4B7 Laboratory Coursework Information (2011-12)

Last updated:-  09:27 on 01 May, 2012

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The coursework submitted for 4B7 counts for 25% of the available credit for the module.  You are recommended to do both experiments, as both have relevance to the course; however, only one report may be submitted for credit.

For each experiment, please make the report at most four pages long. You may include extra pages of data, graphs and images above the total. 

The deadline for handing in your report for the coursework items described below was 5pm on Monday 30 April 2012.  On Tuesday 1 May, 14 undergrad + 2 graduate reports has been submitted, matching the number who carried out at least one experiment.  The reports have been anonymised by removing part of the cover sheet and applying a numeric code.  For this reason, the table below has not been completed. 

Specimen write-ups (taken from previous years) have now been posted electronically.  The primary purpose of these is to help with revision, since it will not be possible to mark and return candidates' own write-ups before the 4B7 exam.  The reports posted may not be identical to what is expected this year, since the lab sheets are updated periodically.


In 2012 the 4B7 exam is scheduled for Tuesday 8th May, 9-10.30.


Writing up does not get easier with the passage of time, and we would strongly recommend that you begin this without delay, while the memory of the experiment is fresh.

Please submit reports to the EIETL (Mr Gautrey) - they may be posted in the coursework cabinet on the landing outside. Your write-up MUST be accompanied by a properly completed coursework cover sheet, which most of you will have received at the experiment. These will also be available from Mr Gautrey in the EIETL.  In the event you cannot obtain one this way, please visit the Teaching Office to collect a cover sheet. Reports submitted without a cover sheet cannot be accepted for credit. Please make sure your cover sheet is clearly marked with your details and the name of the responsible member of staff:

    Electrical characterisation .. Mr Chuah
    Microscopical examination .. Dr Holburn

Description

Two laboratory experiments have been organised for the 4B7 Module. These are:

The Microscopical Examination option will be done by groups of 4 or 5;  we expect there will be sufficient opportunities for all who wish to do it, even if they choose to write up the other experiment.

1. Scanning Electron Microscopical Examination of CMOS Circuit (2 hours)

The main sessions are available for groups of nominally 4 (preferred, 5 absolute maximum), and are being run with kind assistance from Mr Bernie Breton & Dr Nicholas Caldwell. 

Joining instructions

The sessions will be held in the SEM lab, Room 40, Electrical Engineering Division, 9 J J Thomson Avenue, Cambridge.  Please note: this is on the West Cambridge site, about a 15 minute bike ride from CUED.  Map reference is here (location 3).  Please don't be late!

They will take place on:

You must book a session in advance for this experiment.  A CamTools (Eng. Tripos 4B7) On-line booking sheet will be made live from Wednesday 22nd FebruaryPlease sign up. 

Please organise yourselves into groups of up to 4 (5 maximum) and mark your names in one of the available slots.  Note: if you sign up in a stand-by slot for this experiment, it does not guarantee you a place.  Capacity is strictly limited to 5.  You may be able to convert your stand-by booking to a firm one if another student relinquishes their place, but this cannot be guaranteed..
A lab-sheet will be issued and a  write-up will be required from each student wishing to use this experiment to qualify for coursework credit.  You will need to hand in the lab-sheet as well.
Note: it will not be possible to organise catch-up or additional sessions for this experiment.

There is a PDF document showing some relevant images (beware, 2 Mbyte download)

The lab sheet is available as a PDF  (1 Mbyte download).  for 2012.

2. Electrical Characterisation of CMOS Ring Oscillator (2 hours)

This will normally be done in groups of two, though it may be possible to do the experiment singly if you prefer, depending upon capacity.  We expect to be able to provide three stations to carry out this experiment, i.e. enough for three simultaneous groups of two.

Joining instructions

The experiment has being set up in the EIET Lab, on the 1st floor of the Inglis Building.  You will need to book a session.  A CamTools (Eng. Tripos 4B7) On-line booking sheet will go live from Wednesday 22nd February - please sign up.

