Introduction to Thin Film Technology (Autumn 2021)

Thin films are present everywhere in society today. In fact, the world would be a very different place without them. These films are vital for the making of chips in computers/cell phones, as well as for solar cells and flat screens. They are also used as hard coatings on cutting tools, optical coatings on windows panes, anti-bacterial coatings in medical accessories, and barrier coating in food packaging.

The general aim of this course is to provide basic knowledge on how thin films are synthesized. A brief summary of the most commonly used techniques for thin films synthesis is first presented. After this, focus will be given to the vacuum-based techniques. These include evaporation, sputtering, chemical vapour deposition and atomic layer deposition. To facilitate the understanding of these techniques, the concept of vacuum and the fundamentals of plasma and vacuum technology will be initially introduced.

Here you can find more information about the course (syllabus 2021 in English)

Duration of the course: 4 weeks

Pace/tempo of the course: 15 to 20 hours a week

Starting date: 19th November 2021

Maximum of participants: 50

Responsible: Doc. Tomas Nyberg, Division of Solid-State Electronics, Department of  Electrical Engineering, The Ångström  Laboratory;  070250790; 

Last modified: 2022-12-28