Lecture 1 - Intro to nanotechnology

Lecture 1 - Intro to nanotechnology - MSE 803:...

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MSE 803: N ANOMATERIALS AND N ANOTECHNOLOGY Professor Xudong Wang 213 MSE Building Spring 2010 Class 1 Introduction to Nanotechnology
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Instructor Prof. Xudong Wang Department of Materials Science and Engineering Room 213 MSE Building University of Wisconsin-Madison Madison, WI 53706 xudong@engr.wisc.edu (608) 890-2667 Office hour: 11:00-12:00 am Tuesday, Thursday Overview
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Overview Very Broad Area: Scientifically encompasses: Physics; Chemistry; Materials; Biology; NanoTechnology: Huge Field that impacts very walk of life Difficult to cover all emerging areas Materials: - Lighter/better sports equipment, non-peel paint, non-stainable fabrics Energy: - High capture films, super-electric batteries, Hydrogen-storage Biology and Medicine: - Diagnostics, Lab on a chip, locate/kill cancer cells, etc Electronics and Photonics: - Transistors, optoelectronics
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Overview Course about new material structures and processes being investigated to achieve some of above objectives and more However these are very formidable goals considering vast amount of research being performed and reported daily and variety of topics Covered by Formal Lectures
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Overview The principal objectives of the course are to: i. Introduce advanced processing methods for synthesizing nanomaterials, ranging from single nanoparticles to three dimensional nanostructures; ii. Discuss important thermodynamic and kinetic theories related to such processing; iii. Describe methods for characterizing the structure and properties of nanomaterials; iv. Discuss current and emerging applications for nanomaterials; v. Illuminate impact of bio-inspired and bio-derived ideas on nano- and related technologies.
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Course structure: Section I: Introduction of fundamentals and zero dimensional nanostructures Section II: One dimensional and two dimensional nanostructures Section III: Nanofabrication and nanodevices Text Books: no formal book Reference books, recent reviews and papers will be cited during Course Exams: Three will be given for each section Reviews for exam: will give brief reviews before exam either in class time Grading Policy: For Graduate Students, the course grade will be based on: Three exams (20% each) Homework (20%) A research proposal and presentation (20%) For Undergraduate Students, the course grade will be based on: Three exams (20% each) Homework (20%) Critical review of a research proposal and questions after presentation (20%)
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Research Proposal and Presentation (Graduate Students): Each graduate student will prepare a research proposal on a topic related to nanomaterials and/or nanotechnology. The topic area of the proposal must be confirmed by the course instructors before the end of
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