362.135 Selected Topics - Nanoelectronics and Information Technology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2019W, VU, 4.0h, 5.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to...
...describe processes and behavior of integrated electronic devices.
...work with a TCAD tool and its user guide.
...describe the capabilites of modern TCAD tools.
...describe current trends in selected areas of nanotechnology.
... to understand the function of modern logic devices and data storage
... to compare the principles of different displays (LCD, FET, OLED, elect.paper)

Subject of course

After introductory lectures on micro and nanoelectronics (Moore's law, process technology, TCAD, new MOSFETs) groups of participants perform TCAD simulations of a semiconductor device (32nm MOSFET, 14nm FinFET, process and device simulation). A simulation template is given to the students which has to be modified in order to study certain effects. Afterwards, lectures will be given on further topics in the field of nanoelectronics and information technology is presented (new device concepts, semiconductor memories, sensors, displays, mass storage). They prepare for possible bachelor theses.

Teaching methods

Lectures; work on a simulation problem using TCAD Sentaurus.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The practical work will be done in November. Dates and times will be announced in class. The final exam can only be taken after successful completion of the practical work. If you have given a presentation, unless you have  received other feedback, you have passed the practical work.



Course dates

Tue14:00 - 16:4501.10.2019Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue13:00 - 16:0008.10.2019 - 21.01.2020Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Selected Topics - Nanoelectronics and Information Technology - Single appointments
Tue01.10.201914:00 - 16:45Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue08.10.201913:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue15.10.201913:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue22.10.201913:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue29.10.201913:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue05.11.201913:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue12.11.201913:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue19.11.201913:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue26.11.201913:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue03.12.201913:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue10.12.201913:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue17.12.201913:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue07.01.202013:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue14.01.202013:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue21.01.202013:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture

Examination modalities

Presentation of the simulation project; oral exam.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.09.2019 00:00 22.10.2019 23:59 28.10.2019 23:59



Handouts of the presented slides are provided in TISS while the course advances.

R. Waser, Nanoelectronics and Information Technology, Advanced Electronic Materials and Novel Devices, Wiley-VCH, 3rd Edition, 2012.

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