Courses of year 2015


Oxide Electronics: from conventional to multifilamentary conduction mechanisms

Lecturer: Prof. Enrique Mirand (Escola d'Enginyeria, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

Schedule:

  • Lecture 1: Tue April 14 – 15:00-17:00 – Aula FA-1C; 17:00-18:30 Lab Canali
    Conventional electron transport mechanisms in thin oxides: Schottky, Poole-Frenkel, Tunneling, Space Charge Limited, Trap-assisted conduction.?(2 hours theory + 1.15 hour practice)
  • Lecture 2: Wed April 15 – 14:00-16:00 – Aula FA-2A; 16:00-17:30 Lab Canali
    Oxide degradation (charge trapping, Stress Induced Leakage Current, NBTI) and breakdown. Fundamentals of oxide reliability analysis (Time-to-breakdown, Poisson and Weibull distrib.). Post-breakdown conduction mechanisms (Variable Range Hopping, Coulomb blockade, Non-linear resistance networks, Quantum point contact, etc). (2 hours theory + 1.15 hour practice)
  • Lecture 3: Fri April 17 - 14:00-16:00 – Aula FA-1C; 16:00-17:30 Lab Canali
    Localization of failure events in capacitors and transistors (AFM, SEM, EBIC, IR, SCM, electric methods).?Analysis of multiple failure events using spatial statistics.?Introduction to the Spatstat package for the R language. (2 hours theory + 1.15 hour practice)
  • Lecture 4: Mon April 20 - 9:00-11:00 – Aula F (Fisica); 11:00-12:30 Lab Canali
    Memristors and memristive systems.?Resistive switching effect. Filamentary conduction models. Applications to devices and circuits.?(2 hours theory + 1.15 hour practice)
  • Exam (2 hours) Tuesday April 21 - starting 14.30 – Aula P1.1

Program:

Exam:
Not yet defined

CFD: 0


Designing and planning radio dispatching systems to meet Public Security Communication requirements including interoperability

Lecturer: Prof. Henryk Gierszal (Adam Mickiewicz University, PoznaÅ„, Poland Faculty of Physics, Division of Applied Informatics)

Schedule:

  • Lecture 1: June 23 – 9:00-12:00 - Room P2.7 (ex Fa2G): Mobile Communications 2G-3G-4G
  • Lecture 2: June 24 – 9:00-12:00 - Room P2.7 (ex Fa2G): Examples of network planning: radio PMR and fixed fibre optics

Program:

Radio dispatching systems are very important for Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) organizations as well as for operational purposes of many companies like the energy sector. In this course the experiences in planning TETRA and DMR networks will be presented. The planning efforts include radio propagation issues, organizational constraints and business limitations.Beside those narrowband systems that are attractive due to maturity or price, a significant trend is observed to develop broadband systems. During this lecture needs identified by PPDR entities as well different approaches to acquire the broadband trunking networks will be shown. As an example the eLTE system by Huawei will be described. Another challenge is to ensure the interoperability among different Public Security Communication (PSC) networks and organizations. Some solutions for interoperability that are based on outcomes of 7th Framework Programme (FP7) projects, will be presented.

Exam:
Not yet defined

CFD: 5


Academic English Workshop I - 2015

Lecturer:

Schedule:

  • 08/10  9:00-13:00 - aula IV matematica
  • 09/10  9:00-13:00 - aula FA 1D
  • 15/10  9:00-12:00 - aula FA 0A (lab Multimediale)
  • 20/10  9:00-13:00 - aula FA 0A (lab Multimediale)

Program:
Basic English grammar for academic research

Exam:
Not yet defined

CFD: 3


Academic English Workshop II - 2015

Lecturer:

Schedule:

  • 22/10  9:00-13:00  - aula IV matematica
  • 23/10  9:00-13:00 - aula FA 1D
  • 29/10  9:00-12:00 - aula IV matematica
  • 6/11    9:00-13:00 - aula FA 1D

Program:
Advanced English grammar for academic research

Exam:
Not yet defined

CFD: 3