Suchergebnis: Katalogdaten im Frühjahrssemester 2018

Mikro- und Nanosysteme Master Information
Empfohlene Kernfächer
Devices and Systems
151-0172-00LMicrosystems II: Devices and Applications Information W6 KP3V + 3UC. Hierold, C. I. Roman
KurzbeschreibungThe students are introduced to the fundamentals and physics of microelectronic devices as well as to microsystems in general (MEMS). They will be able to apply this knowledge for system research and development and to assess and apply principles, concepts and methods from a broad range of technical and scientific disciplines for innovative products.
LernzielThe students are introduced to the fundamentals and physics of microelectronic devices as well as to microsystems in general (MEMS), basic electronic circuits for sensors, RF-MEMS, chemical microsystems, BioMEMS and microfluidics, magnetic sensors and optical devices, and in particular to the concepts of Nanosystems (focus on carbon nanotubes), based on the respective state-of-research in the field. They will be able to apply this knowledge for system research and development and to assess and apply principles, concepts and methods from a broad range of technical and scientific disciplines for innovative products.

During the weekly 3 hour module on Mondays dedicated to Übungen the students will learn the basics of Comsol Multiphysics and utilize this software to simulate MEMS devices to understand their operation more deeply and optimize their designs.
InhaltTransducer fundamentals and test structures
Pressure sensors and accelerometers
Resonators and gyroscopes
Acoustic transducers and energy harvesters
Thermal transducers and energy harvesters
Optical and magnetic transducers
Chemical sensors and biosensors, microfluidics and bioMEMS
Nanosystem concepts
Basic electronic circuits for sensors and microsystems
SkriptHandouts (on-line)
227-0662-00LOrganic and Nanostructured Optics and Electronics Information
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
W6 KP4GV. Wood
KurzbeschreibungThis course examines the optical and electronic properties of excitonic materials that can be leveraged to create thin-film light emitting devices and solar cells. Laboratory sessions provide students with experience in synthesis and optical characterization of nanomaterials as well as fabrication and characterization of thin film devices.
LernzielGain the knowledge and practical experience to begin research with organic or nanostructured materials and understand the key challenges in this rapidly emerging field.
Inhalt0-Dimensional Excitonic Materials (organic molecules and colloidal quantum dots)

Energy Levels and Excited States (singlet and triplet states, optical absorption and luminescence).

Excitonic and Polaronic Processes (charge transport, Dexter and Förster energy transfer, and exciton diffusion).

Devices (photodetectors, solar cells, and light emitting devices).
LiteraturLecture notes and reading assignments from current literature to be posted on website.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesCourse grade will be based on a final project.
Energy Conversion and Quantum Phenomena
151-0060-00LThermodynamics and Energy Conversion in Micro- and Nanoscale TechnologiesW4 KP2V + 2UD. Poulikakos, H. Eghlidi, T. Schutzius
KurzbeschreibungThe lecture deals with both: the thermodynamics in nano- and microscale systems and the thermodynamics of ultra-fast phenomena. Typical areas of applications are microelectronics manufacturing and cooling, laser technology, manufacturing of novel materials and coatings, surface technologies, wetting phenomena and related technologies, and micro- and nanosystems and devices.
LernzielThe student will acquire fundamental knowledge of micro and nanoscale interfacial thermofluidics including light interaction with surfaces. Furthermore, the student will be exposed to a host of applications ranging from superhydrophobic surfaces and microelectronics cooling to biofluidics and solar energy, all of which will be discussed in the context of the course.
InhaltThermodynamic aspects of intermolecular forces, Molecular dynamics; Interfacial phenomena; Surface tension; Wettability and contact angle; Wettability of Micro/Nanoscale textured surfaces: superhydrophobicity and superhydrophilicity.

Physics of micro- and nanofluidics.

Principles of electrodynamics and optics; Optical waves at interfaces; Plasmonics: principles and applications.
402-0468-15LNanomaterials for PhotonicsW6 KP2V + 1UR. Grange
KurzbeschreibungThe lecture describes various nanomaterials (semiconductor, metal, dielectric, carbon-based...) for photonic applications (optoelectronics, plasmonics, photonic crystal...). It starts with nanophotonic concepts of light-matter interactions, then the fabrication methods, the optical characterization techniques, the description of the properties and the state-of-the-art applications.
LernzielThe students will acquire theoretical and experimental knowledge in the different types of nanomaterials (semiconductors, metals, dielectric, carbon-based, ...) and their uses as building blocks for advanced applications in photonics (optoelectronics, plasmonics, photonic crystal, ...). Together with the exercises, the students will learn (1) to read, summarize and discuss scientific articles related to the lecture, (2) to estimate order of magnitudes with calculations using the theory seen during the lecture, (3) to prepare a short oral presentation about one topic related to the lecture, and (4) to imagine a useful photonic device.
Inhalt1. Introduction to Nanomaterials for photonics
a. Classification of the materials in sizes and speed...
b. General info about scattering and absorption
c. Nanophotonics concepts

2. Analogy between photons and electrons
a. Wavelength, wave equation
b. Dispersion relation
c. How to confine electrons and photons
d. Tunneling effects

3. Characterization of Nanomaterials
a. Optical microscopy: Bright and dark field, fluorescence, confocal, High resolution: PALM (STORM), STED
b. Electron microscopy : SEM, TEM
c. Scanning probe microscopy: STM, AFM
d. Near field microscopy: SNOM
e. X-ray diffraction: XRD, EDS

4. Generation of Nanomaterials
a. Top-down approach
b. Bottom-up approach

5. Plasmonics
a. What is a plasmon, Drude model
b. Surface plasmon and localized surface plasmon (sphere, rod, shell)
c. Theoretical models to calculate the radiated field: electrostatic approximation and Mie scattering
d. Fabrication of plasmonic structures: Chemical synthesis, Nanofabrication
e. Applications

6. Organic nanomaterials
a. Organic quantum-confined structure: nanomers and quantum dots.
b. Carbon nanotubes: properties, bandgap description, fabrication
c. Graphene: motivation, fabrication, devices

7. Semiconductors
a. Crystalline structure, wave function...
b. Quantum well: energy levels equation, confinement
c. Quantum wires, quantum dots
d. Optical properties related to quantum confinement
e. Example of effects: absorption, photoluminescence...
f. Solid-state-lasers : edge emitting, surface emitting, quantum cascade

8. Photonic crystals
a. Analogy photonic and electronic crystal, in nature
b. 1D, 2D, 3D photonic crystal
c. Theoretical modeling: frequency and time domain technique
d. Features: band gap, local enhancement, superprism...

