Chem 522 Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

Course Outline:

1. Introduction

  • What is Nanoscience ?
  • Historical Background of Nanoscience ?
  • Why Nano ?

2. Quantum Basis of Nanoworld


3. Application: Quantum well, wire, dot


  • Electronic band structures
  • Application: Optical transitions in solids

4. Intermolecular Forces


  • Strong forces, weak forces, van der Waals Forces

5. Molecular Interactions

6. Nanomaterials


  • Nanoparticles (synthesis and characterization)
  • Carbonceous particles (fullorenes, carbon nanotubes)
  • Self-assembly (micelles, block copolymers, …)
  • Dendrimers

7. Student Presentations


Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Journals at iYTE Library:

  • Nature Materials
  • Chemistry of Materials
  • Science Magazine
  • Advanced Materials
  • Advanced Functional Materials
  • Angewandte Chemie
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society
  • Macromolecular Materials and Engineering
  • Account for Chemical Research
  • Materials Today
  • Journal of Materials Chemistry
  • Journal of Materials Research
  • Journal of Materials Science
  • Journal of Applied Polymer Science
  • Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics
  • Polymer Engineering and Science
  • Polymer Journal
  • Macromolecules
  • Biomacromolecules
  • Macromolecular Theory Polymer
  • Biopolymers
  • Macromolecular Rapid Communications
  • Annual Review of Materials Science
  • Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine
  • Journal of Nanoparticle Research
  • Journal of Materials Science Letters

Reference:

  • Physical Chemistry by Peter Atkins and Julie de Paula
  • Nanochemistry by Geoffrey A Ozin, Andre C Arsenault
  • Introduction to Nanotechnology by Charles P. Poole and Frank J. Owens
  • Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Intermolecular and Surface Forces by Jacob Israelachvili

GRADING:

  • Class Presentation 1 – 1st Midterm: 25 %
  • Class Presentation 2 – 2nd Midterm: 25 %
  • Final exam: 30 %
  • Participation in class: 20 %