Introduction to Nanoscience

Course Description

Introduction to the basic phenomena and ideas of nanoscience and nanotechnology. An overview of basic concepts, a self-contained introduction to quantum mechanics, the science necessary to understand the matter at the "nano" scale. A selective survey of nanostructured materials; basic about the nanostructures, quantum dots, quantum wells, nanowires, their properties and applications. Examples: carbon nanotubes, fulerens, graphene, nanodiamond, nanoonions etc. How to make and to see the nanostructures- the tools of the Nanoscience: an overview of the techniques for the nanofabrication and self-assembly, microscopy, manipulation and measurement - the tools for characterization of nanostructures. Smart materials based on nanostructures, examples of existing applications and potential new ones. Applications in (nano)electronics, (quntum)computing, (nano)biology and (nano)medicine.

General Competencies

In recent years Nanoscience and Nanotechnology has become one of the most important and exciting forefront fields in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering and Biology. The course will acquaint the students with the whole idea of nanoscience and nanotechnology and provide a solid background for the understanding of basic concepts of nanoscience. "Introduction to Nanoscience" will also be ideal as a basic-level, pre-course for many of the new courses now being established in several disciplines, covering the broad field of nanotechnology and nanoscience.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Define and apprehend the basic phenomena and ideas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  2. Explain and understand basic quantum systems.
  3. Explain and understand new properties and behaviour of nanostructures.
  4. Explain and understand that the dependance of the behavior on the particle sizes can allow one to engioneer their properties.
  5. Explain and understand the techniques for the nanofabrication and self-assembly, microscopy, manipulation and measurement - the tools for characterization of nanostructures.
  6. Generalize and understand the broad implications of nanotechnology.
  7. Explain and understand new smart materials based on nanostructures.
  8. Develop the understanding or apprehend the role and consequences of applications in (nano)electronics, (quntum)computing, (nano)biology and (nano)medicine.

Forms of Teaching

Lectures

Lecturers with AV support originated by the laboratories.

Exams

Short quizes.

Consultations

Regular weekly consultations.

Seminars

Individual presentations of specified topics.

Other Forms of Group and Self Study

Seminar, presentation (arbitrarily chosen subject of student's interest)

Internship visits

Visit to Institute "Ruđer Bošković"

Grading Method

Continuous Assessment Exam
Type Threshold Percent of Grade Threshold Percent of Grade
Seminar/Project 0 % 30 % 0 % 0 %
Mid Term Exam: Written 0 % 35 % 0 %
Final Exam: Written 0 % 35 %
Exam: Written 0 % 70 %

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Introduction to nano (world);What is nanoscience? Hystory; Overview of quantum effects and fluctuations in nanostructures.
  2. The fundamental science behind nanoscience. Quantum mehanics-the basics, the uncertainty principle, , Hitachi experiment, Schroedinger equation.
  3. Confined electrons in 1D and 3D; electron tunneling through a potential barrier, hydrogen atom, multielectron atoms, periodni sistem elemenata.
  4. Basic nanostructures - (quantum dots, quantum well, quantum wires).
  5. Tools for measuring and manipulating nanostructures (atomic force microscope,scanning tunneling microscope)
  6. Making nanostructures-an overview of nanofabrication: top down and bottom up approach.
  7. Tools to make (grow) nanostructures (epitaxy (MBE) - atom by atom, litography, ion implantation; chemical method, self-assembly etc).
  8. Middle exam
  9. Tools to characterize and measure different properties of nanostructures: microscopy, spectroscopies (FTIR, Raman)
  10. Tools to characterize and measure different properties of nanostructures: optical and electrical spectroscopy (photoluminescence, IV, CV, DLTS techniques)
  11. The new carbon age (carbon nanowires, fulerens, graphene, nanodiamond, nanoonions,...)
  12. Smart materials, new materials based on nanostructures, new composite materials (polymer-nanostructures);
  13. Examples and applications of nanomaterijals in nanoelectronics, nanocomputing: from a single electron transistors to next generation solar cells, nanocomputers, nanorobots
  14. Examples and applications in nanobiology and nanomedicine, Cancer detecting and fighting nanoparticles, smart drug delivery nanoparticles;
  15. Exam

Study Programmes

University graduate
Computer Engineering (profile)
Mathematics and Science (1. semester)
Computer Science (profile)
Mathematics and Science (1. semester)
Control Engineering and Automation (profile)
Mathematics and Science (1. semester)
Electrical Engineering Systems and Technologies (profile)
Mathematics and Science (1. semester)
Electrical Power Engineering (profile)
Mathematics and Science (1. semester)
Electronic and Computer Engineering (profile)
Mathematics and Science (1. semester)
Electronics (profile)
Mathematics and Science (1. semester)
Information Processing (profile)
Mathematics and Science (1. semester)
Software Engineering and Information Systems (profile)
Mathematics and Science (1. semester)
Telecommunication and Informatics (profile)
Mathematics and Science (1. semester)
Wireless Technologies (profile)
Mathematics and Science (1. semester)

Literature

S. M. Lindsay (2010.), Introduction to Nanoscience, Oxford University Press
M. Ratner D. Ratner (2003.), Nanotechnology, Prentice Hall
Carl C. Koch (2002.), Nanostructured Materials, Noyes Publications

Grading System

ID 83934
  Winter semester
4 ECTS
L1 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lecturers
0 Exercises
0 Laboratory exercises

General

85 Excellent
75 Very Good
60 Good
50 Acceptable