 Knowledge and understanding
The students will learn about the main physical phenomena relevant to lowdimensional semiconductor structures and devices.
The students will study the electronic properties of crystalline semiconductor materials, with particular emphasis on silicon, germanium, and the SiGe alloy system.
The students will learn about the main physical properties of graphene and related twodimensional (2D) materials and how they can be exploited to realize 2D electronic devices.
The students will study some of the physical and mechanical properties of crystalline materials.
The students will learn about the stateoftheart technologies for the fabrication of nanostructures and how they can be used to fabricate electronic devices at the nanoscale for applications in research and industry.
 Apply knowledge and understanding
The students will learn how to recognise relevant physical phenomena in terms of their manifestation in experimental results.
The students will understand how to extract important parameters and figures of merit from experimental transport data.
The students will understand the relevance of mechanical strain, and strain relaxation, on the properties of semiconductors.
The students will be able to extract important parameters and figures of merit of fieldeffect transistors (FETs) based on graphene and related 2D materials, both in dc and at highfrequencies.
The students will be able to evaluate the performance of FETs made of 2D and conventional semiconductor materials.
The students will be able to understand advantages and disadvantages of 2D FETs with respect to conventional Si transistor technology.
The students will be able to design a process flow for the fabrication of electronic devices at the nanoscale.
 Making judgements
The students will understand how to design experiments which can measure relevant parameters and figures of merit.
The students will understand how to physically characterize semiconductor materials.
The students will have the ability to compare different transistor technologies in terms of their applications in electronics.
The students will have the ability to select appropriate applications in electronics for FETs based on graphene and related 2D materials.
The students will have the ability to compare different nanofabrication techniques in terms of throughput, resolution, and possible applications in electronics.
 Lifelong learning skills
The students will be capable to autonomously learn how to use novel 2D and nanostructured materials in the development of transistors and electronic circuits.
The students will be capable to autonomously learn the features of new nanofabrication techniques.
The students will be prepared to begin a masters' thesis project in a semiconductor research laboratory.
