Title NanoSkills : Training new skills for the new jobs in nanotechnologies
Project Number 510591-LLP-1-2010-FR-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Nanoscale sensing elements and device production
Title Nanoscale sensing elements and device production
Product Type open and distance learning
A training to get knowledge of the basics of quantum mechanics useful for the design and use of nanodevices, in particular nanosensors.
Knowledge of the possible device production techniques of nanosystems, in particular of nanogap realization.
Description A review of the most important nano-sensing solutions at the state of the art will be done then a specific research area will be put under analysis. With this goal one of the most promising structures, the nanogaps, will be studied. With nanogaps it is possible to analyse molecules at nanometric scale, but they can be also used as base of novel nanoelectronic devices. In fact the fabrication of electrodes with a controlled nanometric separation is strategic for many application fields as molecular electronics and biosensors. Following these aims, the course will cover the basic concepts of nanoscale sensing and a practical example of nanogap production will be analysed in details, starting from the fabrication in a cleanroom of the structures where the nanogaps can be created, up to the study of the system useful for the production of the nanogaps themselves.
Target group Technicians or engineers already working in microelectronics and expecting to extend their skills
Result Being able to reach a sufficient knowledge and skill for being able of choosing novel solutions in terms of nanodevices and nanosensors, with the capability of guiding the strategical choices for the the system level design.
Area of application Skill in designing nanosystems for sensing and of the choice of the needed interfaces for reading the signals and transferring the information from the nanolevel to the user interface, passing through microcircuitries.