Special electronic devices

lelec2550  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Special electronic devices
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
Main themes
Training on special electronic devices. At the R&D level, topics will change every year to track last developments, in phase with students interests for specific devices.
Examples : exotic silicon or SOI devices, photovoltaïcs, SiGe, organic and molecular devices, optoelectronics, MEMs-NEMs, RF devices (HEMT, balistic), RTD, SET, sensors...

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 In consideration of the reference table AA of the program "master in electrical engineering ", this course contributes to the development, to the acquisition and to the evaluation of the following experiences of learning:
  • AA1.1
  • AA2.1, AA2.3, AA2.5
  • AA3.1, AA3.3
  • AA4.1, AA4.2, AA4.3, AA4.4
  • AA5.3, AA5.4, AA5.5, AA5.6
  • AA6.1, AA6.2, AA6.3
At the end of this course, students will be able to :
  • Understand the physics underlying special electronic devices (R&D in academic and indutry labs).
  • Make extended bibliographic searches, critically analyse available informations and synthetize them.
  • Present their work in written and oral forms.
Devices are choosen by the students, in agreement with the coordinator.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

- Group or individual work on a topic chosen by the students, and accepted by the course coordinator, in the field of special electronic devices (bibliography, experiments, simulations, and any means useful for in depth understanding of the choosen devices).
- Close interactions (individuals or groups) with the coordinator to solve faced problems (topic definition, understanding, bibliography, writing,... (see below)).
- Interactions with researchers in UCL and outside UCL.
- Training to the writing of a scientific review article in english. A schedule is followed along the semester (informations, plan, centent, writing)
- Oral presentation
- Publication on the Web (if wished by the students).
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Report (66%) et oral presentation (33%) of team work
Other information
Background in physics of electronic devices (e.g.  LELEC1330)
Recherches bibliographiques sur le web et dans des revues scientifiques, livres
Teaching materials
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Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Physical Engineering

Master [120] in Electrical Engineering

Master [120] in Chemical and Materials Engineering

Advanced Master in Nanotechnologies