9. Optofluidic
a. What is optofluidic ?
b. History of micro-nano-opto-fluidic
c. Basic properties of fluids
d. Nanoscale forces and scale law
e. Optofluidic: fabrication
f. Optofluidic: applications
g. Nanofluidics

10. Nanomarkers
a. Contrast in imaging modalities
b. Optical imaging mechanisms
c. Static versus dynamic probes
SkriptSlides and book chapter will be available for downloading
LiteraturReferences will be given during the lecture
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBasics of solid-state physics (i.e. energy bands) can help
402-0596-00LElectronic Transport in Nanostructures Information W6 KP2V + 1UT. M. Ihn
KurzbeschreibungThe lecture discusses basic quantum phenomena occurring in electron transport through nanostructures: Drude theory, Landauer-Buttiker theory, conductance quantization, Aharonov-Bohm effect, weak localization/antilocalization, shot noise, integer and fractional quantum Hall effects, tunneling transport, Coulomb blockade, coherent manipulation of charge- and spin-qubits.
SkriptThe lecture is based on the book:
T. Ihn, Semiconductor Nanostructures: Quantum States and Electronic Transport, ISBN 978-0-19-953442-5, Oxford University Press, 2010.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesA solid basis in quantum mechanics, electrostatics, quantum statistics and in solid state physics is required.

Students of the Master in Micro- and Nanosystems should at least have attended the lecture by David Norris, Introduction to quantum mechanics for engineers. They should also have passed the exam of the lecture Semiconductor Nanostructures.
529-0431-00LPhysikalische Chemie III: Molekulare Quantenmechanik Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen W4 KP4GB. H. Meier, M. Ernst
KurzbeschreibungPostulate der Quantenmechanik, Operatorenalgebra, Schrödingergleichung, Zustandsfunktionen und Erwartungswerte, Matrixdarstellung von Operatoren, das Teilchen im Kasten, Tunnelprozess, harmonische Oszillator, molekulare Schwingungen, Drehimpuls und Spin, verallgemeinertes Pauli Prinzip, Störungstheorie, Variationsprinzip, elektronische Struktur von Atomen und Molekülen, Born-Oppenheimer Näherung.
LernzielEs handelt sich um eine erste Grundvorlesung in Quantenmechanik. Die Vorlesung beginnt mit einem Überblick über die grundlegenden Konzepte der Quantenmechanik und führt den mathematischen Formalismus ein. Im Folgenden werden die Postulate und Theoreme der Quantenmechanik im Kontext der experimentellen und rechnerischen Ermittlung von physikalischen Grössen diskutiert. Die Vorlesung vermittelt die notwendigen Werkzeuge für das Verständnis der elementaren Quantenphänomene in Atomen und Molekülen.
InhaltPostulate und Theoreme der Quantenmechanik: Operatorenalgebra, Schrödingergleichung, Zustandsfunktionen und Erwartungswerte. Lineare Bewegungen: Das freie Teilchen, das Teilchen im Kasten, quantenmechanisches Tunneln, der harmonische Oszillator und molekulare Schwingungen. Drehimpulse: Spin- und Bahnbewegungen, molekulare Rotationen. Elektronische Struktur von Atomen und Molekülen: Pauli-Prinzip, Drehimpulskopplung, Born-Oppenheimer Näherung. Grundlagen der Variations- und Störungtheorie. Behandlung grösserer Systeme (Festkörper, Nanostrukturen).
SkriptEin Vorlesungsskript in Deutsch wird abgegeben. Das Skipt ersetzt allerdings persönliche Notizen NICHT und deckt nicht alle Aspekte der Vorlesung ab.
Material, Surfaces and Properties
151-0902-00LMicro- and Nanoparticle TechnologyW6 KP2V + 2US. E. Pratsinis, K. Wegner, M. Eggersdorfer
KurzbeschreibungEinführung in die Mikro- und Nanopartikelsynthese und Verarbeitung: Theoretische Grundlagen von Fluid/Feststoff Systemen; Fragmentation; Koagulation; Wachstum; Transport-, Misch- undTrennprozesse; Filtration; Wirbelschichten; Beschichtungen; Probenentnahme- und Messtechniken; Charakterisierung von Suspensionen; Partikelverarbeitung zur Herstellung von Katalysatoren, Sensoren und Nanokompositen.
LernzielEinarbeitung in Auslegungsmethoden von mechanischen Verfahren, Scale-up-Gesetze, optimaler Stoff- und Energie-Einsatz.
InhaltCharakterisierung von Kollektiven von Feststoffen und zugehörige Messtechniken; Grundgesetze von Gas/Feststoff- bzw. Flüssig/Feststoffsystemen; Grundoperationen mechanischer Verfahren: Zerkleinern, Agglomerieren; Themen wie Sieben, Sichten, Sedimentieren, Filtrieren, Abscheiden von Partikeln aus Gasströmen, Mischen, Lagern, Fördern; Einbau der Verfahrensschritte in Gesamtverfahren der Chemischen Industrie, Zementindustrie etc.
SkriptMechanische Verfahrenstechnik I
Modelling and Simulation
401-3632-00LComputational StatisticsW10 KP3V + 2UM. H. Maathuis
KurzbeschreibungComputational Statistics deals with modern statistical methods of data analysis (aka "data science") for prediction and inference. The course provides an overview of existing methods. The course is hands-on, and methods are applied using the statistical programming language R.
LernzielIn this class, the student obtains an overview of modern statistical methods for data analysis, including their algorithmic aspects and theoretical properties. The methods are applied using the statistical programming language R.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesAt least one semester of (basic) probability and statistics.

