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Nanotechnology: Fundamentals of Nanotransistors Course by Purdue University

Electronics has shaped the modern world and this has been made possible by the fastest growing technology called Nanotechnology. Purdue University is currently offering an online course of Nanotechnology for all students belong to engineering field. This course aims to offer an in-depth knowledge about the fundamentals of Nano transistors.

The course covers the basics concepts of Nano technology such as the understanding of nanotransistors and its operation. By doing this course students will learn how the flow of electrons result in a practical device. This course begins on January 25, 2016 and ends on March 14, 2016



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Course At A Glance

  • Length: 8 weeks
  • Effort: 6 hours/week
  • Subject: Engineering
  • Institution: Purdue University
  • Languages: English
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: Free
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  • Certificate Available: Yes
  • Session: January 25, 2016

Providers’ Details:

Purdue University has teamed up with EdX to bring this Nanotechnology: Fundamentals of Nanotransistors. Purdue University is consistently ranked as the best university which aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world.

EdX is a not-for-profit massive online course provider and an enterprise composed of 30 leading global institutions, the xConsortium, focused on transforming online and on-campus learning on an open source platform.

About This Course

This course will began with the basic concepts of transistors’ fundamentals and then proceed by the advanced topics like how to relate the nano transistors with the nano devices and also the operations of nano transistors. In this course participants will also learn about the ballistic transistors and the flow of electrons in the modern transistors on the basis of Landauer Approach. This course will provide the understanding of MOSFETs.

Nano means small (10^-9 m) but of high potency, emerging with large applications piercing through all the discipline of knowledge, leading to industrial and technological growth and Nanotechnology is a catch-all phrase for materials and devices that operate at the nanoscale. This course will provide the complete knowledge of all such terms, that’s why plays an important role in today’s scenario.

Why Take This Course?

This course will provide the clear understanding of Nanotechnology and nano transistors. This course is free, online, globally recognized and will give you tremendous benefits in future.

Participants will receive an instructor-signed certificate with the institution’s logo to verify your achievement. The course is rich in high-quality text, images, video, audio and interactive elements to support your learning.

Learning Outcomes

After the completion of this course participants will learn:

  • About transistor fundamentals
  • About MOS electrostatics in one and two dimensions
  • The transmission theory of the MOSFET and its relation to traditional and Virtual Source transistor models
  • About the Landauer Approach to understand the electron transportation


  • Mark Lundstrom
    The Don and Carol Scifres Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University
  • Piyush Dak
    Teaching Assistant, pursuing a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering under the guidance of Professor Muhammad Ashraful Alam at Purdue University
  • Evan Witkoske
    Pursuing a PhD degree in Electrical Engineering under the instruction of Professor Mark S. Lundstrom at Purdue University


  • Basic understanding of semiconductor
  • No familiarity with electronics or transistors is assumed

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