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.
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.
Introduction to porous silicon. Semiconductor fundamentals.
Etching and electrochemistry of silicon. Introductory etching experiments. Micro, meso, and macroporous silicon. Porosity, FTIR measurements.
|Experiment 2.1, 2.2, Quiz 1|
Quantum dots. Photoluminescence. Passive optical nanostructures. Optical characterization.
Fabry Perot layers, preparation of spatially modulated layers, photonic crystals.
Freestanding porous silicon films, microparticles, nanoparticles. Composites. Chemistry of porous Si. Drug delivery, sensors, in vivo systems.
|Experiment 4.2, 4.3, Quiz 2|
Final projects presentation