E281: Thin Film Science for Materials Scientists and Electrical Engineers

This course covers the materials science and processing of thin film coatings that incorporates fundamental knowledge of materials transport, accumulation, defects and epitaxy. Through this course, an understanding of the fundamental physical and chemical processes which are involved in crystal growth and thin film fabrication will be gained. Important synthesis and processing techniques used for the fabrication of electronic and photonic devices will be discussed. Finally, this course will provide an understanding of how material characteristics are influenced by processing and deposition conditions. This course is designed to directly addresses current challenges and future needs of the semiconductor and coating industries.