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E361038 Z,ZK 4 2P+1L English
Department of Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Introduction to physics and chemistry of nanomaterials, the foundations of crystallography, surface properties, phenomena expected for nanocrystals and their applications, stabilization of nanoparticles, formation of nucleuse and the crystal growth, nanowires, thin films, fullerenes, nanotubes, nanodiamand, polymer nanocomposites, nanofluids, application of the most common nanomaterials, photo and X-ray lithography, electron and ionic machining, nanomanipulation, STM microscope, AFM microscope, micromechanical structures, nanotechnology applications in engineering, health risks of nanotechnology.


Knowledge of lectures matter, presence on excursions, prepared presentation

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Course Introduction, foundations of physics of nanomaterials, atomic shell electron structure, and atomic bond in compounds

2. Basic crystallographic structure of materials, crystal surfaces and their marking, symmetry, surface characteristics.

3. Basic principles of STM and AFM, other types of microscope techniques and their possible using.

4. Formation of nanoparticles, nanowires and two-dimensional nanostructures, methods of MBE, MOVPE, BUT, LB.

5. Photo and X-ray lithography, lithography of focus ion beam, nanomanipulation.

6. Nanomaterials based on carbon - fullerenes, nanotubes, nanodiamond, their production and application.

7. Properties and applications of the most common nanomaterials: polymorphic modifications of TiO2. Photocatalysis in environmental protection. Ag, Au, ZnO, Fe0.

8. Nanocomposites, their production, properties and uses.

9. The use of micromechanical structures in science and engineering practice, the design and production methods.

10. The use of nanostructures and nanomaterials in bio-applications and treatments.

11. Health risks of nanotechnology, the principles of safety and usage.

12. Review of the current state of nanotechnology in practice.

13. Overview of future trends of science and technology with the use of nanotechnology.

14. Summarizing lecture and preparation for the exam.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Excursions, 10 min. lecture on selected topic of nanotechnology

Study Objective:

The aim is to prepare students for the gradual but stopless coming of nanotechnology and its related techniques in science, technology and practice. The aim of this course is to give students a concept of what it is and what constitutes nanotechnology, how to produce and how to measure it, and the knowledge when can be expected to use it in engineering practice.

Study materials:

Hošek J. Úvod do nanotechnologie, Skripta ČVUT, 2010

Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea by Mark A Ratner, Daniel Ratner, Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies by Carol Crane, Michael Wilson, Kamali Kannangara, Geoff Smith, Wilson Wilson , Introduction to Nanotechnology, by Charles P. Poole, Frank J. Owens, Scientific American, Special Issue Nanotech, www.research.ibm.com

Further information:
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The course is a part of the following study plans:
Data valid to 2020-09-26
For updated information see http://bilakniha.cvut.cz/en/predmet2092806.html