Programming experience is helpful but not required.
151-0116-10LHigh Performance Computing for Science and Engineering (HPCSE) for Engineers II Information W4 KP4GP. Koumoutsakos, P. Chatzidoukas
KurzbeschreibungThis course focuses on programming methods and tools for parallel computing on multi and many-core architectures. Emphasis will be placed on practical and computational aspects of Uncertainty Quantification and Propagation including the implementation of relevant algorithms on HPC architectures.
LernzielThe course will teach
- programming models and tools for multi and many-core architectures
- fundamental concepts of Uncertainty Quantification and Propagation (UQ+P) for computational models of systems in Engineering and Life Sciences
InhaltHigh Performance Computing:
- Advanced topics in shared-memory programming
- Advanced topics in MPI
- GPU architectures and CUDA programming

Uncertainty Quantification:
- Uncertainty quantification under parametric and non-parametric modeling uncertainty
- Bayesian inference with model class assessment
- Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation
Class notes, handouts
Literatur- Class notes
- Introduction to High Performance Computing for Scientists and Engineers, G. Hager and G. Wellein
- CUDA by example, J. Sanders and E. Kandrot
- Data Analysis: A Bayesian Tutorial, Devinderjit Sivia
Laboratory Course
151-0620-00LEmbedded MEMS LabW5 KP3PC. Hierold, S. Blunier, M. Haluska
KurzbeschreibungPractical course: Students are introduced to the process steps required for the fabrication of MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) and carry out the fabrication and testing steps in the clean rooms themselves. Additionally, they learn the requirements for working in clean rooms. Processing and characterization will be documented and analyzed in a final report.
LernzielStudents learn the individual process steps that are required to make a MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System). Students carry out the process steps themselves in laboratories and clean rooms. Furthermore, participants become familiar with the special requirements (cleanliness, safety, operation of equipment and handling hazardous chemicals) of working in the clean rooms and laboratories. The entire production, processing, and characterization of the MEMS is documented and evaluated in a final report.
InhaltWith guidance from a tutor, the individual silicon microsystem process steps that are required for the fabrication of an accelerometer are carried out:
- Photolithography, dry etching, wet etching, sacrificial layer etching, various cleaning procedures
- Packaging and electrical connection of a MEMS device
- Testing and characterization of the MEMS device
- Written documentation and evaluation of the entire production, processing and characterization
SkriptA document containing theory, background and practical course content is distributed in the informational meeting.
LiteraturThe document provides sufficient information for the participants to successfully participate in the course.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesParticipating students are required to attend all scheduled lectures and meetings of the course.

Participating students are required to provide proof that they have personal accident insurance prior to the start of the laboratory portion of the course.

This master's level course is limited to 15 students per semester for safety and efficiency reasons.
If there are more than 15 students registered, we regret to restrict access to this course by the following rules:

Priority 1: master students of the master's program in "Micro and Nanosystems"

Priority 2: master students of the master's program in "Mechanical Engineering" with a specialization in Microsystems and Nanoscale Engineering (MAVT-tutors Profs Dual, Hierold, Koumoutsakos, Nelson, Norris, Park, Poulikakos, Pratsinis, Stemmer), who attended the bachelor course "151-0621-00L Microsystems Technology" successfully.

Priority 3: master students, who attended the bachelor course "151-0621-00L Microsystems Technology" successfully.

Priority 4: all other students (PhD, bachelor, master) with a background in silicon or microsystems process technology.

If there are more students in one of these priority groups than places available, we will decide (in following order) best achieved grade from 151-0621-00L Microsystems Technology, registration to this practicum at previous semester, and by drawing lots.
Students will be notified at the first lecture of the course (introductory lecture) as to whether they are able to participate.

