E37 MEMS 463 Nanotechnology Concepts and Applications

The aim of this course is to introduce to students the general meaning, terminology and ideas behind nanotehnology and its potential application in various industries. The topics covered include nanoparticles — properties, synthesis and applications, carbon nanotubes — properties, synthesis and applications, ordered and disordered nanostructured materials and their applications, quantum wells, wires and dots, catalysis and self-assembly, polymers and biological materials, nanoelectronics and nanophotonics, nanomanufacturing and functional nanodevices, health effects and nanotoxicity, etc. Prerequisite: none. Students with a background in general physics, chemistry and biology should be able to comprehend the material.

Credit 3 units.

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