Synthesis and Characterisation (course module)


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge in the area of Electronic structures of solids and Nanofabrication.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


• Optical characterisation techniques
• Ellipsometry
• Photo luminescense
• Electron microscopy
• Electron beam writing
• Thin film deposition
• Reactive ion etching
• Fucused ion beam lithography
• Atomic force microscopy


• Apply basic experimental techniques for geometrical characterisation of nanostructures
• Synthesise and characterise thin film
• Produce surface structures using particle beam lithography


• Be able to design fabrication processes for nano-scale components
• Be able to produce simple components
• Be able to analyse results and compare to basic limitations

Extent and expected workload

This is a 5 ECTS course module and the work load is expected to be 150 hours for the student.



Name of examSynthesis and Characterisation (course module)
Type of exam
Active participation and/or written assignment
Individual continuous evaluation based on exercises given through the course.
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleSyntese og karakterisering (kursusmodul)
Module codeF-FYS-K3-8
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Mechanical Engineering and Physics
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science