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Syllabus for

Academic year
MCC130 - Graphene science and technology  
Grafenvetenskap och -teknik
Syllabus adopted 2015-02-20 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPNAT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics

Teaching language: English
Application code: 18118
Open for exchange students: Yes
Block schedule: C
Maximum participants: 30

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0114 Examination 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c   16 Jan 2020 am SB_MU   07 Apr 2020 am DIST   27 Aug 2020 pm J

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MPNAT NANOTECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)


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In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Introductory level of Quantum Physics and Solid State Physics.


Graphene and other two-dimensional materials are a group of new nanomaterials that hold high potential in future electronics. They are also highly interesting for fundamental physics. The aim is thus to familiarize students with graphene science and technology, ranging from graphene material properties, physics, synthesis to device fabrication/application, and obtain insights for future nanotechnology.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Following the course, you should be able to
- describe the basic graphene properties such as high mobility, transparency, and understand why it is important for future electronics.
- describe major synthesis technologies (chemical vapor deposition, epitaxy on SiC, exfoliation, chemical methods) and their advantages/disadvantages, and get hand-on clean room experiences on chemical vapor deposition.
- describe the characterization technologies of graphene material, and can properly choose the appropriate method according to various needs, as well as judge the quality of graphene based on the measurements.
- describe the mechanism of graphene transistors, including advantages/drawbacks in high frequency and logic applications.
- describe graphene transparent electrodes, especially in GaN optoelectronics and flexible electronics; understand the environmental issues in transparent electronics and analyze the possible solutions based on graphene.
- describe the basics for the application of low cost, chemically derived graphene in printed electronics.
- describe other applications of graphene (e.g. bio, mechanical).
- understand and describe the sp2 hybridized electronic structure/energy bands of graphene and do some simple analysis.
- understand and describe the quantum Hall effect and do some calculation. Know several other quantum phenomena in graphene.
- describe some basics of other related two-dimensional materials such as BN and MoS2: why they are interesting, what the potential applications are.


The course will contain lectures on different prospects for graphene and other two-dimensional materials, including synthesis, material characterization, physics, and electronic applications. The lectures will be supplemented with problem solving classes and laboratory exercises (involving clean room activities).


The course includes a series of lectures and problem solving classes. There are laboratory exercises on chemical vapor deposition of graphene.


Lecture notes and handouts.

Examination including compulsory elements

Written exam. Oral and written reports of student group work with laboratory exercises.

Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.