The following courses are either essential or related to the study of nanotechnology. Many departments offer courses that are constantly evolving and new courses are added frequently. As such, this is a partial listing of the offerings at UNLV concentrated around the focus of Nevada Nanotechnology Center. Please visit undergraduate and graduate catalogs for a complete listing of courses.

(Note: All courses labeled in the 400's or lower are undergraduate courses, 600's or higher are graduate courses).

Electrical Engineering

ECG 450 - Solid State Devices

Semiconductor physics, PN diode, bipolar junction transistor, metal-semiconductor FET devices, metal-oxide-semiconductor FET devices.Capacitance-Voltage Measurement, Hall mobility and carrier concentration, oxidation and etching, silicon dioxide processing.

ECG 450L - Solid State Characterization Laboratory

ECG 451/651 - Electronic and Magnetic Materials and Devices

Semiconductors, dielectrics, ferroelectrics, ferromagnetics, antiferromagnetics, ferrimagnetics, crystal structure, structure-property relations, device applications.

ECG 452/652 - Optoelectronics

Topics include: modulation of light, display devices, lasers, photodetectors, fiber optics, engineering applications and systems.

ECG 453/653 - Introduction to Nanotechnology

Quantum confined effects, nanofabrication, quantum wells, quantum wires, quantum dots, self-assembly, electron-beam lithography, nanobiotechnology, electro-optic devices.

ECG 750 - Optical Electronics I

Propagation of rays and beams, optical beams in fibers, resonators, laser oscillation, electro-optic, modulation, laser systems.

ECG 751 - Optical Electronics II

Detection of optical radiation, optical dielectric waveguide, semiconductor lasers, phase conjugate optics, laser applications including holography.

ECG 752 - Physical Electronics

Quantum Theory, electron in potential well, harmonic oscillator, Hydrogen atom. Band Theory of Solids, Kronig-Penny model, theory of metallic state, diffraction by crystals, electronic structure of solids.

ECG 753 - Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices I

Topics of current interest in solid state electronic devices: physics of semiconductors, thermal and optical and electronic properties of semiconductors, bipolar junction devices, field effect devices, surface related effects, optoelectronic devices, semiconductor lasers. Applications and the design of circuits using these devices.

ECG 754 - Hybrid Microelectronics

Vacuum theory, thin and thick film fabrication, electron transport phenomena, electronic properties active and passive films, distributed networks, designing hybrid microcircuits. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

ECG 755 - Monolithic Integrated Circuit Fabrication

Fabrication of integrated silicon and gas circuits, thermal oxidation, solid state diffusion, epitaxial growth, ion implantation, photo and electron lithography, design considerations, surface effect.

ECG 756 - Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices II

Topics of current interest in solid state electronic devices: ultrafast electronics, high electron mobility transistors, super lattices, heteroface devices, transfer electron devices and III-V and II-VI compounds, novel device structures. Novel approaches to device modeling such as Monte Carlo Simulations, self-consistent solution of Schroedinger and Poisson and other approaches.

ECG 757 - Electron Transport Phenomena in Solid State DevicesPhenomenological transport equations, Boltzman transport equation, relaxation time approximation, low field and high electron transport in Si and GaAs, moments of BTE, Monte Carlo simulation, spatial and temporal transients, device analysis, Quantum transport.

Physics

PHYS 481 - Quantum Mechanics I

Introduction to the Schroedinger Equation and the interpretation of its solutions, the uncertainty principles, one-dimensional problems, harmonic oscillator, angular momentum, the hydrogen atom.

PHYS 482 - Quantum Mechanics IIIntroduction to the matrix formulation of quantum mechanics, spin, coupling of angular momenta and applications. Time dependent perturbation theory and approximation methods and techniques discussed.

PHY 721-722 - Quantum Theory I, II

Development of quantum theory. Schroedinger equation, operators, expectation values. Matrix formalism of Heisenberg, eigenvalue problems, wave packets, conjugate variables, and uncertainty principle. Solution of wave equation for square potentials, harmonic oscillator, and hydrogen-like atoms. Perturbation theory, both time independent and time-dependent. Degeneracy, interaction of matter with radiation, selection rules. Scattering theory, Born approximation and other approximation methods. Dirac notation and an introduction to spin.

PHY 723 - Quantum Optics

Properties of light, its creation, and its interaction with matter explored as quantum-mechanical phenomena. Quantization of the light field. Quantum theory of coherence. Dissipation and fluctuations. Light amplification. Nonlinear optics.

PHY 726 - Advanced Quantum Theory

The Dirac equation, hole theory, second quantization, Feynman diagrams, self-energy, vacuum polarization, renormalization, QED effects in high-Z atoms, path integral methods in field theory.

PHY 727 - Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices I

Topics of current interest in solid state electronic devices: physics of semiconductors, thermal and optical and electronic properties of semiconductors, bipolar junction devices, field effect devices, surface related effects, optoelectronic devices, semiconductor lasers. Applications and the design of circuits using these devices.

Chemistry

CHE 745 - Instrumental Analysis-InorganicTheory of modern analytical instrumentation as it pertains to inorganic analysis. May include atomic emission and absorption, x-ray, radioactivity and mass spectroscopic methods.

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