# Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2020

Micro- and Nanosystems Master | ||||||

Core Courses | ||||||

Elective Core Courses | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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151-0525-00L | Dynamic Behavior of Materials“Note: previous course title until HS19 "Wave Propagation in Solids". | W | 4 credits | 2V + 2U | D. Mohr, C. Roth, T. Tancogne-Dejean | |

Abstract | Lectures and computer labs concerned with the modeling of the deformation response and failure of engineering materials (metals, polymers and composites) subject to extreme loadings during manufacturing, crash, impact and blast events. | |||||

Objective | Students will learn to apply, understand and develop computational models of a large spectrum of engineering materials to predict their dynamic deformation response and failure in finite element simulations. Students will become familiar with important dynamic testing techniques to identify material model parameters from experiments. The ultimate goal is to provide the students with the knowledge and skills required to engineer modern multi-material solutions for high performance structures in automotive, aerospace and naval engineering. | |||||

Content | Topics include viscoelasticity, temperature and rate dependent plasticity, dynamic brittle and ductile fracture; impulse transfer, impact and wave propagation in solids; computational aspects of material model implementation into hydrocodes; simulation of dynamic failure of structures; | |||||

Lecture notes | Slides of the lectures, relevant journal papers and user manuals will be provided. | |||||

Literature | Various books will be recommended pertaining to the topics covered. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Course in continuum mechanics (mandatory), finite element method (recommended) | |||||

151-0532-00L | Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos I | W | 4 credits | 2V + 2U | G. Haller | |

Abstract | Basic facts about nonlinear systems; stability and near-equilibrium dynamics; bifurcations; dynamical systems on the plane; non-autonomous dynamical systems; chaotic dynamics. | |||||

Objective | This course is intended for Masters and Ph.D. students in engineering sciences, physics and applied mathematics who are interested in the behavior of nonlinear dynamical systems. It offers an introduction to the qualitative study of nonlinear physical phenomena modeled by differential equations or discrete maps. We discuss applications in classical mechanics, electrical engineering, fluid mechanics, and biology. A more advanced Part II of this class is offered every other year. | |||||

Content | (1) Basic facts about nonlinear systems: Existence, uniqueness, and dependence on initial data. (2) Near equilibrium dynamics: Linear and Lyapunov stability (3) Bifurcations of equilibria: Center manifolds, normal forms, and elementary bifurcations (4) Nonlinear dynamical systems on the plane: Phase plane techniques, limit sets, and limit cycles. (5) Time-dependent dynamical systems: Floquet theory, Poincare maps, averaging methods, resonance | |||||

Lecture notes | The class lecture notes will be posted electronically after each lecture. Students should not rely on these but prepare their own notes during the lecture. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | - Prerequisites: Analysis, linear algebra and a basic course in differential equations. - Exam: two-hour written exam in English. - Homework: A homework assignment will be due roughly every other week. Hints to solutions will be posted after the homework due dates. | |||||

151-0593-00L | Embedded Control SystemsDoes not take place this semester. | W | 4 credits | 6G | ||

Abstract | This course provides a comprehensive overview of embedded control systems. The concepts introduced are implemented and verified on a microprocessor-controlled haptic device. | |||||

Objective | Familiarize students with main architectural principles and concepts of embedded control systems. | |||||

Content | An embedded system is a microprocessor used as a component in another piece of technology, such as cell phones or automobiles. In this intensive two-week block course the students are presented the principles of embedded digital control systems using a haptic device as an example for a mechatronic system. A haptic interface allows for a human to interact with a computer through the sense of touch. Subjects covered in lectures and practical lab exercises include: - The application of C-programming on a microprocessor - Digital I/O and serial communication - Quadrature decoding for wheel position sensing - Queued analog-to-digital conversion to interface with the analog world - Pulse width modulation - Timer interrupts to create sampling time intervals - System dynamics and virtual worlds with haptic feedback - Introduction to rapid prototyping | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes, lab instructions, supplemental material | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisite courses are Control Systems I and Informatics I. This course is restricted to 33 students due to limited lab infrastructure. Interested students please contact Marianne Schmid (E-Mail: marischm@ethz.ch) After your reservation has been confirmed please register online at www.mystudies.ethz.ch. Detailed information can be found on the course website http://www.idsc.ethz.ch/education/lectures/embedded-control-systems.html | |||||

