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