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Science and Technology of Nanolithography

11 days
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About

Science and Technology of Nanolithography at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam relates to current developments in society (chip shortages!) and to the leading position of The Netherlands in the nanolithography world.

Overview

Science and Technology of Nanolithography at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam covers the surprisingly rich physics behind some of the fundamental processes occurring in Nanolithography. These range from the interaction of intense laser light with metals, the generation of plasmas, the generation of EUV light in plasmas, the creation of good mirrors out of badly reflecting materials, (sub-)nm metrology on semiconductor structures and the light sources needed for such metrology.

Key facts:

In state-of-the-art nanolithography a mask containing the layout of a computer chip is imaged, using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light, onto a thin layer of photo-resist on top of a semiconductor wafer from which the computer chips are fabricated. In this summer course we will follow the path that the light in said state-of-the-art nanolithography takes, and also address the challenges of

Programme Structure

By the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  • Reproduce and apply new, advanced physics concepts from areas relevant in nanolithography such as advanced optics, plasma physics, surface science, high-harmonic generation, and new concepts in metrology.
  •  Apply and combine basic and advanced physics concepts and new paradigms (e.g. also from BSc courses on solid state physics; atomic, molecular and optical physics) to analyse and solve concrete problems that transcend individual physics domains in state-of-the-art nanolithography, specifically in the nanolithography fields of: Optics for extreme ultraviolet light; Laser-driven plasma light sources; Optical inspection and metrology; Thin films and surfaces and their interactions with light.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 11 days

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

Early Bird Deadline: 15 March

Credits

3 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is suitable for BSc level physics students (being either advanced in their BSc studies or having finished BSc) as well as for more senior, MSc students. Talented post-MSc students are also welcome. 
  • It is not necessary to provide us with proof of your English. We do expect your English to be sufficient to understand classes and course literature.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.
  • EU/EEA

    950 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 950 EUR for the full programme during 11 days.
  • VU Students/PhD candidates and employees of VU Amsterdam* or an Aurora Network Partner: €650 
  • Students at Partner Universities of VU Amsterdam: €500
  • Students and PhD candidates at non-partner universities of VU Amsterdam : €950
  • Professionals: €1150 

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

If you have been accepted to VU Amsterdam Summer School and have paid the tuition fee, but due to unforeseen circumstances need to cancel, the following refunds will be given:

  • Cancellation before 1 May: 100% of total fee will be refunded
  • Cancellation before 1 June: 50% of total fee will be refunded
  • Cancellation after 1 June: no refund will be given
Costs such as travel arrangement will not be refunded. We therefore suggest to wait with booking your travel arrangements until May.

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