Course content Basic concepts of solid state physic: properties from bulk to nanoscaled materials. Main techniques of investigation in nanoscience. Nano-powders and nano-alloys: preparation and characterization. From nanolithography to crystal engineering. Oxidic and metallic nanoparticles: synthesis techniques and textural control. Nanostructures and self-assembling. Health impact. Layered and mesoporous materials: preparations and applications. From graphene to carbon nanotubes: properties, syntheses and applications.
Reference material - Slides and other materials provided by the teacher - Nanochemistry, a Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials, G.A. Ozin and A.C. Arsenault, RCS Publishing, 2006 - Nanoparticle Technology, Handbook , Hosokawa, Nogi, Naito, Yokoyama , Elsevier (2007) - Introduction to Nanotechnology, Poole e Owens, Wiley (2003)
Assessment method: Oral examination Thematic discussion on Power Point presentation
Language of instruction English
Attendance Policy The attendance is strongly suggested allowing the assessment as thematic discussion.