676 Foundation of Growth Techniques, 4 hr., 4 cr.
Prereq: Graduate standing and permission of department
Topics include: basics of vacuum science and technology, thermodynamics and kinetics of growth, introduction to phase diagrams, bulk growth and think film growth, including physical vapor deposition (PVE), hydride PVE, chemical vapor deposition (CVD), pulsed laser deposition (PLD), molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), and atomic layer deposition (ALD). Students will learn basics of materials science, physics, and instrumentation required to "grow" various materials with the emphasis on semiconductor thin films.