Nanotechnology enables new solutions for solving the problems of today and tomorrow in areas ranging from medicine to materials science, and it is expected to be an important step in the strive towards a sustainable society.
Nanomaterials and nanostructured materials are increasingly produced and applied in many technical applications to enhance, e.g. material properties. This course aims to provide an understanding of how nature uses nanostructured materials to achieve certain properties and how similar materials can find use in different applications to achieve the material properties we are after.
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Content and learning outcomes
The course is focused on describing different types of nanostructured materials, and to provide explanations to the unique properties of nanostructured materials. The nature is full of nanostructured materials with fascinating organization and function. Some of these will be described with emphasis on structure-function relationships. Similar nanostructures and their use in some current technology areas will also be addressed. Self-association phenomena, preparation methods, and characterization methods will be discussed.
Intended learning outcomes
After completion of the course the student will be able to:
- Describe what nanostructured materials are and give examples of such materials in nature and in technology. This includes their special physical properties and how these properties are utilized in nature and in certain technology areas.
- Characterize nanostructured surfaces, written report.
- From literature studies, be able to describe a specific area within the field of nanomaterials, oral presentation and written report.
Literature and preparations
At least 150 credits from grades 1, 2 and 3 of which at least 110 credits from years 1 and 2, and bachelor's work must be completed, within a programme that includes:
75 university credits (hp) in chemistry or chemical engineering, 20 university credits (hp) in mathematics and 6 university credits (hp) in computer science or corresponding.
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Examination and completion
If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.
- LAB1 - Laboratory Course, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- PRO1 - Project, 1.5 credits, grading scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Written exam, 4.5 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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.
Other requirements for final grade
Examination (TEN!; 4,5 credits)
Project (PRO1; 1,5 credits)
Laboratory course (LAB1; 1,5 credits)
Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination
Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination
- 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.
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 KD2170