Course: Nanotechnology Practice

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Course title Nanotechnology Practice
Course code KEF/PRNAN
Organizational form of instruction Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Filip Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Practical synthesis of nanomaterials with and withouth surface modification by polymers. For the preparation, the chemical, mechanochemical and thermal procedures will be employed. 2. The detailed characterization of the prepared nanomaterials by means of: X-ray powder diffraction; X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy; Thermal analysis; Mössbauer spectroscopy; Scanning probe microscopy (scanning tunneling microscopy - STM, atomic force microscopy - AFM, magnetic force microscopy - MFM); Scanning electron microscopy; Transmission electron microscopy; Infrared, Raman and UV-Vis spectroscopy; Measurement of magnetic propertied - SQUID magnetometer; Measurement of specific surface area - BET method; Measurement of particle size using dynamic light scattering - DLS; X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. 3. Analysis and interpretation of the results from all allpied instrumental methods.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Observation, Demonstration, Laboratory Work
  • Homework for Teaching - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 4 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 52 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 39 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Practical demonstration of advanced methods for the characterisation of nanomaterials.
Propose solutions to complex understand the properties of nanomaterials; Organise a multianalytical characterization of solid nanomaterials; Summarise the results of multianalytical characterization of the solid nanomaterials; Relate the acquired data to the properties of particular nanomaterial.

Assessment methods and criteria
Analysis of Activities ( Technical works), Dialog

Class attendance. Knowledge within the scope of the course topic, ability for discussion on the topic in broader connected fields and present the acquired data and their interpretation.
Recommended literature
  • Cahn, R.W., Haasen, P. & Kramer, J. (Eds.). (2005). Materials science and technology, a comprehensive treatment. Vol. 2a/2b: Characterization of materials. - WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA (2005).
  • Cao, G. (2004). Nanostructures & Nanomaterials. Synthesis, Properties & Appliactions. Imperial College Press.
  • Carretta, P., Lascialfari, A. (2007). NMR-MRI, ?SR and Mössbauer Spectroscopies in Molecular Magnets.. Springer.
  • Prosser, V. a kol. (1989). Experimentální metody biofyziky. Academia Praha.
  • R.M. Cornell, U. Schwertmann. (1996). The iron oxides : structure, properties, reactions, occurences and uses. Weinheim:VCH.
  • Schwertmann, U.; Cornell, R. M. (2000). Iron Oxides in the Laboratory: Preparation and Characterization. Wiley-VCH.
  • Valvoda, V. a kol. (1992). Základy strukturní analýzy. Univerzita Karlova, Praha.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Applied Physics (2015) Physics courses 2 Winter