IM2657 Nanostructured Materials and Self Assembly 6.0 credits

Nanostrukturerade material och självorganisering

Please note

This course has been cancelled.

This course will give an advanced level introduction to a variety of chemical experimental techniques that are used for the fabrication of nanomaterials.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Physics
  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Last planned examination: autumn 20.

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

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.

Eligibility

Recommended prerequisites

Good knowledge about physics and chemistry courses according to the study plan.

Literature

Lecture notes and handouts.

Examination

  • OPR1 - Oral Presentation, 3.0, grading scale: P, F
  • TUT1 - Tutorials, 3.0, grading scale: P, F

Assignments TUT1, TUT2, TUT3: 1 credit each: 3 credits

Oral Presentation: 3 credits

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Contact

Muhammet Toprak

Examiner

Muhammet Toprak <toprak@kth.se>

Supplementary information

Language of instruction:         English

The course is replaced by SK2765 as from autumn term 2017.

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2008.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2008.