2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ELEC 6662 - Nanoelectronics

Prerequisite: ELEC 6600  or ELEC 6657 . Nanoelectronics presents the basic principles of nanoscience and nanotechnology (extremely small scale devices) and how they are used to develop and design instrumentation and devices for the future. In this course, the fabrication and other design challenges being faced by the microelectronic technology in keeping up with Moore's Law will be discussed along with their plausible solutions. The physics behind the working of the semiconductor diodes and transistor (BJT, FET, & CMOS) based devices as the size of the device gets smaller will be discussed in detail. The limits of these new techniques will be discussed in detail, especially in light of transport properties. Properties and fabrication methods of carbon nanotubes, graphene, semiconductor nanowires and quantum dots as electronic devices will also be discussed. Application of nanoelectronic devices such as nanosensors and biosensors, micro-fluidics (MEMS/NEMS), and optoelectronic (LASER and LEDs) devices will be also discussed. 3 credits.