Course - Nanomaterials - TMT4320
TMT4320 - Nanomaterials
Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades
|Evaluation||Weighting||Duration||Grade deviation||Examination aids|
|School exam||100/100||4 hours||D|
The course should give a basic introduction to chemical and physical principles in the synthesis of inorganic nanostructured materials. In addition, basic principles of finite size effects as well as fundamental physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials will be covered. The course will also cover different methods for synthesis and characterization of different nanostructures and nanostructured bulk materials. Prerequisites include general knowledge in chemistry, physics and material science. The course forms the basis for teaching in TKP4190 Fabrication and Applications of Nanomaterials.
After completion of the course the student should be able to: - Qualitatively describe how the nanoparticle size can affect the morphology, crystal structure, reactivity, and electrical properties. - Describe several synthesis methods for fabrication of inorganic nanoparticles, one-dimensional nanostructures (nanotubes, nanorods, nanowires), thin films, nanoporous materials, and nanostructured bulk materials, and also could describe how different lithography methods can be used for making nanostructures. The student should be able to explain fundamental size-dependent physical and chemical properties of nanomaterials and central technological and medical applications. The student should have a theoretical background within synthesis/fabrication of nanomaterials which makes he/she prepared for later literature studies and laboratory work within the field. - Perform simple geometric calculations of surface energy, coordination number, and volume fraction related to nanoscale properties and synthesis, and also simple chemical calculations related to synthesis. - Use the acquired knowledge to evaluate which synthesis methods that can be best suited for fabricating nanostructured materials of various inorganic compounds (metals, semiconductors, oxides, fullerenes) and constructions of these. - Consider the basic ethical, health-related and environment-related concerns encountered with respect to nanoparticles and nanomaterials in general, with special emphasis on sustainability.
Learning methods and activities
The teaching is based on lectures, mid-term test and exercises. The mid-term test and 6 out of 12 exercises have to be approved to be able to take the final written examination. The final grade is based on a written exam at the end of the semester. The result for the exam is assigned a letter grade. Expected time to spend on this course: Lectures: 70 hours, Exercises: 30 hours, Self study: 100 hours.
- Mid term exam
Further on evaluation
The mid-term test and 6 out of 12 exercises have to be approved to be able to take the final written examination. The final grade is based on a written exam at the end of the semester. The result for the exam is assigned a letter grade.
If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.
Recommended previous knowledge
Basic courses in chemistry, materials science or solid state physics.
To be announced at the beginning of the semester.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2023
Language of instruction: English
- Materials Science and Engineering
Examination arrangement: School exam
- Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
- Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-12-19 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates SL111+SL210 Sluppenvegen 14 66
- Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
- * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"