362.135 Selected Topics - Nanoelectronics and Information Technology
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023W, VU, 4.0h, 5.0EC


  • Semester hours: 4.0
  • Credits: 5.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to ...
... describe processes and behavior of integrated electronic devices.
... work with a TCAD tool and its user guide.
... describe the capabilites of modern TCAD tools.
... describe current trends in selected areas of nanotechnology.
... to understand the function of modern logic devices and data storage
... to compare the principles of different displays (LCD, FET, OLED, elect.paper)

Subject of course

After introductory lectures on micro and nanoelectronics (Moore's law, process technology, TCAD, new MOSFETs) groups of participants perform TCAD simulations of a semiconductor device (32nm MOSFET, 14nm FinFET, process and device simulation). A simulation template is given to the students which has to be modified in order to study certain effects. Afterwards, lectures will be given on further topics in the field of nanoelectronics and information technology is presented (new device concepts, semiconductor memories, sensors, displays). They prepare for possible bachelor theses.

Teaching methods

Lectures; work on a simulation problem using TCAD Sentaurus.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The practical work will be done in November/December. Registration for a group will be at the beginning of November. The final exam can only be taken after successful completion of the practical work. If you have given a presentation, unless you have  received other feedback, you have passed the practical work.



Course dates

Tue13:00 - 16:0010.10.2023 - 23.01.2024Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Wed13:00 - 17:0008.11.2023 - 29.11.2023Computerlabor CH0217 Laboratory Group A
Thu13:00 - 17:0009.11.2023 - 30.11.2023Computerlabor CH0217 Laboratory Group B
Mon13:00 - 17:0013.11.2023 - 04.12.2023Computerlabor CH0217 Laboratory Group C
Tue13:00 - 17:0014.11.2023Computerlabor CH0217 Lab Group A
Selected Topics - Nanoelectronics and Information Technology - Single appointments
Tue10.10.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue17.10.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue24.10.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue31.10.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue07.11.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Wed08.11.202313:00 - 17:00Computerlabor CH0217 Laboratory Group A
Thu09.11.202313:00 - 17:00Computerlabor CH0217 Laboratory Group B
Mon13.11.202313:00 - 17:00Computerlabor CH0217 Laboratory Group C
Tue14.11.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Tue14.11.202313:00 - 17:00Computerlabor CH0217 Lab Group A
Thu16.11.202313:00 - 17:00Computerlabor CH0217 Laboratory Group B
Mon20.11.202313:00 - 17:00Computerlabor CH0217 Laboratory Group C
Tue21.11.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Wed22.11.202313:00 - 17:00Computerlabor CH0217 Laboratory Group A
Thu23.11.202313:00 - 17:00Computerlabor CH0217 Laboratory Group B
Mon27.11.202313:00 - 17:00Computerlabor CH0217 Laboratory Group C
Tue28.11.202313:00 - 16:00Seminarraum 362 - 1 Lecture
Wed29.11.202313:00 - 17:00Computerlabor CH0217 Laboratory Group A
Thu30.11.202313:00 - 17:00Computerlabor CH0217 Laboratory Group B
Mon04.12.202313:00 - 17:00Computerlabor CH0217 Laboratory Group C

Examination modalities

Presentation of the simulation project; oral exam. The oral exam consists of parts with each lecturer. At the end of the course exam dates will be offered, if possible, where all parts of the exam can be taken. After that, dates may be arranged with the lecturers individually.


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Tue11:00 - 12:0011.02.2025Besprechungsraum 362 - 2 oral29.01.2025 08:00 - 09.02.2025 22:00TISSPrüfung - Alle Teile
Thu11:00 - 12:0027.02.2025Seminarraum 362 - 1 oral29.01.2025 08:00 - 25.02.2025 22:00TISSPrüfung - Alle Teile

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
04.09.2023 00:00 17.10.2023 23:59 30.10.2023 23:59


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
033 235 Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Mandatory elective
066 434 Materials Sciences Not specified


Handouts of the presented slides are provided in TUWEL while the course advances.

R. Waser, Nanoelectronics and Information Technology, Advanced Electronic Materials and Novel Devices, Wiley-VCH, 3rd Edition, 2012.

Preceding courses