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Course module: 201600041
Nano-lab: Fabrication & Characterization
Course info
Course module201600041
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondrs. A.W. Schouwstra
PreviousNext 5
Lecturer H. Gojzewski
ing. A.J.S.M. Jenneboer
Lecturer R.W.E. van de Kruijs
ing. K.J.H. van den Nieuwenhuijzen
Contactperson for the course
drs. A.W. Schouwstra
Academic year2022
Starting block
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
The objective of this practical course is to train practical experimental skills that are needed in an interdisciplinary research laboratory environment in the field of nanotechnology. It includes skills needed for the fabrication of nanostructures by means of top-down as well bottom-up techniques and the characterization of nanostructures with various techniques.
This course will provide hands-on training in nanofabrication as well as characterization of realized nanostructures in the NanoLab cleanroom as well as at a number of research group labs.
Cleanroom experiments
Students will work in pairs and each group performs 3 nanolithography experiments (each experiment lasts 1 day in the cleanroom), which are listed in Table 2. The cleanroom experiments start with an introductory lecture on the fundamentals of three nanolithography techniques, i.e. electron-beam lithography (EBL), 3D lithography based on 2-photon polymerization (2PP) and displacement Talbot lithography (DTL). Subsequently, by means of these lithography techniques nanometer-sized features will be fabricated and inspected in the NanoLab cleanroom.
The cleanroom experiments are listed in the following table:
# Fabrication Characterization Lecturers
1 electron-beam lithography (EBL) SEM Tiggelaar, Jenneboer
2 3D lithography based on 2-photon polymerization (2PP) SEM Tiggelaar, Van Vossen
3 displacement Talbot lithography (DTL) SEM Tiggelaar, Van Vossen
Research group experiments
Students will work in groups of 2 and each group will do 2 experiments. The two experiments one group is doing cannot be within the same category of materials: molecular or soft-matter versus solid-state.
# Title Fabrication Characterization Cat. Group Lecturer
1 F&C of self-assembled monolayers Monolayer formation and microcontact printing Contact angle, FT-IR, wet etching and microscopy, ellipsometry M MNF Lu
2 F&C of oxide nanofibers by electrospinning Sol-gel fabrication Morphology: SEM structure: XPS, AFM Electro characterization M IMS Van den Nieuwenhuizen
3 Sustainable vat-based 3D printing. Material properties across length scales 3D printing with bio-based resins and fillers Quantitative AFM, optical microscopy, tensile testing M SPC Gojzewski
4 F&C of thin film Vapor deposition of films Low energy ion scattering in vacuo S XUV Sturm
5 F&C of 2D layers and single crystal surfaces Graphene/graphite and single crystal surfaces particles STM and spectroscopy S PIN Sotthewes
6 Pickering emulsions Emulsion stabilization Conductivity, zeta-potential and microscopy S SFI Timmerhuis
7 F&C of (sub)nanometric thin films Physical vapor deposition Hard x-ray reflectometry S XUV Van de Kruijs

This Nanolab course is only accessible for Nanotechnology students
Grade: 1/3 cleanroom: 3 questionnaires and 1 report
2/3 research group: Students work in pairs of 2 and have to hand in 2 reports, grade is an average of both grades
Participating study
Master Nanotechnology
Required materials
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

Presence dutyYes

Report / Test

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