The course is offered in autumn and spring semester.
Wählbare Kernfächer
151-0211-00LConvective Heat Transport
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
W5 KP4GH. G. Park
KurzbeschreibungThis course will teach the field of heat transfer by convection. This heat transport process is intimately tied to fluid dynamics and mathematics, meaning that solid background in these disciplines are necessary. Convection has direct implications in various industries, e.g. microfabrication, microfluidics, microelectronics cooling, thermal shields protection for space shuttles.
LernzielAdvanced introduction to the field of heat transfer by convection.
InhaltThe course covers the following topics:
1. Introduction: Fundamentals and Conservation Equations 2. Laminar Fully Developed Velocity and Temperature Fields 3. Laminar Thermally Developing Flows 4. Laminar Hydrodynamic Boundary Layers 5. Laminar Thermal Boundary Layers 6. Laminar Thermal Boundary Layers with Viscous Dissipation 7. Turbulent Flows 8. Natural Convection.
SkriptLecture notes will be delivered in class via note-taking. Textbook serves as a great source of the lecture notes.
(Main) Kays and Crawford, Convective Heat and Mass Transfer, McGraw-Hill, Inc.
(Secondary) A. Bejan, Convection Heat Transfer
Incropera and De Witt, Fundamentals of Heat and Mass Transfer, or Introduction to Heat Transfer Kundu and Cohen, Fluid Mechanics, Academic Press V. Arpaci, Convection Heat Transfer
151-0361-00LAn Introduction to the Finite-Element MethodW4 KP3GG. Kress, C. Thurnherr
KurzbeschreibungThe class includes mathematical ancillary concepts, derivation of element equations, numerical integration, boundary conditions and degree-of-freedom coupling, compilation of the system’s equations, element technology, solution methods, static and eigenvalue problems, iterative solution of progressing damage, beam-locking effect, modeling techniques, implementation of nonlinear solution methods.
LernzielObtain a theoretical background of the finite-element method.
Understand techniques for finding numerically more efficient finite elements. Understand degree-of-freedom coupling schemes and recall typical equations solution algorithms for static and eigenvalue problems. Learn how to map specific mechanical situations correctly to finite-element models. Understand how to make best use of FEM for structural analysis. Obtain a first inside into the implementation of nonlinear FEM procedures.
Inhalt1. Introduction, direct element derivation of truss element
2. Variational methods and truss element revisited
3. Variational methods and derivation of planar finite elements
4. Curvilinear finite elements and numerical integration
5. Element Technology
6. Degrees-of-freedom coupling and solution methods
7. Iterative solution methods for damage progression analysis
8. Shear-rigid and shear compliant beam elements and locking effect
9. Beam Elements and Locking Effect
10. Harmonic vibrations and vector iteration
11. Modeling techniques
12. Implementation of nonlinear FEM procedures
SkriptScript and handouts are provided in class and can also be down-loaded from:
LiteraturNo textbooks required.
151-0534-00LAdvanced DynamicsW4 KP3V + 1UP. Tiso
KurzbeschreibungLagrangian dynamics - Principle of virtual work and virtual power - holonomic and non holonomic contraints - 3D rigid body dynamics - equilibrium - linearization - stability - vibrations - frequency response
LernzielThis course provides the students of mechanical engineering with fundamental analytical mechanics for the study of complex mechanical systems .We introduce the powerful techniques of principle of virtual work and virtual power to systematically write the equation of motion of arbitrary systems subjected to holonomic and non-holonomic constraints. The linearisation around equilibrium states is then presented, together with the concept of linearised stability. Linearized models allow the study of small amplitude vibrations for unforced and forced systems. For this, we introduce the concept of vibration modes and frequencies, modal superposition and modal truncation. The case of the vibration of light damped systems is discussed. The kinematics and dynamics of 3D rigid bodies is also extensively treated.
SkriptLecture notes are produced in class and are downloadable right after each lecture.
LiteraturThe students will prepare their own notes. A copy of the lecture notes will be available.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesMechanics III or equivalent; Analysis I-II, or equivalent; Linear Algebra I-II, or equivalent.
151-0622-00LMeasuring on the Nanometer ScaleW2 KP2GA. Stemmer, T. Wagner
KurzbeschreibungIntroduction to theory and practical application of measuring techniques suitable for the nano domain.
LernzielIntroduction to theory and practical application of measuring techniques suitable for the nano domain.
InhaltConventional techniques to analyze nano structures using photons and electrons: light microscopy with dark field and differential interference contrast; scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy. Interferometric and other techniques to measure distances. Optical traps. Foundations of scanning probe microscopy: tunneling, atomic force, optical near-field. Interactions between specimen and probe. Current trends, including spectroscopy of material parameters.
SkriptClass notes and special papers will be distributed.
151-0630-00LNanorobotics Information W4 KP2V + 1US. Pané Vidal
KurzbeschreibungNanorobotics is an interdisciplinary field that includes topics from nanotechnology and robotics. The aim of this course is to expose students to the fundamental and essential aspects of this emerging field.
LernzielThe aim of this course is to expose students to the fundamental and essential aspects of this emerging field. These topics include basic principles of nanorobotics, building parts for nanorobotic systems, powering and locomotion of nanorobots, manipulation, assembly and sensing using nanorobots, molecular motors, and nanorobotics for nanomedicine.
151-0642-00LSeminar on Micro and NanosystemsZ0 KP1SC. Hierold
KurzbeschreibungWissenschaftliche Vorträge zu ausgewählten Themen der Mikro- und Nanosystemtechnik
LernzielDie Studierenden erhalten Einblick in den neuesten Stand der Forschung auf dem Gebiet und erhalten die Möglichkeit durch gezielte Fragen eine wissenschaftliche Diskussion mit den Referenten zu führen.
InhaltAusgewählte und aktuelle Themen der Mikro- und Nanosystemtechnik, Berichte von laufenden Doktoratsprojekten.
151-0735-00LDynamic Behavior of Materials and Structures
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
W4 KP2V + 2UD. Mohr
KurzbeschreibungLectures 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.
LernzielStudents 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 navel engineering.
InhaltTopics 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;
SkriptSlides of the lectures, relevant journal papers and users manuals will be provided.
LiteraturVarious books will be recommended covering the topics discussed in class
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesCourse in continuum mechanics (mandatory), finite element method (recommended)
151-0966-00LIntroduction to Quantum Mechanics for EngineersW4 KP2V + 2UD. J. Norris
KurzbeschreibungThis course provides fundamental knowledge in the principles of quantum mechanics and connects it to applications in engineering.
LernzielTo work effectively in many areas of modern engineering, such as renewable energy and nanotechnology, students must possess a basic understanding of quantum mechanics. The aim of this course is to provide this knowledge while making connections to applications of relevancy to engineers. After completing this course, students will understand the basic postulates of quantum mechanics and be able to apply mathematical methods for solving various problems including atoms, molecules, and solids. Additional examples from engineering disciplines will also be integrated.
InhaltFundamentals of Quantum Mechanics
- Historical Perspective
- Schrödinger Equation
- Postulates of Quantum Mechanics
- Operators
- Harmonic Oscillator
- Hydrogen atom
- Multielectron Atoms
- Crystalline Systems
- Spectroscopy
- Approximation Methods
- Applications in Engineering
SkriptClass Notes and Handouts
LiteraturText: David J. Griffiths, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, 2nd Edition, Pearson International Edition.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesAnalysis III, Mechanics III, Physics I, Linear Algebra II
227-0158-00LSemiconductor Devices: Transport Theory and Monte Carlo Simulation Information
Findet dieses Semester nicht statt.
W4 KP2V + 1U
KurzbeschreibungThe first part deals with semiconductor transport theory including the necessary quantum mechanics.
In the second part, the Boltzmann equation is solved with the stochastic methods of Monte Carlo simulation.
The exercises address also TCAD simulations of MOSFETs. Thus the topics include theoretical physics,
numerics and practical applications.
LernzielOn the one hand, the link between microscopic physics and its concrete application in device simulation is established; on the other hand, emphasis is also laid on the presentation of the numerical techniques involved.
InhaltQuantum theoretical foundations I (state vectors, Schroedinger and Heisenberg picture). Band structure (Bloch theorem, one dimensional periodic potential, density of states). Pseudopotential theory (crystal symmetries, reciprocal lattice, Brillouin zone).
Semiclassical transport theory (Boltzmann transport equation (BTE), scattering processes, linear transport).<br>
Monte Carlo method (Monte Carlo simulation as solution method of the BTE, algorithm, expectation values).<br>
Implementational aspects of the Monte Carlo algorithm (discretization of the Brillouin zone, self-scattering according to Rees, acceptance- rejection method etc.). Bulk Monte Carlo simulation (velocity-field characteristics, particle generation, energy distributions, transport parameters). Monte Carlo device simulation (ohmic boundary conditions, MOSFET simulation).
Quantum theoretical foundations II (limits of semiclassical transport theory, quantum mechanical derivation of the BTE, Markov-Limes).
SkriptLecture notes (in German)
227-0159-00LSemiconductor Devices: Quantum Transport at the Nanoscale Information W6 KP2V + 2UM. Luisier, A. Emboras
KurzbeschreibungThis class offers an introduction into quantum transport theory, a rigorous approach to electron transport at the nanoscale. It covers different topics such as bandstructure, Wave Function and Non-equilibrium Green's Function formalisms, and electron interactions with their environment. Matlab exercises accompany the lectures where students learn how to develop their own transport simulator.
LernzielThe continuous scaling of electronic devices has given rise to structures whose dimensions do not exceed a few atomic layers. At this size, electrons do not behave as particle any more, but as propagating waves and the classical representation of electron transport as the sum of drift-diffusion processes fails. The purpose of this class is to explore and understand the displacement of electrons through nanoscale device structures based on state-of-the-art quantum transport methods and to get familiar with the underlying equations by developing his own nanoelectronic device simulator.
InhaltThe following topics will be addressed:
- Introduction to quantum transport modeling
- Bandstructure representation and effective mass approximation
- Open vs closed boundary conditions to the Schrödinger equation
- Comparison of the Wave Function and Non-equilibrium Green's Function formalisms as solution to the Schrödinger equation
- Self-consistent Schödinger-Poisson simulations
- Quantum transport simulations of resonant tunneling diodes and quantum well nano-transistors
- Top-of-the-barrier simulation approach to nano-transistor
- Electron interactions with their environment (phonon, roughness, impurity,...)
- Multi-band transport models
SkriptLecture slides are distributed every week and can be found at
LiteraturRecommended textbook: "Electronic Transport in Mesoscopic Systems", Supriyo Datta, Cambridge Studies in Semiconductor Physics and Microelectronic Engineering, 1997
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBasic knowledge of semiconductor device physics and quantum mechanics
227-0198-00LWearable Systems II: Design and Implementation Information
The course is offered for the last time in the Spring Semester 2018.
Please note the specific provisions for the performance assessment.
W6 KP4GG. Tröster
KurzbeschreibungConcepts and methods to integrate mobile computers into our daily outfit.
Textile sensors: strain, pressure, temperature, ECG, EMG
New substrates (eTextile, Smart Textile), organic material (foils)
State-of-the-art in Wearable Systems and components
Economical conditions
Evaluation of research institutions, groups, projects and proposals.
LernzielTo integrate wearable computers also commercially successful in our daily outfit, innovative sensing and communication technologies as well as economical and ethical aspects have to be considered.

