The course will treat the most important aspects of nanotechnology and experimental techniques, focussing also od changes occurring from micro- to nanoscale.
Expected learning outcomes
Students will gain knowledge on nanotechnology basic techniques of characterization. They will be ao be able to differentiate nano-dispersed materials from nanostructured-materials, and successfully prepare materials with specific properties.
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.
Lessons and open discussion on articles supplied by the teacher
· 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 methods and Criteria
Oral examination Critical discussion of a recent publication on nano-scale or nanostructured materials