Thin films are at the heart of electronics, optics, medicine, and nanotechnology. Fundamental and applied aspects of thin film deposition, processing, and characterization. Growth methods including physical and chemical deposition techniques. Equipment and hardware for deposition and analysis. Structural, mechanical, electronic, and chemical properties of films. Processing methods and their relationship to specific applications.
Undergrads: Register for MAT 359 if it is listed. Otherwise, register for MAT 398 as a placeholder. Grad students: Register for MAT 459 if it is listed. Otherwise, register for MAT 398 as a placeholder.
The graduate version of this course will have additional assignments as appropriate. Credit will not be given for both MAT 359 and MAT 459.