151-0605-00L | Nanosystems | W | 4 credits | 4G | A. Stemmer | |

Abstract | From atoms to molecules to condensed matter: characteristic properties of simple nanosystems and how they evolve when moving towards complex ensembles. Intermolecular forces, their macroscopic manifestations, and ways to control such interactions. Self-assembly and directed assembly of 2D and 3D structures. Special emphasis on the emerging field of molecular electronic devices. | |||||

Objective | Familiarize students with basic science and engineering principles governing the nano domain. | |||||

Content | The course addresses basic science and engineering principles ruling the nano domain. We particularly work out the links between topics that are traditionally taught separately. Familiarity with basic concepts of quantum mechanics is expected. Special emphasis is placed on the emerging field of molecular electronic devices, their working principles, applications, and how they may be assembled. Topics are treated in 2 blocks: (I) From Quantum to Continuum From atoms to molecules to condensed matter: characteristic properties of simple nanosystems and how they evolve when moving towards complex ensembles. (II) Interaction Forces on the Micro and Nano Scale Intermolecular forces, their macroscopic manifestations, and ways to control such interactions. Self-assembly and directed assembly of 2D and 3D structures. | |||||

Literature | - Kuhn, Hans; Försterling, H.D.: Principles of Physical Chemistry. Understanding Molecules, Molecular Assemblies, Supramolecular Machines. 1999, Wiley, ISBN: 0-471-95902-2 - Chen, Gang: Nanoscale Energy Transport and Conversion. 2005, Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-515942-4 - Ouisse, Thierry: Electron Transport in Nanostructures and Mesoscopic Devices. 2008, Wiley, ISBN: 978-1-84821-050-9 - Wolf, Edward L.: Nanophysics and Nanotechnology. 2004, Wiley-VCH, ISBN: 3-527-40407-4 - Israelachvili, Jacob N.: Intermolecular and Surface Forces. 2nd ed., 1992, Academic Press,ISBN: 0-12-375181-0 - Evans, D.F.; Wennerstrom, H.: The Colloidal Domain. Where Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Technology Meet. Advances in Interfacial Engineering Series. 2nd ed., 1999, Wiley, ISBN: 0-471-24247-0 - Hunter, Robert J.: Foundations of Colloid Science. 2nd ed., 2001, Oxford, ISBN: 0-19-850502-7 | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Course format: Lectures and Mini-Review presentations: Thursday 10-13, ML F 36 Homework: Mini-Review (compulsory continuous performance assessment) Each student selects a paper (list distributed in class) and expands the topic into a Mini-Review that illuminates the particular field beyond the immediate results reported in the paper. Each Mini-Review will be presented both orally and as a written paper. | |||||

151-0621-00L | Microsystems I: Process Technology and Integration | W | 6 credits | 3V + 3U | M. Haluska, C. Hierold | |

Abstract | Students are introduced to the fundamentals of semiconductors, the basics of micromachining and silicon process technology and will learn about the fabrication of microsystems and -devices by a sequence of defined processing steps (process flow). | |||||

Objective | Students are introduced to the basics of micromachining and silicon process technology and will understand the fabrication of microsystem devices by the combination of unit process steps ( = process flow). | |||||

Content | - Introduction to microsystems technology (MST) and micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS) - Basic silicon technologies: Thermal oxidation, photolithography and etching, diffusion and ion implantation, thin film deposition. - Specific microsystems technologies: Bulk and surface micromachining, dry and wet etching, isotropic and anisotropic etching, beam and membrane formation, wafer bonding, thin film mechanical properties. Application of selected technologies will be demonstrated on case studies. | |||||

Lecture notes | Handouts (available online) | |||||

Literature | - S.M. Sze: Semiconductor Devices, Physics and Technology - W. Menz, J. Mohr, O.Paul: Microsystem Technology - Hong Xiao: Introduction to Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology - M. J. Madou: Fundamentals of Microfabrication and Nanotechnology, 3rd ed. - T. M. Adams, R. A. Layton: Introductory MEMS, Fabrication and Applications | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites: Physics I and II | |||||

151-0642-00L | Seminar on Micro and Nanosystems | Z | 0 credits | 1S | C. Hierold | |

Abstract | Scientific presentations from the field of Micro- and Nanosystems | |||||

Objective | In particular, the seminar addresses students, who are interested in scientific work in the field of Micro- and Nanosystem technologies, or who have started already with it. Respectively, current examples in the research will be discussed. | |||||

Content | Current themes in the field of Micro- and Nanosystem technologies using the examples of intern and extern research groups, as well as ongoing themes of study-, diplom- and doctoral thesis will be introduced and discussed. The scope of the seminar is broadened by occasional guest speakers. | |||||

