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Unformatted text preview: Nanotechnology - ME/ECE 141A Winter 2009 MW 12:30 - 1:45pm Phelps 3515 Instructor : Sumita Pennathur Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 805-893-5510 Office: Engr II 2330 Office Hours: Thursday 3:30-5pm Required Text : Ben Rogers, Sumita Pennathur, Jesse Adams. Nanotechnology: Understanding Small Systems , 1st Edition. CRC Press, 2008. Course Description : This course introduces the basic concepts needed in order to pursue a research field in nanotechnology. First, a basic understanding of what nanoscale phenomenon entails will be introduced, along with important scaling laws needed to truly understand what is going on at such a small scale. Next, individual subjects at the nanoscale will be introduced, including nanomechanics, nanomaterials, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics, nanofluidics, nano heat transfer and nanobiotechnology. For each subject, the differences of nanoscale behavior will be stressed, as well as real-world examples. In every case, comparing nanoscale systems to macroscale systems reveals the complex and fundamental differences between phenomena at different scales...
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