NANOSTRUCTURES

NANOSTRUCTURES

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Code
62744
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 9017 Materials Science and Engineering (LM-53) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9012 PHYSICS (LM-17) GENOVA

4 credits during the 2nd year of 9018 Chemical Sciences (LM-54) GENOVA

4 credits during the 1st year of 9018 Chemical Sciences (LM-54) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
FIS/03
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Materials Science and Engineering)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is an introduction to the actual research in the field of nanotechnology.

It is known that many properties of the matter changes if it is confined in the nanometer scale. Today there is a big interest in the field since the technological relapses, already applied in many commercial products, are important in many fields, from energetics to mechanics

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the student must be autonomous in the reading of a scientific paper, understanding the theorethical and experimental content. More, he must be able to present a topic in a clear and complete way.

Teaching methods

Lesson in a room. Visit to laboratories.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

In the first part the most important experimental techniques will be presented (STM, AFM, X-ray …)

In the second part some specific topics will be introduced, especially from biomimetics: Lotus effect, Geko effect, spider silk …

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For each argument, one or more scientific papers will be posted in the web space of the course

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

CORRADO BORAGNO (President)

MAURA SASSETTI

FRANCESCO BUATIER DE MONGEOT (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lesson in a room. Visit to laboratories.

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists in a presentation on a topic choosen by the student. The topic is not restricted to those presented in the course, but it must be related to the nanoscience field. After the presentation, the professor can ask more details about.

Assessment methods

The exam is carried out by the professor and a second expert in the field. The time needed is between 20 and 40 min. The assessment is determined by the knowledge of the topic, by the answers to the proposed questions and by the level of clarity and completeness