Lecture notes | - | |||||

Literature | - | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Master of MNS, MAVT, ITET, Physics | |||||

151-0911-00L | Introduction to Plasmonics | W | 4 credits | 2V + 1U | D. J. Norris | |

Abstract | This course provides fundamental knowledge of surface plasmon polaritons and discusses their applications in plasmonics. | |||||

Objective | Electromagnetic oscillations known as surface plasmon polaritons have many unique properties that are useful across a broad set of applications in biology, chemistry, physics, and optics. The field of plasmonics has arisen to understand the behavior of surface plasmon polaritons and to develop applications in areas such as catalysis, imaging, photovoltaics, and sensing. In particular, metallic nanoparticles and patterned metallic interfaces have been developed to utilize plasmonic resonances. The aim of this course is to provide the basic knowledge to understand and apply the principles of plasmonics. The course will strive to be approachable to students from a diverse set of science and engineering backgrounds. | |||||

Content | Fundamentals of Plasmonics - Basic electromagnetic theory - Optical properties of metals - Surface plasmon polaritons on surfaces - Surface plasmon polariton propagation - Localized surface plasmons Applications of Plasmonics - Waveguides - Extraordinary optical transmission - Enhanced spectroscopy - Sensing - Metamaterials | |||||

Lecture notes | Class notes and handouts | |||||

Literature | S. A. Maier, Plasmonics: Fundamentals and Applications, 2007, Springer | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Physics I, Physics II | |||||

227-0145-00L | Solid State Electronics and Optics | W | 6 credits | 4G | N. Yazdani, V. Wood | |

Abstract | "Solid State Electronics" is an introductory condensed matter physics course covering crystal structure, electron models, classification of metals, semiconductors, and insulators, band structure engineering, thermal and electronic transport in solids, magnetoresistance, and optical properties of solids. | |||||

Objective | Understand the fundamental physics behind the mechanical, thermal, electric, magnetic, and optical properties of materials. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Recommended background: Undergraduate physics, mathematics, semiconductor devices | |||||

227-0157-00L | Semiconductor Devices: Physical Bases and Simulation | W | 4 credits | 3G | A. Schenk | |

Abstract | The course addresses the physical principles of modern semiconductor devices and the foundations of their modeling and numerical simulation. Necessary basic knowledge on quantum-mechanics, semiconductor physics and device physics is provided. Computer simulations of the most important devices and of interesting physical effects supplement the lectures. | |||||

Objective | The course aims at the understanding of the principle physics of modern semiconductor devices, of the foundations in the physical modeling of transport and its numerical simulation. During the course also basic knowledge on quantum-mechanics, semiconductor physics and device physics is provided. | |||||

Content | The main topics are: transport models for semiconductor devices (quantum transport, Boltzmann equation, drift-diffusion model, hydrodynamic model), physical characterization of silicon (intrinsic properties, scattering processes), mobility of cold and hot carriers, recombination (Shockley-Read-Hall statistics, Auger recombination), impact ionization, metal-semiconductor contact, metal-insulator-semiconductor structure, and heterojunctions. The exercises are focussed on the theory and the basic understanding of the operation of special devices, as single-electron transistor, resonant tunneling diode, pn-diode, bipolar transistor, MOSFET, and laser. Numerical simulations of such devices are performed with an advanced simulation package (Sentaurus-Synopsys). This enables to understand the physical effects by means of computer experiments. | |||||

Lecture notes | The script (in book style) can be downloaded from: https://iis-students.ee.ethz.ch/lectures/ | |||||

Literature | The script (in book style) is sufficient. Further reading will be recommended in the lecture. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Qualifications: Physics I+II, Semiconductor devices (4. semester). | |||||

227-0158-00L | Semiconductor Devices: Transport Theory and Monte Carlo Simulation Does not take place this semester. The course was offered for the last time in HS19. | W | 4 credits | 2G | ||

Abstract | The lecture combines quasi-ballistic transport theory with application to realistic devices of current and future CMOS technology. All aspects such as quantum mechanics, phonon scattering or Monte Carlo techniques to solve the Boltzmann equation are introduced. In the exercises advanced devices such as FinFETs and nanosheets are simulated. | |||||

Objective | The aim of the course is a fundamental understanding of the derivation of the Boltzmann equation and its solution by Monte Carlo methods. The practical aspect is to become familiar with technology computer-aided design (TCAD) and perform simulations of advanced CMOS devices. | |||||