The course deals with
> Textile Sensors: strain, pressure, temperature, ECK, EMG, ...
> Packaging: new substrates (eTextiles), organic material (foils)
> State-of-the-art and research in Wearable components and systems.
> Privacy and Ethics

Using a business plan we will practice the commercialisation of our 'Wearable Computers'.

Supported by a wiki-tool the course is organized as a seminar, in which the addressed topics are jointly discussed considering the aspect 'Concept of a research proposal'. According to the ETH 'critical thinking initiative' we will analyse and reflect implementation concepts incorporating the social and scientific context. Presentations alternate with workshops and discussions. Instead of an oral examination a thesis in a form of a project proposal can be submitted.

The audience determines the used language (German or English)
InhaltTo integrate wearable computers also commercially successful in our daily outfit, innovative sensing and communication technologies as well as economical and ethical aspects have to be considered.

The course deals with
> Textile Sensors: strain, pressure, temperature, ECK, EMG, ...
> Packaging: new substrates (eTextiles), organic material (foils)
> State-of-the-art and research in Wearable components and systems..
> Privacy and Ethics

Using a business plan we will practice the commercialisation of our 'Wearable Computers'.

Supported by a wiki-tool the course is organized as a seminar, in which the addressed topics are jointly discussed considering the aspect 'Concept of a research proposal'. According to the ETH 'critical thinking initiative' we will analyse and reflect implementation concepts incorporating the social and scientific context. Presentations alternate with workshops and discussions. Instead of an oral examination a thesis in a form of a project proposal can be submitted.

The audience determines the used language (German or English)
SkriptA wiki-tool will be available for the internal communication; that includes lecture notes for all lessons, assignments and solutions.
LiteraturWill be provided in the course material
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesSupported by a wiki-tool the course is organized as a seminar, in which the addressed topics are jointly discussed considering the aspect 'Concept of a research proposal'. According to the ETH 'critical thinking initiative' we will analyse and reflect implementation concepts incorporating the social and scientific context. Presentations alternate with workshops and discussions. Instead of an oral examination a thesis in a form of a project proposal can be submitted.

