IM2659 Project on Nanomaterials 7.5 credits

Projekt i nanomaterial

This course will give hands on experience on bottom-up, solution based, synthesis techniques of nanomaterials and use of standard analytical tools for materials’ property evaluation.

After a successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

·  Perform an extensive literature survey on the synthesis topic/material of choice.

· Prepare a detailed report on the topic of synthesis/material.

· Design their synthesis experiments for the targeted material of choice.

· Explain the underlying chemical and physical principles of the selected/designed synthesis scheme.

· Perform chemical stoichiometric calculation for the preparation of solutions.

· Apply chemistry lab practices properly

· Prepare a set-up for planned synthesis experiment.

· Perform XRD analysis on the fabricated nanopowder.

· Interpret XRD results and relate it to homogeneity of material.

· Perform microstructure analysis on the fabricated nanopowder.

· Perform thermal analysis on the fabricated nanopowder.

· Interpret TGA thermogram, indicating corresponding physical changes.

· Interpret DSC thermogram, indicating corresponding physical/chemical changes.

· Perform UV-Vis measurements on the fabricated nanopowder (whenever relevant to the project).

· Perform FTIR analysis on the fabricated nanopowder.

· Interpret analysis results from an FT-IR spectrum.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

This course aims at giving students hands-on experience and chemistry lab practice on solution based chemical fabrication techniques for nanomaterials. Students (in teams of 2-3) will choose a topic among the available list of projects. This project begins with a comprehensive literature search on the fabrication and characterization of the selected material by conventional routes and advantages vs. disadvantages of the used methodologies: to be presented in the form of a written report.

Intended learning outcomes *

This course will give hands on experience on bottom-up, solution based, synthesis techniques of nanomaterials and use of standard analytical tools for materials’ property evaluation.

After a successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

·  Perform an extensive literature survey on the synthesis topic/material of choice.

· Prepare a detailed report on the topic of synthesis/material.

· Design their synthesis experiments for the targeted material of choice.

· Explain the underlying chemical and physical principles of the selected/designed synthesis scheme.

· Perform chemical stoichiometric calculation for the preparation of solutions.

· Apply chemistry lab practices properly

· Prepare a set-up for planned synthesis experiment.

· Perform XRD analysis on the fabricated nanopowder.

· Interpret XRD results and relate it to homogeneity of material.

· Perform microstructure analysis on the fabricated nanopowder.

· Perform thermal analysis on the fabricated nanopowder.

· Interpret TGA thermogram, indicating corresponding physical changes.

· Interpret DSC thermogram, indicating corresponding physical/chemical changes.

· Perform UV-Vis measurements on the fabricated nanopowder (whenever relevant to the project).

· Perform FTIR analysis on the fabricated nanopowder.

· Interpret analysis results from an FT-IR spectrum.

Course Disposition

The course will start with a meeting with the course coordinator and the tutors. Project topics will be distributed to the project teams (of 2-3 students).

Teams will then perform a thorough literature survey on the topic, design their own chemical synthesis method, discuss with their tutors, and the proceeed with the set-up and chemical synthesis process. The material will be then characterized by the student using the analytical techniques they are exposed in course IM2658. The course will be completed by a final project presentation.

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Attendance to courses

IM2657 Nanostructured Materials and Self Assembly

IM2658 Experimental Techniques - Bulk

Documented chemistry knowledge may give exemption from IM2657

Recommended prerequisites

Course IM2657 or an equivalent course on solution chemical synthetic techniques;

The course is not intended to provide training for the analytical tools. Required background and training have to obtained as a pre-requisite. Course IM2658 (going in parallel) or an equivalent course on analytical techniques for materials physicochemical property evaluation.

Equipment

Access will be granted by the tutors in the course.

Literature

Relevant publications in the scientific literature.


Relevant publications in the scientific literature.

Examination and completion

Grading scale *

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

Examination *

  • LAB1 - Lab Work, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRE1 - Final Presentation, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • REP1 - Project Report, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Final examination, worth 2.5 hp, will be in the form of a presentation on the selected subject, detailing the background, experimental work undertaken and detailed characterization results with proper discussion.

Other requirements for final grade *

All parts are COMPULSORY to attend to receive a final grade.

Project Report: REP1 2 hp P/F

Lab Work: LAB1 3 hp P/F

Final presentation: PRE1 2.5 hp P/F

Final grade A-F

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Examiner

Joydeep Dutta

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web IM2659

Offered by

SCI/Applied Physics

Main field of study *

Physics

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Ethical approach *

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Supplementary information

The course is replaced by SK2757 as from autumn term 2017.