Course: Applied Nanotechnology 1

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Course title Applied Nanotechnology 1
Course code KEF/APNA1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vůjtek Milan, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Physical techniques of formation of nanostructures - light, electron and X-ray lithography, lithography with ionic and atomic beams, nanoparticle lithography, techniques based on scanning probe microscopy, laser ablation, microcontact printing, LIGA <li>Chemical techniques of formation of nanostructures - heterogeneous and homogeneous nucleation, spontaneous growth, methods of deposition (PVD, CVD, MBE), usage of macromolecules and biomolecules for synthesis of other structures <li>Self-assembling - formation of layers and their applications <li>Imaging techniques for characterization of nanostructures - electron microscopy (SEM, HR TEM, nanotomography), scanning probe microscopy (AFM, MFM, SNOM), atomic probe tomography <li>Techniques for characterization of sizes of nanostructures - application of imaging techniques, usage of light scattering, X-ray diffraction and Mössbauer spectroscopy and measurements of specific surface area <li>Measurements of properties of nanostructures - characterization of a structure by X-ray diffraction and Mössbauer spectroscopy, usage if infrared, ultraviolet and electron spectroscopy, measurements of electric and magnetic properties </ul>

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
  • Preparation for the Exam - 5 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Course introduces basic applications of nanostructures and methods of their preparation.
Comprehension Explain the essence of data and be able to interpret them, recognize and classify the given problem, predict the behaviour of the given phenomena.
physical principles of nanotechnology

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam

<ul> <li>Knowledge of the topics, ability to discuss on the topics in wider contexts </ul>
Recommended literature
  • Bhushan, B.; Fuchs, H.; Hosaka, S. (2003). Applied Scanning Probe Methods. Springer.
  • Bhushan, B. (2006). Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology. Springer.
  • Cao, G. (2004). Nanostructures & Nanomaterials. Synthesis, Properties & Appliactions. Imperial College Press.
  • Dupas, C.; Houdy, P.; Lahmani, M. (2004). Nanoscience. Nanotechnologies and Nanophysics. Springer.
  • Goser, K.; Glösekötter, P.; Dienstuhl, J. (2004). Nanoelectronics and Nanosystems. Springer.
  • Madou, M. J. (2001). Fundamentals of Microfabrication. The Science of Miniaturization. CRC Press.
  • Poole, Ch.P., Owens, F.J. (2003). Introduction to Nanotechnology. John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey.
  • Samori, P. (2006). Scanning Probe Microscopies Beyond Imaging: Manipulation of Molecules and Nanostructures. Wiley.
  • Torres, C. M. S. (2003). Alternative Lithography. Unleashing the Potentials of Nanotechnology. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Yao, N., Wang, Z. L. (2005). Handbook of Microscopy for Nanotechnology. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Study plans that include the course
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