The audience determines the date and the used language (German or English)

No special prerequisites, also not the participation of 'Wearable Systems 1'
227-0303-00LAdvanced PhotonicsW6 KP2V + 1U + 1AA. Dorodnyy, A. Emboras, M. Burla, P. Ma, T. Watanabe
KurzbeschreibungLecture gives comprehensive insight into nano-scale photonic devices, physical fundamentals behind, simulation techniques and an overview of the design and fabrication. Following applications of nano-scale photonic structures are discussed: waveguides, fiber couplers, light sources, modulators and detectors, photovoltaic cells, atomic-level devices, integrated microwave/optical devices.
LernzielGeneral training in advanced photonic device design with an overview of simulation, fabrication, and characterization techniques. Hands-on experience with photonic and optoelectronic device modeling and simulation.
SkriptThe presentation and the lecture notes will be provided every week.
LiteraturProf. Thomas Inn: Semiconductor Nanostructures, Oxford University Press
Prof. Peter Wurfel: Physics of Solar Cells, Wiley
Prof. H. Gatzen, Prof. Volker Saile, Prof. Juerg Leuthold: Micro and Nano Fabrication, Springer
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesBasic knowledge of semiconductor physics, physics of the electromagnetic filed and thermodynamics.
227-0966-00LQuantitative Big Imaging: From Images to StatisticsW4 KP2V + 1UK. S. Mader, M. Stampanoni
KurzbeschreibungThe lecture focuses on the challenging task of extracting robust, quantitative metrics from imaging data and is intended to bridge the gap between pure signal processing and the experimental science of imaging. The course will focus on techniques, scalability, and science-driven analysis.
Lernziel1. Introduction of applied image processing for research science covering basic image processing, quantitative methods, and statistics.
2. Understanding of imaging as a means to accomplish a scientific goal.
3. Ability to apply quantitative methods to complex 3D data to determine the validity of a hypothesis
InhaltImaging is a well established field and is rapidly growing as technological improvements push the limits of resolution in space, time, material and functional sensitivity. These improvements have meant bigger, more diverse datasets being acquired at an ever increasing rate. With methods varying from focused ion beams to X-rays to magnetic resonance, the sources for these images are exceptionally heterogeneous; however, the tools and techniques for processing these images and transforming them into quantitative, biologically or materially meaningful information are similar.
The course consists of equal parts theory and practical analysis of first synthetic and then real imaging datasets. Basic aspects of image processing are covered such as filtering, thresholding, and morphology. From these concepts a series of tools will be developed for analyzing arbitrary images in a very generic manner. Specifically a series of methods will be covered, e.g. characterizing shape, thickness, tortuosity, alignment, and spatial distribution of material features like pores. From these metrics the statistics aspect of the course will be developed where reproducibility, robustness, and sensitivity will be investigated in order to accurately determine the precision and accuracy of these quantitative measurements. A major emphasis of the course will be scalability and the tools of the 'Big Data' trend will be discussed and how cluster, cloud, and new high-performance large dataset techniques can be applied to analyze imaging datasets. In addition, given the importance of multi-scale systems, a data-management and analysis approach based on modern databases will be presented for storing complex hierarchical information in a flexible manner. Finally as a concluding project the students will apply the learned methods on real experimental data from the latest 3D experiments taken from either their own work / research or partnered with an experimental imaging group.
The course provides the necessary background to perform the quantitative evaluation of complicated 3D imaging data in a minimally subjective or arbitrary manner to answer questions coming from the fields of physics, biology, medicine, material science, and paleontology.
SkriptAvailable online.
LiteraturWill be indicated during the lecture.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesIdeally students will have some familiarity with basic manipulation and programming in languages like Matlab and R. Interested students who are worried about their skill level in this regard are encouraged to contact Kevin Mader directly (Link).

More advanced students who are familiar with Java, C++, and Python will have to opportunity to develop more of their own tools.
402-0448-01LQuantum Information Processing I: Concepts
Dieser theoretisch ausgerichtete Teil QIP I bildet zusammen mit dem experimentell ausgerichteten Teil 402-0448-02L QIP II, die beide im Frühjahrssemester angeboten werden, das experimentelle Kernfach "Quantum Information Processing" mit total 10 ECTS-Kreditpunkten.
W5 KP2V + 1UL. Pacheco Cañamero B. del Rio
KurzbeschreibungThe course will cover the key concepts and ideas of quantum information processing, including descriptions of quantum algorithms which give the quantum computer the power to compute problems outside the reach of any classical supercomputer. Key concepts such as quantum error correction will be described. These ideas provide fundamental insights into the nature of quantum states and measurement.
LernzielWe aim to provide an overview of the central concepts in Quantum Information Processing, including insights into the advantages to be gained from using quantum mechanics and the range of techniques based on quantum error correction which enable the elimination of noise.
InhaltThe topics covered in the course will include
1. Entanglement
2. Circuits, circuit elements, universality
3. Efficiency ideas, Gottesmann Knill
4. Teleportation + dense coding
5. Swapping/Gate Teleportation
6. Algorithms: Shor, Grover,
7. Deutsch-Josza, simulations of local systems
8. Cryptography
9. Error correction, basic circuit,
10. ideas of construction, Fault-tolerant design,
SkriptWill be made available on the Moodle for the course. More details to follow.
LiteraturQuantum Computation and Quantum Information
Michael Nielsen and Isaac Chuang
Cambridge University Press
402-0448-02LQuantum Information Processing II: Implementations
Dieser experimentell ausgerichtete Teil QIP II bildet zusammen mit dem theoretisch ausgerichteten Teil 402-0448-01L QIP I, die beide im Frühjahrssemester angeboten werden, das experimentelle Kernfach "Quantum Information Processing" mit total 10 ECTS-Kreditpunkten.
W5 KP2V + 1UA. Wallraff
KurzbeschreibungIntroduction to experimental systems for quantum information processing (QIP). Quantum bits. Coherent Control. Measurement. Decoherence. Microscopic and macroscopic quantum systems. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Photons. Ions and neutral atoms in electromagnetic traps. Charges and spins in quantum dots and NV centers. Charges and flux quanta in superconducting circuits. Novel hybrid systems.
LernzielThroughout the past 20 years the realm of quantum physics has entered the domain of information technology in more and more prominent ways. Enormous progress in the physical sciences and in engineering and technology has allowed us to build novel types of information processors based on the concepts of quantum physics. In these processors information is stored in the quantum state of physical systems forming quantum bits (qubits). The interaction between qubits is controlled and the resulting states are read out on the level of single quanta in order to process information. Realizing such challenging tasks is believed to allow constructing an information processor much more powerful than a classical computer. This task is taken on by academic labs, startups and major industry. The aim of this class is to give a thorough introduction to physical implementations pursued in current research for realizing quantum information processors. The field of quantum information science is one of the fastest growing and most active domains of research in modern physics.
InhaltIntroduction to experimental systems for quantum information processing (QIP).
- Quantum bits
- Coherent Control
- Measurement
- Decoherence
QIP with
- Ions
- Superconducting Circuits
- Photons
- Rydberg atoms
- NV-centers
- Quantum dots
SkriptCourse material be made available at Link and on the Moodle platform for the course. More details to follow.
LiteraturQuantum Computation and Quantum Information
Michael Nielsen and Isaac Chuang
Cambridge University Press
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThe class will be taught in English language.

