An introduction to the emerging area of nanotechnology will be studied. The primary focus will be on the technologies of nanotechnology, with specific emphasis on electronics and electrical measurements. Instruments and techniques used in nanotechnology will be described and explored which include but are not limited to scanning probe microscopy, surface analysis and electron microscopy. Nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles will be covered. Applications of nanotechnologies in various disciplines will be introduced along with social implications of this exciting new area. This course also incorporates laboratory exercises to provide hands on design and analysis.
This course is in production during the Spring 2010 semester.