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  Nanoscale Science and Technology is concerned with fundamental and applied aspects of the information technology of the next 10-20 years. The scaling down of semiconductor technology into the nanometre range is presently leading to a whole new world of components and systems where quantum phenomena influence, or even determine, the behaviour of electronic, optical superconducting and molecular devices.

Research in physics and chemistry has developed methods for building structures atom-by-atom, molecule-by-molecule, via controlled instruments or self-assembling processes. Many future applications in telecommunications, computing, information systems, natural and artificial biosystems and medicine will be based on research and development in nanoscale technologies - at the interface between physics, chemistry, biology and computer science. Knowledge of these fields will therefore be important both at university and in industry. This Master of Science programme at Chalmers is intended for dedicated students who want to deepen their understanding of modern Physics and Nanoscale Science with applications in Information Technology, Materials Science, Biotechnology, Computer Science and Medicine.

Entry requirements
The programme assumes that all students have a B.Sc degree, or the equivalent, preferably with a major in Physics, and have passed introductory courses in Electromagnetic Field Theory, Quantum Physics, Thermal Physics and Solid State Physics. Exceptions can be made for highly qualified students (proven knowledge in physics) from related fields on an individual basis. Such fields could be e.g. Electrical Engineering with a major in Microelectronics, or Mechanical Engineering with a major in Materials Science or Mechatronics.
Further requirements are working knowledge of a modern computer language and training in electrical measurements and instrumentation at the undergraduate level. Applicants also must show proficiency in English, e.g. by a TOEFL test (minimum 550, or 213 computer based).

The number of students is limited to 30.

Subjects in the program: The compulsory courses are "Fundamentals of Micro and Nano Technology", "Quantum Engineering", "Nanoscale Science", "Modelling and Fabrication of Nanodevices", "Superconductivity and Low-Temperature Physics", "Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics", and at least one of the two courses "Quantum Informatics" and "Nano/bioscience information processing"
The compulsory courses form the nanoscience and nanotechnology platform. The students then form their own scientific profile through their choices of elective courses and subject of master thesis work. Such profiles could be nanodevices, nanoelectronics, photonics, micro/nano processing, semiconductor materials, nanotechnology for infomation technology, quantum mechanics, etc.
All elective courses in the programme plan are regular elective courses of the Physics and Engineering Physics programme. Moreover, the students can choose from the elective courses of the Physics and Engineering Physics programme which are not specifically liated in the programme plan for Nanoscale Science and Technology. More information is given on the internal home page of the programme

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