Micro and Nanofabrication Techniques

lelec2560  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Micro and Nanofabrication Techniques
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
Processing of micro and nanoscopic devices, MEMs, NEMs, and integrated circuits :
  • - semiconductor materials and their processing,
  • - oxidation, ion implantation ionique, doping, metallisation, plasma...
  • - micro & nanolithography, laser machining, etc.
  • - micro & nanocharacterisation : SEM, AFM, Ellipsometry, Dektak,...

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

1 Regarding the learning outcomes of the program of "Master in Electrical Engineering", this course contributes to the development and acquisition of the following learning outcomes :

  • AA1.1, AA1.2, AA1.3
  • AA2.1, AA2.2, AA2.3, AA2.4, AA2.5
  • AA3.1 , AA3.2, AA3.3
  • AA4.1, AA4.2, AA4.3, AA4.4
  • AA5.1, AA5.2, AA5.3, AA5.4, AA5.5, AA5.6
  • AA6.1, AA6.3
At the end of this course, students will be able to :
  • Design the process of a particular micro & nanoscopic device.
  • Use process simulation tools
  • Make specific process steps in the clean rooms
  • Characterize step results in WinFab and Welcome platforms
- types of substrates.
- MOS transistor.
- physical and chemical techniques for thin film deposition: PVD, CVD, PECVD, ALD, etc.
- structure transfer: masking, optical and electronic lithography.
- etching techniques: etching mechanisms, dry and wet etching, RIE, DRIE, IBE, selectivity of etchings, etc.
- special techniques for depositing or engraving thin films.
- metrology elements (microscopy techniques, optics, electrical measurements, physical and chemical analyses,...).
Teaching methods

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

Students will discuss in groups the elements related to the manufacture of miniaturized devices and will be led to design a complete process using bibliographic materials, supervised laboratory sessions in clean rooms, and interactions with the teaching team. Intermediate reports and presentations with the management team will provide feedback on progress.
Evaluation methods

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

Continuous evaluation of a semester work carried out in a group, with intermediate presentations and written reports. Individual oral evaluation in examination session.
Supports disponibles sur Moodle/supports available on Moodle
Livre de référence/reference book: "Introduction to microfabrication, 2nd ed.", S. Franssila, John Wiley & Sons, 2010
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

Master [120] in Biomedical Engineering