Last Updated: 2/8/2017
Lecture: TR 12:10-1:30pm, 416 Phyics
Office Hour: W 1-2pm, 207 Physics & by appointments
Main Website: http://canvas.ucdavis.edu
Prof. Kai Liu, 207 Physics; 752-4109;
This 3 unit course is intended to introduce graduate students to state-of-the-art nanofabrication techniques and physical properties of magnetic nanostructures. Particular emphasis will be put on those techniques available on campus. First, various types of nanofabrication techniques, their capabilities and limitations in achieving magnetic nanostructures, will be discussed. Specifically, I will cover physical and chemical deposition (vacuum basics, sputtering, evaporation, MBE, pulsed laser deposition, electrodeposition) and nanopatterning techniques (photo- and e-beam lithography, x-ray lithography, laser interference lithography, scanning probe lithography, step growth methods, nanoimprint, shadow masks, radiation damage, self-assembled structures, and the use of nanotemplates). Then I will review the common methods for structural, chemical, and magnetic characterizations (x-ray and electron diffraction, electron microscopy, EDX, SQUID, VSM, AGM). Physical properties of these nanostructures will be discussed, including properties of single nanodots, magnetic interactions in arrays, magnetic behavior of nanostructured wires, magneto-transport phenomena, and properties of hybrid systems. Some lab demonstrations and/or experiments will be included.
Other reference books / reviews:
Thin Film Processes II, John Vossen & Werner Kern, Eds. Academic Press.
Magnetic Nanostructures , Hari Singh Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers.
Elements of X-ray Diffraction , B. D. Cullity & S. R. Stock, 3rd Ed., Prentice Hall.
Thin Film Analysis by X-Ray Scattering, Mario Birkholz, Wiley-VCH.
Materials Processing Handbook, Joanna R. Groza, James F. Shackelford, Enrique J. Lavernia, Michael T. Powers, CRC
"Ordered magnetic nanostructures: fabrication and properties", J. I. Martin, J. Nogues, Kai Liu, J. L. Vicent, and I. K. Schuller,
topical review, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 256, 443 (2003).
(Subject to change)
Evaporation & Chemical Deposition
Lab Demo: Vacuum systems, Sputtering & Electrodeposition
Cleanroom tour &
Center for Nano-MicroManufacturing (Meet at 1125 Kemper Hall)
Scanning Probe & Step Growth
Nanoimprint, Shadow Mask, Self Assembly
Lab Demonstration: x-ray diffraction
Lab Demonstration: 214 Physics