Content | The covered topics include: - quantum mechanics and second quantization, - band structure calculation including the pseudopotential method - phonons - derivation of the Boltzmann equation including scattering in the Markov limit - stochastic Monte Carlo techniques to solve the Boltzmann equation - TCAD environment and geometry generation - Stationary bulk Monte Carlo simulation of velocity-field curves - Transient Monte Carlo simulation for quasi-ballistic velocity overshoot - Monte Carlo device simulation of FinFETs and nanosheets | |||||

Lecture notes | Lecture notes (in German) | |||||

Literature | Further reading will be recommended in the lecture. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Knowledge of quantum mechanics is not required. Basic knowledge of semiconductor physics is useful, but not necessary. | |||||

227-0225-00L | Linear System Theory | W | 6 credits | 5G | M. Colombino | |

Abstract | The class is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of the theory of linear dynamical systems, stability analysis, and their use in control and estimation. The focus is on the mathematics behind the physical properties of these systems and on understanding and constructing proofs of properties of linear control systems. | |||||

Objective | Students should be able to apply the fundamental results in linear system theory to analyze and control linear dynamical systems. | |||||

Content | - Proof techniques and practices. - Linear spaces, normed linear spaces and Hilbert spaces. - Ordinary differential equations, existence and uniqueness of solutions. - Continuous and discrete-time, time-varying linear systems. Time domain solutions. Time invariant systems treated as a special case. - Controllability and observability, duality. Time invariant systems treated as a special case. - Stability and stabilization, observers, state and output feedback, separation principle. | |||||

Lecture notes | Available on the course Moodle platform. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Sufficient mathematical maturity, in particular in linear algebra, analysis. | |||||

227-0377-10L | Physics of Failure and Reliability of Electronic Devices and Systems | W | 3 credits | 2V | I. Shorubalko, M. Held | |

Abstract | Understanding the physics of failures and failure mechanisms enables reliability analysis and serves as a practical guide for electronic devices design, integration, systems development and manufacturing. The field gains additional importance in the context of managing safety, sustainability and environmental impact for continuously increasing complexity and scaling-down trends in electronics. | |||||

Objective | Provide an understanding of the physics of failure and reliability. Introduce the degradation and failure mechanisms, basics of failure analysis, methods and tools of reliability testing. | |||||

Content | Summary of reliability and failure analysis terminology; physics of failure: materials properties, physical processes and failure mechanisms; failure analysis; basics and properties of instruments; quality assurance of technical systems (introduction); introduction to stochastic processes; reliability analysis; component selection and qualification; maintainability analysis (introduction); design rules for reliability, maintainability, reliability tests (introduction). | |||||

Lecture notes | Comprehensive copy of transparencies | |||||

Literature | Reliability Engineering: Theory and Practice, 8th Edition, Springer 2017, DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-54209-5 Reliability Engineering: Theory and Practice, 8th Edition (2017), DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-54209-5 | |||||

227-0468-00L | Analog Signal Processing and Filtering Suitable for Master Students as well as Doctoral Students. | W | 6 credits | 2V + 2U | H. Schmid | |

Abstract | This lecture provides a wide overview over analog filters (continuous-time and discrete-time), signal-processing systems, and sigma-delta conversion, and gives examples with sensor interfaces and class-D audio drivers. All systems and circuits are treated using a signal-flow view. The lecture is suitable for both analog and digital designers. | |||||

Objective | This lecture provides a wide overview over analog filters (continuous-time and discrete-time), signal-processing systems, and sigma-delta conversion, and gives examples with sensor interfaces and class-D audio drivers. All systems and circuits are treated using a signal-flow view. The lecture is suitable for both analog and digital designers. The way the exam is done allows for the different interests of the two groups. The learning goal is that the students can apply signal-flow graphs and can understand the signal flow in such circuits and systems (including non-ideal effects) well enough to gain an understanding of further circuits and systems by themselves. | |||||

Content | At the beginning, signal-flow graphs in general and driving-point signal-flow graphs in particular are introduced. We will use them during the whole term to analyze circuits on a system level (analog continuous-time, analog discrete-time, mixed-signal and digital) and understand how signals propagate through them. The theory and CMOS implementation of active Filters is then discussed in detail using the example of Gm-C filters and active-RC filters. The ideal and nonideal behaviour of opamps, current conveyors, and inductor simulators follows. The link to the practical design of circuits and systems is done with an overview over different quality measures and figures of merit used in scientific literature and datasheets. Finally, an introduction to discrete-time and mixed-domain filters and circuits is given, including sensor read-out amplifiers, correlated double sampling, and chopping, and an introduction to sigma-delta A/D and D/A conversion on a system level. This lecture does not go down to the details of transistor implementations. The lecture "227-0166-00L Analog Integrated Circuits" complements This lecture very well in that respect. | |||||

