IM2657 Nanostructured Materials and Self Assembly 6.0 credits
Nanostrukturerade material och självorganisering
This course will give an advanced level introduction to a variety of chemical experimental techniques that are used for the fabrication of nanomaterials.
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
PeriodsAutumn 13 P1 (6.0 credits)
Start date2013 week: 36
End date2013 week: 44
Language of instructionEnglish
Number of lectures14 (preliminary)
Number of exercises3 (preliminary)
Form of studyNormal
Number of places *Min. 5
*) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places.
ScheduleSchedule (new window)
Course responsibleMuhammet Toprak <email@example.com>
TeacherMuhammet Toprak <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Open for TNTEM2
Part of programme
After a successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
· Describe bottom-up and top-down strategies for making nanostructured materials.
· List solution based techniques used for the fabrication of nanomaterials.
· Describe co-precipitation technique and compare it with other solution based techniques.
· Describe sol-gel technique and compare it with other solution based techniques.
· Describe microemulsion synthesis technique and compare it with other solution based techniques.
· Explain the underlying principle of morphology and size control in solution-based fabrication techniques.
· Describe self-assembly route, explain the underlying principle for the fabrication of nanostructured materials.
· Give examples of nanostructured materials fabricated via self-assembly route.
· Describe mesocrystals and their formation using self-assembly principles.
Course main content
This course reviews nanostructured functional materials from building blocks with at least one dimension less than 100 nm. It aims at teaching the students a variety of techniques that are commonly used for the fabrication of nanostructured materials. A general introduction starting from the atomic level to the formation of crystals/solids and crystal structures will be presented. Bottom up strategies for the fabrication of nanostructured materials with a higher flexibility of controlling materials’ microstructure will be emphasized. Solution based techniques will be prioritized in order to emphasize the significance of prior chemical knowledge in making the desired materials. Gas phase fabrication techniques including CVD, PVD, RF-sputtering, etc will be covered. Self-assembly process and its use for the fabrication of higher order nanostructures will be presented.
Good knowledge about physics and chemistry courses according to the study plan.
Lecture notes and handouts
- OPR1 - Oral Presentation, 3.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
- TUT1 - Tutorials, 3.0 credits, grade scale: P, F
Assignments TUT1, TUT2, TUT3: 1 hp each: 3 hp
Oral Presentation: 3 hp
Muhammet Toprak <email@example.com>
Language of instruction: English
Course plan valid from:
Examination information valid from: Autumn 08.