The objective of this course is to provide a fundamental understanding about next-generation devices that constitute electrooptical macromolecules and nanomaterials. The course will provide an introduction to the basic building blocks ranging from conducting polymers to 1D and 2D nanomaterials and introduces “bottom-up” and “top-down” techniques for fabricating advanced nanoelectronic devices including sensors, energy storage devices, and printed electronics.
Information for research students about course offerings
The course will be carried out when enough doctoral students are interested and is planned for late spring or autumn 2021
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Content and learning outcomes
- Introduction and definition of the next generation electrooptical devices, difference in comparison with CMOS, and their potential in solving problems for a sustainable society and for fundamental science.
- Fundamentals of electrooptical macromolecules and nanomaterials.
- Introduction to device fabrication with classification of different techniques and their possibility to achieve structural units at different length scales, necessary for devices. In depth description of different manufacturing techniques.
- In depth description and examples of different devices.
Intended learning outcomes
After completion of the course the doctoral student should have the ability to:
- Understand and explain fundamental principles for some classes of functional macromolecules and nanomaterials and give examples on how they can be used to fabricate functional devices.
- Present, critically evaluate, and discuss in depth scientific articles presented in the course.
- Identify, discuss, and reflect upon selected aspects of sustainability and scientific ethics coupled to some of the functional devices that are discussed in this course.
The course consists of lectures with connected literature assignments and seminars.
Introduction and definition of the next generation electrooptical devices, their difference with CMOS, and their potential in solving problems for a sustainable society and for fundamental science.
Fundamentals of electro/optical macromolecules and nanomaterials:
- Classification of materials and fundamental physical properties
- Electroactive polymers.
- Carbon nanotubes, and other 1D nanomaterials.
- Graphenes, Mxenes and other 2D materials.
Introduction to device fabrication with classification of different techniques and their possibility to achieve structural units at different length scales, necessary for devices.In depth description of different Bottom up and top down techniques:
- Bottom up: Photo Lithography and Soft lithography.
- Bottom-up: Additive manufacturing and 3D printing.
- Top-down: Self-assembly including LbL, biopolymer assembly.
In depth description and examples of different devices:
- Nanostructured energy storage devices, including batteries.
- Chemical Sensors, and biosensors.
- Actuators, and advanced nanocomposites.
- Thin films electronics including flexible electronics, wearable electronics, and Printed electronics.
Literature and preparations
Eligible for studies at the third-cycle level
Polymer physics, electrochemistry, nanomaterials
Will be provided at the course
Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LIT1 - Literature assignment, 3.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Oral examination, 4.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Participation in lectures, and 2 weeks of studies of supplied literature, which is examined continuously, and a passed oral
Other requirements for final grade
Compulsory presence during the lectures and literature study is credited as 3.0 ECTS, and the passed oral exam as 4.5 ECTS.
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.Course web FCK3104