Lecture notes | The base for these lectures are lecture notes and two or three published scientific papers. From these papers we will together develop the technical content. Details: https://people.ee.ethz.ch/~haschmid/asfwiki/ The graph methods are also supported with teaching videos: https://tube.switch.ch/channels/d206c96c?order=episodes Some material is protected by password; students from ETHZ who are interested can write to haschmid@ethz.ch to ask for the password even if they do not attend the lecture. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Live stream: due to Covids rules, the lecture will be streamed live. Join here: https://www.twitch.tv/hanspi42/ Prerequisites: Recommended (but not required): Stochastic models and signal processing, Communication Electronics, Analog Integrated Circuits, Transmission Lines and Filters. Knowledge of the Laplace transform and z transform and their interpretation (transfer functions, poles and zeros, bode diagrams, stability criteria ...) and of the main properties of linear systems is necessary. | |||||

227-0653-00L | Electromagnetic Precision Measurements and Opto-MechanicsDoes not take place this semester. | W | 4 credits | 2V + 1U | M. Frimmer | |

Abstract | The measurement process is at the heart of both science and engineering. Electromagnetic fields have proven to be particularly powerful probes. This course provides the basic knowledge necessary to understand current state-of-the-art optomechanical measurement systems operating at the precision limits set by the laws of quantum mechanics. | |||||

Objective | The goal of this coarse is to understand the fundamental limitations of measurement systems relying on electromagnetic fields. | |||||

Content | The lecture starts with summarizing the relevant fundamentals of the treatment of noisy signals. Starting with the resolution limit of optical imaging systems, we familiarize ourselves with the concept of measurement imprecision in light-based measurement systems. We consider the process of photodetection and discuss the statistical fluctuations arising from the quantization of the electromagnetic fields into photons. We exemplify our insights at hand of concrete examples, such as homodyne and heterodyne photodetection. Furthermore, we focus on the process of measurement backaction, the inevitable result of the interaction of the probe with the system under investigation. The course emphasizes the connection between the taught concepts and current state-of-the-art research carried out in the field of optomechanics. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | 1. Electrodynamics 2. Physics 1,2 3. Introduction to quantum mechanics | |||||

227-0663-00L | Nano-Optics | W | 6 credits | 2V + 2U | M. Frimmer | |

Abstract | Nano-Optics is the study of light-matter interaction at the sub-wavelength scale. It is an flourishing field of fundamental and applied research enabled by the rapid advance of nanotechnology. Nano-optics embraces topics such as plasmonics, optical antennas, optical trapping and manipulation, and high/super-resolution imaging and spectroscopy. | |||||

Objective | Understanding concepts of light localization and light-matter interactions on the sub-wavelength scale. | |||||

Content | We start with the angular spectrum representation of fields to understand the classical resolution limit. We continue with the theory of strongly focused light, the point spread function, and resolution criteria of conventional microscopy, before turning to super-resolution techniques, based on near- and far-fields. We introduce the local density of states and approaches to control spontaneous emission rates in inhomogeneous environments, including optical antennas. Finally, we touch upon optical forces and their applications in optical tweezers. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | - Electromagnetic fields and waves (or equivalent) - Physics I+II | |||||

402-0447-00L | Quantum Science with Superconducting Circuits | W | 6 credits | 2V + 1U | C. Eichler | |

Abstract | Superconducting Circuits provide a versatile experimental platform to explore the most intriguing quantum-physical phenomena and constitute one of the prime contenders to build quantum computers. Students will get a thorough introduction to the underlying physical concepts, the experimental setting, and the state-of-the-art of quantum computing in this emerging research field. | |||||

Objective | Based on today’s most advanced solid state platform for quantum control, the students will learn how to engineer quantum coherent devices and how to use them to process quantum information. The students will acquire both analytical and numerical methods to model the properties and phenomena observed in these systems. The course is positioned at the intersection between quantum physics and engineering. | |||||

