In this course, which is constantly being updated, you’ll become familiar with nanotechnology - the branch of technology that deals with dimensions and tolerances of less than 100 nanometers, especially the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules. You’ll learn about the nanotechnology tools, materials and processes used in countless fields, from pharmacy and healthcare to electronics and energy. You’ll gain foundational knowledge of equipment and processes in preparation for in-lab and hands-on training at facilities that include: Stanford’s Nanofabrication Facility [SNF], Nano Shared Facilities [SNSF], Materials Analysis Facility, and Environmental Measurement Facility.
You Will Learn:
- About the tools and processes used to fabricate and characterize materials at the nanoscale
- To operate and troubleshoot a microscope, and to use various image capture software
- To determine if x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) or scanning electron microscopy (SEM) is right for your research
Working knowledge of process technology and semiconductors.