Introduction to Nanoscience

Course Description

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.

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

Seminars and workshops

Week by Week Schedule

  1. Quantum mechanics in one dimension; Free electron; Wavefunctions; Tunneling; Potential well
  2. Quantum mechanics in one dimension; Free electron; Wavefunctions; Tunneling; Potential well
  3. Quantum mechanics - harmonic oscillator; Spherically symmetric central potential; Quantum numbers
  4. Perturbation theory; Variational approach; Quasi classical approximation
  5. Electron spin; Multielectron atoms; System of particles; Vibrational and rotational states
  6. Quantization in nanostructures; Number and density of states for nanostructures
  7. Electron in periodic potential; Quantum dots and superlattices
  8. Midterm exam
  9. Nanostructured materials - basic nanostructures
  10. Nanostructured materials - basic nanostructures
  11. Nanostructured materials - basic nanostructures
  12. Nanostructured materials - basic nanostructures
  13. Nanostructured materials - basic nanostructures
  14. Nanostructured materials - basic nanostructures
  15. Final exam

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Literature

(.), Amretashis Sengupta • Chandan Kumar Sarkar Editors: Introduction to Nano Basics to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015,
(.), S. Kurajica, S. Lučić Blagojević: Uvod u nanotehnologiju, Hrvatsko društvo kemijskih inženjera i tehnologa, 2017.,
(.), L. Bistričić: Uvod u nanoznanost (materijali na webu),

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General

ID 223721
  Winter semester
5 ECTS
L3 English Level
L1 e-Learning
45 Lectures