Basic knowledge of concepts of quantum physics and quantum systems, e.g from courses such as Phyiscs III, Quantum Mechanics I and II or courses on topics such as atomic physics, solid state physics, quantum electronics are considered helpful.

More information on this class can be found on the web site Link
402-0573-00LAerosols II: Applications in Environment and TechnologyW4 KP2V + 1UJ. Slowik, U. Baltensperger, H. Burtscher
KurzbeschreibungMajor topics: Important sources and sinks of atmospheric aerosols and their importance for men and environment. Particle emissions from combustion systems, means to reduce emissions like particle filters.
LernzielProfound knowledge about aerosols in the atmosphere and applications of aerosols in technology
InhaltAtmospheric aerosols:
important sources and sinks, wet and dry deposition, chemical composition, importance for men and environment, interaction with the gas phase, influence on climate.
Technical aerosols:
combustion aerosols, techniques to reduce emissions, application of aerosols in technology
SkriptInformation is distributed during the lectures
Literatur- Colbeck I. (ed.) Physical and Chemical Properties of Aerosols, Blackie Academic & Professional, London, 1998.
- Seinfeld, J.H., and S.N. Pandis, Atmospheric chemistry and physics, John Wiley, New York, (1998).
LE wird im FS18 zum letzten Mal in dieser Form angeboten.
W4 KP3GJ. A. van Bokhoven, M. Ranocchiari
KurzbeschreibungGrundlagen der Adsorption und Katalyse, Physik und Chemie der Festkörperoberflächen, Methoden für die Bestimmung ihrer Struktur und Zusammensetzung. Homogene Katalyse mit Übergangsmetallkomplexen.
LernzielErmittlung der Grundlagen der heterogenen und homogenen Katalyse
InhaltGrundlagen der Adsorption und Katalyse, Physik und Chemie der Festkörperoberflächen, Methoden für die Bestimmung ihrer Struktur und Zusammensetzung, thermodynamische und kinetische Grundlagen der heterogenen Katalyse (Physisorption, Chemisorption, kinetische Modellierung, Selektivität, Aktivität, Stabilität), Katalysatorentwicklung und -herstellung, homogene Katalyse mit Übergangsmetallkomplexen; katalytische Reaktionszyklen und -typen.
SkriptUnterlagen werden verteilt
LiteraturJ.M. Thomas and W.J. Thomas, Heterogeneous Catalysis, VCH, 1997

R. H. Crabtree, The Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals, Wiley, 2009

G. P. Chiusoli, P. M. Maitlis, Metal-catalysis in Industrial Organic Processes, RSC Publishing, 2008

Catalysis - An Integrated Approach to Homogeneous, Heterogeneous and Industrial Catalysis
Edited by: J.A. Moulijn, P.W.N.M. van Leeuwen and R.A. van Santen

