Course Materials

for the Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology


The course follows the book "Porous Silicon in Practice" (Wiley, 2012). This book provides background on porous silicon nanostructures, their preparation, and their characterization. Each chapter contains descriptive experiments with step-by-step instructions to guide the trainee through the preparation of common porous silicon nanomaterial types.


A schedule of the lectures, training and program activities. Each instrument has its own calendar; for training or research access you must sign-up for a time block in the instrument calendar. Contact the lab manager for access

List of instruments

Lecture Notes and Other Documents

The lecture charts, experimental assignments, data files, standard operating procedures (SOPs) for each instrument, software programs for working up data, Endnote(TM) reference files, published papers, PhD theses, internal forms, etc. Contact the lab manager for access


Safety information relevant to working in the SSSiN. Contains information on specific hazards such as hydrofluoric acid, links to protocols, the group "Safety Tour" and other documentation.


The Summer School for Silicon Nanotechnology (SSSiN) is a Research Immersion in Materials Science & Engineering (RIMES) program of the UC San Diego Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, which is supported by the National Science Foundation Grant DMR-2011924. Additional support provided by the UC San Diego Institute for Materials Discovery & Design (IMDD), by the EU RISE program "Nano-OligoMed" (project GA n°778133), and by generous donations from private individuals. Any opinions, findings, 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, the University of California, or the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

RIMES Summer Schools are coordinated with the following UC San Diego MS and PhD programs:

Chemistry & Biochemistry | Nanoengineering | Bioengineering | Physics | Materials Science & Engineering