Sessions are available at the following times, with a demonstrator attending:-

1300-1500 on Monday 5 March
1400-1600 on Tuesday 6 March
1400-1600 on Wednesday 7 March
1400-1600 on Thursday 8 March 

Catch-up sessions without demonstrator support are possible at other times during the week, but you are expected to sign up for a scheduled session.

Three stations will be available on each day. Please organise yourselves into groups of two and enter group names in the chosen slots. A lab-sheet will be issued and a write-up will be required from each student wishing to use this experiment to qualify for coursework credit. Students involved are shown in the tables below.

The lab sheet is available as a PDF.  for 2012.

Initial Assignment of module members to experiments

Students involved are shown in the tables below (Electrical Characterisation sign-up details will be updated at the end of this week).

Candidates for Part II B

CRSid Family
Name
Given Name

Coll

SEM
Signedanswer_bad.gif (127 bytes)answer_good.gif (134 bytes)
up

Electrical
Signedanswer_good.gif (134 bytes)answer_bad.gif (127 bytes)
up

SEM
(D/M)

Elec(D/M)

SEM
done

Elec
done

Date rec'd

Cover

sa514 Alavifard S.
Sam CHU   answer_good.gif (134 bytes)   8/3   Y   -
da309 Amos D. Dall CHU   answer_good.gif (134 bytes)   6/3   Y   -
db483 Barnard D. DAn M answer_good.gif (134 bytes) answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 8/3 6/3 Y Y   -
jdb66 Bassett J.D. Jon CHR answer_good.gif (134 bytes) answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 5/3 8/3 Y Y   -
kgh24 Hagyard K.G. Keith DOW answer_good.gif (134 bytes) answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 5/3 7/3 Y Y   -
slh73 Hodgson S.L. Stephen HO answer_good.gif (134 bytes) answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 5/3 6/3 Y Y   -
rk393 Kamdar R.D. Rohan EM answer_good.gif (134 bytes) answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 7/3 8/3 Y Y   -
jl540 Lawes J.M. Jonny JN   answer_good.gif (134 bytes)   7/3   Y   -
yl382 Lei Y. Yutian SID answer_good.gif (134 bytes) answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 7/3 5/3 Y Y   -
yl379 Luo Y. Lydia G answer_good.gif (134 bytes) answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 8/3 5/3 Y Y   -
as918 Sivaramakrishnan A. Animish CHR answer_good.gif (134 bytes) answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 5/3 8/3 Y Y   -
hdpw2 Williams H.D.P. Hugh M answer_good.gif (134 bytes) answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 8/3 7/3 Y Y    
qz227 Zhang Q. Qian LC answer_good.gif (134 bytes) answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 8/3 5/3 Y Y    
yz310 Zhang Y. York Y answer_good.gif (134 bytes) answer_good.gif (134 bytes) 8/3 5/3 Y Y    
                      -

Total: 13

Candidates for Progress Exam (Graduate students - provisional list)

CRSid Name  

Coll

Signed up Elec

SEM

Elec
done

SEM done Date
rec'd
Cover
md584 Drapeko M. Maksim CHU

 answer_good.gif (134 bytes)

-

-

  5/3 1/5  
hm446 Ma H. Hanbin CHU

 answer_good.gif (134 bytes)

 6/3  5/3  1/5  
   

                   
                   
                   

Total : 2

Email aliases

To send to multiple recipients you probably need to clipboard from the lists below.   The click-on URLs don't seem to work fully with the email packages I have tried.

All names known

sa514, da309, db483, jdb66, md584, kgh24, slh73, rk393, jl540, yl382, yl379, hm446, as918, hdpw2, qz227, yz310

All  undergrads

sa514, da309, db483, jdb66, kgh24, slh73, rk393, jl540, yl382, yl379, as918, hdpw2, qz227, yz310

All Graduates

md584, hm446

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