: 9 am-noon every Tuesday and Thursday in Pacific Hall room 4502

Laboratory work: Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm. Students work on assigned laboratory exercises and their Discovery Projects.

July 1-13

Registration, orientation, safety tour for newcomers. Reading: M.J. Sailor, "The Advantage of Being Small: Nanotechnology." In Letters to a Young Chemist, A. Ghosh, Ed. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, 2011.
Videos: YouTube "Nanotechnology in Medicine and the Environment"

Week 1

Introduction to porous silicon. Semiconductor fundamentals.

Experiment 1.1
Week 2

Etching and electrochemistry of silicon. Introductory etching experiments. Micro, meso, and macroporous silicon. Porosity, FTIR measurements.

Experiment 2.1, 2.2, Quiz 1
Week 3

Quantum dots. Photoluminescence. Passive optical nanostructures. Optical characterization.

Experiment 2.4
Week 4

Fabry Perot layers, preparation of spatially modulated layers, photonic crystals.

Experiment 3.2
Week 5

Freestanding porous silicon films, microparticles, nanoparticles. Composites. Chemistry of porous Si. Drug delivery, sensors, in vivo systems.

Experiment 4.2, 4.3, Quiz 2
Week 6

Final projects presentation

final exam
Project funding supplied in part by the National Science Foundation (DMR-1210417). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.