NT 501 Fundamentals of Nanoscience Select Term:
Scaling laws at the nanoscale, atomic structure, zero-, one-, two dimensional materials and bandgaps. Nanothermodynamics, small system thermodynamics - Hill Theory, fluctuations, brownian motion and diffusion equation. Bonding at the nanoscale, electrostatic forces, Interparticle forces – colloids, hydrogen bonding, Van der Waals interactions and the hydrophobic effect. Nanoelectronics, electrons in nanostructures and quantum effects, molecular electronics. Nano-optics, interactions of light with matter and quantum dots. Nanomagnetism and characteristics of nanomagnetic systems. Mechanics at nanoscale, stress fields, and surface energy, the liquid state and capillarity. Surfaces and interface effects, wetting on textured surfaces, adhesion and friction, VdW Forces. Driving forces for self assembly; micelle properties and introduction to supramolecular design.
SU Credits : 3
ECTS Credit : 6
Prerequisite : -
Corequisite : -