The objective is to enhance the knowledge of the participants in the area of advanced lithography and device fabrication, particularly how lithography technique is used for fabrication of semiconductor devices. In addition, and considering that photoresists are key materials for lithography applications, the participants will be educated with the resists technology and the current trend. The current global market size of semiconductor devices are approaching multi billion dollars. Starting from hi-tech applications including aerospace, defence etc to daily life requirements, semiconductor devices are inevitable. There will be discussion on how the advancement in this area will meet our national strategic needs as well as improve country’s economy with creation of many jobs. The audience will be exposed to the experienced individuals involved in device fabrication. Detailed description on functioning and importance of cleanroom will be another emphasis. Hence, the school will provide a platform for an in-depth discussion on the current technologies, tools, strategies and various challenges as well as their possible remedies which will certainly benefit young minds from academic and R&D institutions.
Who can attend this school?
The school will be open for Faculty members/ Students of engineering/ science colleges, practitioner from industries and other organizations.
How many applicants will be considered?
Maximum of 40 applicants will be selected for this school as the aim is provide a platform not only for listening lectures but to ensure intense interaction with the experts. Initially, all participants will be provided hands on training on basic lithography technology and device fabrication for four days. On fifth day, an exam will be conducted. The candidates will be given exposure to many state-of art instrumental techniques often used in the area of lithography, characterization and device fabrication. The participants will be divided into small groups and demonstrations/hands-on training will be given to each individual group so that each participant gets sufficient exposure to these techniques.
1-2 hours demonstration on imaging using Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM).
Similarly, 1-2 hours demonstration on high –resolution TEM.
Demonstration on X-ray photo-electron spectroscopy (XPS).
Demonstration on thin film formation using spin-coater and characterization.
Demonstration on optical lithography (both 365nm &248 nm)
Demonstration on electron beam lithography (EBL).
Demonstration of 100 clean room facility.
There will be many such demonstrations. Again, the objective of this school is to provide ample opportunity to each participant to have interaction with the speakers/instructors closely and, to give them full exposure to modern instrumental techniques. All participants will be provided with the certificates.
Topics of discussion and demonstration:
Application can be submitted by sending email with CV to email@example.com
Mandi is a small town at the center of Himachal Pradesh, on the way to the popular resorts of Kullu and Manali. The main campus of IIT Mandi is situated in Kamand vilage, which is 14 kilometers away from Mandi town.
In case of any query, applicants may send email to ID firstname.lastname@example.org
The nearest airport to Mandi is the Kullu Airport at Bhuntar, Dharamshala airport at Gaggal and Chandigarh airport. Flights to Kullu are restricted to only from Delhi, and Shimla.
From Delhi or Chandigarh, one can catch the bus from ISBT (interstate bus terminus).
There are different varieties of bus facilities from Delhi and Chandigarh - ordinary, deluxe and AC buses.
Alternatively, One can also plan to hire a cab or come by personal vehicle.
This distance to Mandi can be covered in approximately 12 hrs from Delhi and 6 hrs from Chandigarh (it depends on traffic on the roads or weather conditions) by bus. Transport to IIT Mandi Kamand campus from Mandi town will be arranged by IIT Mandi.
Accommodation in student hostel will be provided free of cost. However, if any one requires guesthouse facility, same can be provided on payment basis. To mention, IIT Mandi has very good guesthouse facility.
Food will be provided free of cost.
All the instructors of this School are chosen such that they have extensive hands-on experience in lithography, device fabrication and design. They are either from industries or from academic institutes. The final list of instructors will appear on our website shortly