MSE 376 Nanomaterials
“Nanomaterials,” is an
interdisciplinary introduction to processing, structure, and properties of materials at the
nanometer length scale. The course will cover recent breakthroughs and assess the impact of this burgeoning field. Specific nanofabrication topics include epitaxy, beam lithographies, self-
assembly, biocatalytic synthesis, atom optics, and scanning probe lithography. The unique size-
dependent properties (mechanical, thermal, chemical, optical, electronic, and magnetic) that
result from nanoscale structure will be explored in the context of technological applications
including computation, magnetic storage, sensors, and actuators.