ECE 39595 - Introduction to NanotechnologyLecture Hours: 3 Credits: 3
Experimental Course Offered: Spring 2019
MA 26100; MA 26600 or MA 26200; PHYS 27200 or PHYS 24100; CHM 11500
Requisites by Topic:
Basic physics, chemistry and mathematics; calculus, differential equations
The "staggeringly small world" of devices with atomic scale size is the world of nanotechnology today. This interdisciplinary course offers an introduction to nanotechnology for undergraduate students in science and engineering. The students will develop understanding of interdisciplinary nature of nanotechnology and utilize concepts in physics, chemistry and mechanics to describe and analyze unique properties of nanoscale objects. The course will provide the opportunity to get exposed to highly interdisciplinary nature of this scientific field.
- Nano: The Essentials, T. Pradeep, Tata McGraw-Hill, 2007.
- The Science of Nanotechnology: An Introductory Text, Luanne Tilstra, S. Allen Broughton, Robin S. Tanke, Daniel Jelski, Valentina French, Guoping Zhang, Alexander K. Popov, Arthur B. Western and Thomas F. George, Nova Science, 2008.
- Nanopackaging: nanotechnologies and electronics packaging, James E. Morris, Springer, 2008.
- Nanostructures and Nanomaterials, Guozhong Cao, World Scientific, 2004.
- Plenty of Room at the Bottom, Richard P. Feynman.
Learning Outcomes:A student who successfully fulfills the course requirements will have demonstrated:
- an ability to define major types of nanoparticles and their sources. 
- an ability to Illustrate by simple calculations unique physical properties of nanoscale objects, e.g. calculate de Broglie wavelength, surface energy, melting point. 
- an ability to describe basic nanostructure measurement methods.. 
- an ability to give examples of economic benefits of nanotechnology (e.g. for petroleum industry). 
- an ability to describe approaches for managing health and environmental risks.. 
|1||Course overview. What is NANO? Introduction to nano- and quantum worlds. Nanotechnology today.|
|2||Basics of quantum physics. De Broglie waves, and the wave-particle duality of matter and light.|
|3||Definition and types of nanoparticles. Nanoparticle synthesis|
|5||Van der Waals force. Double layer force|
|8||Physical, electric and chemical properties|
|9||Metal nanoparticles (MNP): Sunscreen & Anti-bacterial|
|10||MNP: Color change|
|11||MNP: Pollution control. Environmental and safety concerns. Liquid solid sonochemical reaction.|
|12||Ceramic and polymeric nanoparticles|
|13||Fullerene synthesis and properties|
|15||Carbon nanotubes (CNTs): Structure|
|16||CNT: Structure, conductivity, synthesis|
|17||CNT properties and applications|
|18||Introduction to final projects|
|19||Quantum dots (QDs) and wells: Physics and Synthesis|
|20||QDs and quantum wells applications|
|21||Nanotechnology cleanrooms. Experimental tools for nanotechnology.|
|22||Physics of electron microscopy. Scanning EM|
|23||Transmission electron microscopy. Scanning tunneling microscopy. Atomic Force microscopy.|
|24||Intro to QIST. Intro to wave mechanics.|
|25||Introduction to wave mechanics: Schr??dinger's equation, wave functions, probability amplitudes.|
|26||Heisenberg uncertainty principle.|
|27-28||Intro to quantum computing and communication. Intro to quantum sensors|
|29-30||Final Project Presentations|
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