Content | Introduction to Quantum information Processing -- Superconducting Qubits -- Quantum Measurements -- Experimental Setup & Noise Mitigation -- Open Quantum Systems -- Multi-Qubit Systems: Entangling gates & Characterization -- Quantum Error Correction -- Near-term Applications of Quantum Computers | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | All students and researchers with a general interest in quantum information science, quantum optics, and quantum engineering are welcome to this course. Basic knowledge of quantum physics is a plus, but not a strict requirement for the successful participation in this course. | |||||

402-0811-00L | Programming Techniques for Scientific Simulations I | W | 5 credits | 4G | R. Käppeli | |

Abstract | This lecture provides an overview of programming techniques for scientific simulations. The focus is on basic and advanced C++ programming techniques and scientific software libraries. Based on an overview over the hardware components of PCs and supercomputer, optimization methods for scientific simulation codes are explained. | |||||

Objective | The goal of the course is that students learn basic and advanced programming techniques and scientific software libraries as used and applied for scientific simulations. | |||||

529-0611-01L | Molecular Aspects of Catalysts and Surfaces | W | 6 credits | 4G | J. A. van Bokhoven, D. Ferri | |

Abstract | Basic elements of surface science important for materials and catalysis research. Physical and chemical methods important for research in surface science, material science and catalysis are considered and their application is demonstrated on practical examples. | |||||

Objective | Basic aspects of surface science. Understanding of principles of most important experimental methods used in research concerned with surface science, material science and catalysis. | |||||

Content | Methods which are covered embrace: Gas adsorption and surface area analysis, IR-Spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray absorption, solid state NMR, Electron Microscopy and others. | |||||

529-0643-01L | Process Design and Development | W | 6 credits | 3G | G. Guillén Gosálbez | |

Abstract | The course is focused on the design of Chemical Processes, with emphasis on the preliminary stage of the design approach, where process creation and quick selection among many alternatives are important. The main concepts behind more detailed process design and process simulation are also examined in the last part of the course. | |||||

Objective | The course is focused on the design of Chemical Processes, with emphasis on the preliminary stage of the design approach, where process creation and quick selection among many alternatives are important. The main concepts behind more detailed process design and process simulation are also examined in the last part of the course. | |||||

Content | Process creation: decomposition strategies (reduction of differences - vinyl chloride production and hierarchical decomposition - ethanol production). Identification of the "base case design". Heuristics for process synthesis. Preliminary process evaluation: simplified material and energy balances (linear balances), degrees of freedom, short-cut models, flowsheet solution algorithm). Process Integration: sequencing of distillation columns, synthesis of heat exchanger networks. Process economic evaluation: equipment sizing and costing, time value of money, cash flow calculations. Batch Processes: scheduling, sizing and inventories. Detailed Process Design: unit operation models, flash solution algorithms (different iterative methods, inside-out method), sequencing of nonideal distillation columns, networks of chemical reactors. | |||||

Lecture notes | no script | |||||

Literature | L.T.Biegler et al., Systematic Methods of Chemical Process Design, Prentice Hall, 1997. W.D.Seider et al., Process Design Principles, J. Wiley & Sons, 1998. J.M.Douglas, Conceptual Design of Chemical Processes, McGraw-Hill, 1988. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisite: Thermal Unit Operations | |||||

701-1239-00L | Aerosols I: Physical and Chemical Principles | W | 4 credits | 2V + 1U | M. Gysel Beer, D. Bell, E. Weingartner | |

Abstract | Aerosols I deals with basic physical and chemical properties of aerosol particles. The importance of aerosols in the atmosphere and in other fields is discussed. | |||||

Objective | Knowledge of basic physical and chemical properties of aerosol particles and their importance in the atmosphere and in other fields | |||||

Content | physical and chemical properties of aerosols, aerosol dynamics (diffusion, coagulation...), optical properties (light scattering, -absorption, -extinction), aerosol production methods, experimental methods for physical and chemical characterization. | |||||

Lecture notes | materiel is distributed during the lecture | |||||

Literature | - Kulkarni, P., Baron, P. A., and Willeke, K.: Aerosol Measurement - Principles, Techniques, and Applications. Wiley, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2011. - Hinds, W. C.: Aerosol Technology: Properties, Behavior, and Measurement of Airborne Particles. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1999. - Colbeck I. (ed.) Physical and Chemical Properties of Aerosols, Blackie Academic & Professional, London, 1998. - Seinfeld, J. H. and Pandis, S. N.: Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics: From Air Pollution to Climate Change. Hoboken, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2006 |

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