Introduction to Graphene Science and Technology - Chalmers University of TechnologyedX
What you'll learn on the course
What is graphene? Graphene is the world’s first 2-dimensional material and is the thinnest, strongest, and most flexible material known to exist. A special form of carbon, graphene can conduct electricity and heat better than anything else. The course will introduce you to the exciting world of graphene science and technology. You will learn about the fundamentals of graphene and how this material offers new insights into nanotechnology and quantum physics. You will also learn about emerging practical applications for graphene. Topics covered include material properties, electronics, physics, physical chemistry, synthesis and device fabrication and application. In order to benefit fully from this course you should have an adequate knowledge of general physics and university level mathematics. Graphene offers a wealth of potential future applications; in composites, solar cells, sensors, superchargers, etc. The list is endless. This course takes a closer look at the particular potential graphene offers within electronics, e.g. optoelectronic devices using graphene produced via chemical vapor deposition (CVD), an industrially compatible technique. You should expect to devote 6 hours weekly to the course. Each week features a series of lecture sequences supported by interactive video tutorials and interspersed exercises or problems. Students will work on a homework assignment or quiz each week. We offer an Honor Code Certificate. Content was developed at Chalmers University of Technology. Chalmers is the coordinator of the Graphene Flagship, EUs biggest research initiative ever. At the Chalmers Graphene Centre research and industry cooperate in the field to achieve interplay and synergies.
What you'll learn
What you'll learn
- Explain how to perform graphene material synthesis experiments
- Assess if and how graphene can be used in different electronic products to improve, enhance or add new properties
- Comprehend scientific articles on graphene research
- Identify existing and new areas of graphene application and evaluate its potential
- Evaluate whether or not graphene can contribute to your career advancement – be it in academia or industry
Jie Sun Jie Sun is Assistant Professor in the Quantum Device Physics Laboratory of the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience, at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Jie Sun holds two PhD degrees from the Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Solid State Physics Division, Lund University, respectively. His major is in semiconductors and carbon materials and devices. HHH Jie Sun focuses particularly on III-V and Si semiconductors, high-k dielectrics, ballistic and quantum transport and carbon electronics. Currently, he is responsible for CVD of graphene and its applications. He has published over 70 papers, of which 60 are covered by Web of Knowledge (h-index 14). He now teaches the first ever masters course in Graphene science and technology at Chalmers University of Technology, launched in the autumn 2014.