Nanoscience and Technology MicroMasters

What you will learn:
- Essential physics of transistors, including modern nanoscale transistors.
- How to design high-performance nanoelectronics.
- Technology considerations and circuit applications.
- How to model modern photonic nanostructures and fiber optics.
- How to account for quantum transport phenomena in nanoscale devices and spintronics.

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Introduction to Quantum Transport (edX)

This course introduces the non-equilibrium Green’s function (NEGF) method widely used to describe quantum effects in nanoscale devices, along with its applications to spintronic devices. This course introduces the Schrödinger equation, using the tight-binding method to discuss the concept of bandstructure and E(k) relations, followed by an introduction to [...]

Fundamentals of Current Flow (edX)

Gain a new perspective on electron flow in solids with this insightful introduction. Very different from what is taught in standard courses, "Fundamentals of Current Flow" provides a unified conceptual framework for ballistic and diffusive transport of both electrons and phonons - essential information for understanding nanoelectronic [...]

Fiber Optic Communications (edX)

Mar 28th 2022
Fiber Optic Communications (edX)
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Learn about the fundamentals of fiber optic communications, with emphasis on the historical background, current practice, and future directions. This course will aim to introduce students to the fundamentals of fiber optic communications, which constitute the backbone of the internet.

Fundamentals of Transistors (edX)

Feb 14th 2022
Fundamentals of Transistors (edX)
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This course develops a simple framework for understanding the essential physics of transistors, including modern nanoscale transistors. Important technology considerations and circuit applications are also discussed. The transistor has been called the greatest invention of the 20th century - it enabled the electronics systems that have shaped the world [...]

Nanophotonic Modeling (edX)

Learn a comprehensive set of simulation techniques to predict the performance of photonic nanostructures. This engineering course is an introduction to photonic materials and devices structured on the wavelength scale. Generally, these systems will be characterized as having critical dimensions at the nanometer scale. These can include nanophotonic, plasmonic, [...]

Semiconductor Fundamentals (edX)

Jan 10th 2022
Semiconductor Fundamentals (edX)
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From smartphones to satellites, semiconductors are everywhere. Tying together physics, chemistry, and electrical engineering, this easy-to-follow introduction provides the background needed to understand devices such as transistors and solar cells. This course provides the essential foundations required to understand the operation of semiconductor devices such as transistors, diodes, solar [...]