Grundlagen Der Koordinationschemie:
J. Huheey, E. Keiter, R. Keiter, Anorganische Chemie - Prinzipien von Struktur und Reaktivität, de Gruyter
529-0625-00LChemieingenieurwissenschaftenW3 KP3GW. J. Stark
KurzbeschreibungDie Vorlesung Chemieingenieurwissenschaften vermittelt die Grundlagen zur Produktions- und Prozessplanung. Neben Reaktorenwahl, Reaktionsführung und Skalierung werden aktuelle Probleme grosstechnischer Prozesse und neue Syntheseverfahren behandelt. Heterogene Katalyse und Transport von Impuls, Masse und Energie verbindet den erarbeiteten Stoff mit der chemisch/biologischen Grundausbildung.
LernzielDie Vorlesung Chemie und Bio-Ingenieurwissenschaften im 4. Semester vermittelt Chemikern, Chemieingenieuren, Biochemikern und Biologen die Grundlagen zur Produktions- und Prozessplanung. Zuerst werden verschiedene Reaktoren, einzelne Prozess- und Verfahrensschritte sowie grosstechnische Aspekte von Chemikalien und Reagenzien eingeführt und anhand von aktuellen Produktionsbeispielen zusammengefügt. Betrachtungen im Bezug auf Materialverbrauch, Energiekosten und Nebenproduktbildung zeigen, wo modernes Engineering einen grossen Beitrag zur umweltfreundlichen Produktion leisten kann. In einem zweiten Teil werden chemische und biologische Vorgänge in Reaktoren, Zellen oder Lebewesen aus einer neuen Sichtweise behandelt. Transport von Impuls, Masse und Energie werden zusammen eingeführt und bilden eine Basis zum Verständnis von Strömungen, Diffusionsvorgängen und Wärmetransport. Mittels dimensionsloser Kennzahlen werden diese Transportvorgänge in die Planung der Produktion eingeführt und ein Ueberblick in die Grundoperationen der chemischen und biochemischen Industrie gegeben. Eine Einführung in heterogene Katalyse verbindet den erarbeiteten Stoff mit der chemisch/biologischen Basis und illustriert wie durch enges Zusammenspiel von Transport und Chemie/Biologie neue, sehr leistungsfähige Prozesse entwickelt werden können.
InhaltElemente einer chemischen Umsetzung: Vorbereitung der Ausgangsstoffe, Reaktionsführung, Aufarbeitung/Rückführung, Produktreinigung; Kontinuierliche, halbkontinuierliche und diskontinuierliche Prozesse; Materialbilanzen: Chemische Reaktoren und Trennprozesse, zusammengesetzte und mehrstufige Systeme; Energiebilanzen: Chemische Reaktoren und Trennprozesse, Enthalpieänderungen, gekoppelte Material- und Energiebilanzen; Zusammengesetzte Reaktionen: Optimierung der Reaktorleistung, Ausbeute und Selektivität; Stofftransport und chemische Reaktion: Mischungseffekte in homogenen und heterogenen Systemen, Diffusion und Reaktion in porösen Materialien; Wärmeaustausch und chemische Reaktion: Adiabatische Reaktoren, optimale Betriebsweise bei exothermen und endothermen Gleichgewichtsreaktionen, thermischer Runaway, Reaktordimensionierung und Massstabvergrösserung (scale up).
SkriptVorlesungsunterlagen können über die Homepage (Link) bezogen werden.
LiteraturLiteratur und Lehrbücher werden am Anfang der Vorlesung bekannt gegeben.
752-3000-00LLebensmittel-Verfahrenstechnik IW4 KP3VE. J. Windhab
KurzbeschreibungDie Vorlesung vermittelt die physikalischen Grundlagen der Lebensmittelverfahrenstechnik, insbesondere die mechanischen Eigenschaften von Lebensmittelsystemen. Es werden die Grundprinzipien der klassischen Mechanik, der Thermodynamik, der Fluiddynamik und der Dimensionsanalyse zur technischen Auslegung von Verarbeitungsprozessen eingeführt und in das nicht-Newtonsche Fliessverhalten.
Lernziel1. Verständnis der Grundprinzipien der Thermodynamik, Fluiddynamik und ingenieurtechnischen Apparateauslegung. 2. Anwendung dieser Prinzipien auf Prozesse der Lebensmittelverfahrenstechnik.3. Molekulares Verständnis der Fliesseigenschaften von Lebensmittelsystemen mit nicht-Newtonschem Fliessverhalten.
Inhalt1. Einführung 2. Grundlagen der Fluiddynamik 3. Grundlagen derThermodynamik 4. Grundlagen der Mechanik 5. Austausch und Transportvorgänge 6. Grundlagen der Ingenieurtechnischen Apparateauslegung 7. Grundlagen der Rheologie 8. Grundlagen der Schüttgutmechanik
SkriptVorlesungsskriptum (ca. 100 Seiten, 60 Abbildungen) wird vor der ersten Vorlesung und Folien jeweils vor der Vorlesung bereit gestellt.
Literatur- P. Grassmann: Einführung in die thermische Verfahrenstechnik, deGruyter Berlin, 1997 - H.D. Baehr: Thermodynamik, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1984
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesDie Vorlesung erfordert während des Semesters wöchentliche Vor-/Nachbereitung. Im Unterricht wird aktive Mitarbeit erwartet.
Den Studierenden steht das gesamte Lehrangebot der ETH Zürich, der ETH Lausanne sowie der Universitäten Zürich und St. Gallen zur individuellen Auswahl offen.
» Gesamtes Lehrangebot der ETH Zürich
GESS Wissenschaft im Kontext
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151-1007-00LSemester Project Micro- and Nanosystems Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Only for Micro- and Nanosystems MSc.

The subject of the Semester Project and the choice of the supervisor (ETH-professor) are to be approved in advance by the tutor.
O8 KP18AProfessor/innen
KurzbeschreibungDas Ziel der Studienarbeit ist es, dass Master-Studierende unter Anwendung der erworbenen Fach- und Sozialkompetenzen erste Erfahrungen in der selbständigen Lösung eines technischen Problems sammeln. Die Tutoren/Tutorinnen schlagen das Thema der Studienarbeit vor, arbeiten den Projekt- und Fahrplan zusammen mit den Studierenden aus und überwachen die gesamte Durchführung.
LernzielDas Ziel der Studienarbeit ist es, dass Master-Studierende unter Anwendung der erworbenen Fach- und Sozialkompetenzen erste Erfahrungen in der selbständigen Lösung eines technischen Problems sammeln.
151-1090-00LIndustrial Internship Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Access to the company list and request for recognition under Link.
O8 KPexterne Veranstalter
KurzbeschreibungThe main objective of the minimum twelve-week internship is to expose Master’s students to the industrial work environment. The aim of the Industrial Internship is to apply engineering knowledge to practical situations.
LernzielThe aim of the Industrial Internship is to apply engineering knowledge to practical situations.
151-1006-00LMaster's Thesis Micro- and Nanosystems Belegung eingeschränkt - Details anzeigen
Students who fulfill the following criteria are allowed to begin with their Master's Thesis:
a. successful completion of the bachelor program;
b. fulfilling of any additional requirements necessary to gain admission to the master programme;
c. successful completion of the semester project;
d. achievement of 32 ECTS in the category "Core Courses".

The Master's Thesis must be approved in advance by the tutor and is supervised by a professor of ETH Zurich.
To choose a titular professor as a supervisor, please contact the D-MAVT Student Administration.
O30 KP64DProfessor/innen
KurzbeschreibungDie Master-Arbeit schliesst das Master-Studium ab. Die Master-Arbeit fördert die Fähigkeit der Studierenden zur selbständigen und wissenschaftlich strukturierten Lösung eines theoretischen oder angewandten Problems. Thema und Projektplan werden vom Tutor vorgeschlagen und zusammen mit den Studierenden ausgearbeitet.
LernzielDie Master-Arbeit fördert die Fähigkeit der Studierenden zur selbständigen und wissenschaftlich strukturierten Lösung eines theoretischen oder angewandten Problems.