E304: Introduction to Nano Science & Technology

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Abstract

This multi-disciplinary course provides an introduction to scientific principles and applications of nano-science and technology to students coming from a wide variety of backgrounds. The course takes a systems-based approach to demonstrate how different nano-concepts come together to create systems with unique functions and characteristics. Nano and macroscale systems are compared to emphasize the fundamental differences between phenomena at different scales.

Instructional Objectives:

  1. Explain the fundamental properties of materials at nano-scale, especially as distinguished from their properties at the macro-scale.
  2. Critically analyze nanotechnology systems and distinguish their unique properties that are solely based on nano-scale features.
  3. Discuss the current and potential impact of nanoscience in applications, including mechanics, electronics, photonics, and biotechnology.
  4. Calculate and/or estimate of the electronic, optical, mechanical properties of materials at nano-scale.
  5. Describe operational principles of devices based on nano-scale patterning or nano-structured materials and calculate their properties.
  6. Articulate the early milestones, key personalities, and current challenges of nanotechnology.

References

Textbook: Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems (3rd Ed., Rogers et al.)

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Nanosystems ERC for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST)

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E304 L1.1.1: Introduction Notes (pdf)
E304 L2.1.1: Miniaturization Notes (pptx)
E304 L3.1.1: Nanoscale Physics - The Challenges to Classical Physics View HTML
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E304 L3.1.2: Nanoscale Physics - Planck's Contribution to Quantum Mechanics View HTML
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E304 L3.1.3: Nanoscale Physics - Atomic Orbitals View HTML
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E304 L3.2.1: Nanoscale Physics - Photons and Electromagnetic Waves View HTML
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E304 L3.2.2: Nanoscale Physics - Toward the Photoelectric Effect View HTML
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E304 L3.2.3: Nanoscale Physics - The Photoelectric Effect View HTML
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E304 L3.3.1: Nanoscale Physics - Double Slit Experiment and Uncertainty Principle View HTML
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E304 L3.3.2: Nanoscale Physics - Wavefunctions and the Infinite Potential Well View HTML
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E304 L3.3.3: Nanoscale Physics - Schrodinger’s Equation View HTML
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E304 L3.3.4: Nanoscale Physics - Schrodinger’s Equation Applied to a Free Particle View HTML
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E304 L3.3.5: Nanoscale Physics - Infinite and Finite Potential Wells View HTML
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E304 L4.1.1: Nanomaterials - How Do Atoms Interact? View HTML
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E304 L4.1.2: Nanomaterials - Summary of Ionic and Covalent Bonding View HTML
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E304 L4.1.3: Nanomaterials - Summary of Metallic & Van der Waals Bonding View HTML
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E304 L4.2.1: Nanomaterials - Summary of Crystals View HTML
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E304 L4.2.2: Nanomaterials - Nanostrucutes (dots, wires) View HTML
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E304 L4.2.3: Nanomaterials - Nanostrucutes (self-assembled-monolayers, micelles) View HTML
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E304 L4.2.4: Nanomaterials - Nanostructures (carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, graphene) View HTML
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E304 L5.1.1: Nanomechanics - Review of Motion View HTML
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E304 L5.1.2: Nanomechanics - Nanomechanical Oscillators – Beams View HTML
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E304 L5.1.3: Nanomechanics - Atoms and Oscillations View HTML
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E304 L5.2.1: Nanomechanics - Quantum Mechanics of Oscillation View HTML
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E304 L5.2.2: Nanomechanics - Phonons View HTML
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E304 L5.2.3: Nanomechanics - Applications View HTML
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E304 L6.1.1: Nanoelectrics - Electron Energy Bands View HTML
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E304 L6.1.3: Nanoelectrics - Electron Concentration and Volume View HTML
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E304 L6.2.1: Nanoelectrics - Quantum Confinement View HTML
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E304 L6.2.2: Nanoelectrics - Tunneling View HTML
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E304 L6.2.3: Nanoelectrics - Application: Single Electron Transistor View HTML
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E304 L7.2.2: Nanoscale Heat Transfer - Application: Thermoelectric Generators View HTML
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E304 L8.1.1: Nanophotonics - Photon-Matter Interactions View HTML
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E304 L8.1.3: Nanophotonics - Quantum Dots View HTML
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E304 L8.2.1: Nanophotonics - Near Field Light and Imaging View HTML
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E304 L9.1.1: Nanofluidics - Reynolds Number View HTML
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E304 L9.1.3: Brownian Motion View HTML
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E304 L9.1.4: Nanofluidics - Surface Effects at the Nanoscale View HTML
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E304 L9.1.5: Nanofluidics - Application: Electrokinetic Pumps View HTML
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E304 L10.1.2: Nanobiotechnology - Information Storage and Retrieval in the Cell View HTML
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E304 L10.1.3: Nanobiotechnology - Energy Generation and Storage Within the Cell View HTML
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E304 L10.1.4: Nanobiotechnology - Application: Molecular Motors View HTML
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