NT1: Introduction to nanotechnology

NT1 Module title:  Introduction to nanotechnology (NT1)
Module convenor:  Prof. Philip Moriarty (Nottingham)

(Nottingham module code: F34NIN)

This introductory module will provide an overview of the origins of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The current state of the art will be described along with the implications of these new technologies from a societal and environmental viewpoint. An emphasis will be placed on the use of nanotechnology to solve real-life problems. The module will provide inter-linked views of nanotechnology from different disciplines, inclusive of novel materials, health and a fundamental chemical and physical perspective.

Syllabus:
  1. Introduction to Nanotechnology - An Overview
  2. Where Size is Everything: Quantum Confinement
  3. Band Structure and Band Gap Engineering in Nanoparticles
  4. Optical and Electron Spectroscopy of Nanoparticles
  5. Charge Transport in Nanoparticles
  6. Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots: Synthesis
  7. Approaches to Building Nanomaterials I
  8. Approaches to Building Nanomaterials II
  9. The Tools of Nanotechnology I
  10. The Tools of Nanotechnology II
  11. The Tools of Nanotechnology III
  12. The Tools of Nanotechnology IV
  13. Near-field Optics: Forbidden Light
  14. The Tools of Nanotechnology V
  15. Societal Aspects of Nanotechnology I
  16. The Tools of Nanotechnology VI
  17. Public Engagement with Nanotechnologies: Against the Stream
  18. Societal Aspects of Nanotechnology II
  19. Societal Aspects of Nanotechnology III
  20. Societal Aspects of Nanotechnology IV: Nano and the Media
For more information go to the module webpage (at the Nottingham Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Centre).

Assessment: will be in the form of a completed problem sheet to be handed-in at the end of term.

Duration: 
2hs (12pm-1pm, and 2pm-3pm)
Starts: 
08/10/2007 - 12:00