Necessary knowledge of basic aspects of nanoscience and their implications in the design and development of new materials based on molecules with unconventional properties: molecular magnetic materials (molecular nanomagnets, magnetic nanoparticles, switchable magnetic molecules, molecular magnetic multilayers and multifunctional magnetic materials), optical properties of materials (material for nonlinear optics, optical limiters, etc.), electrical properties of materials (molecular conductors and superconductors, chemical sensors, field effect transistors), conducting polymers, carbon nanoforms, two-dimensional crystals, applications of nanomaterials in biomedicine (contrast agents, drug release, theranostic systems).
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in order to follow future doctoral-level training in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
- Capability of students from one area of knowledge (e.g., physics) to communicate and interact scientifically with colleagues from other areas of knowledge (e.g., chemistry) in the resolution of problems arising in molecular nanoscience and nanotechnology.
- Understand the methodological approaches used in nanoscience.
- Acquire conceptual knowledge of supramolecular chemistry necessary for designing new nanomaterials and nanostructures.
- Know the state of the art in molecular nanomaterials with optical, electrical, or magnetic properties.
- Evaluate the relationships and differences between the macroscopic properties of materials and the properties of unimolecular systems and nanomaterials.
- Know the main technological applications of molecular nanomaterials and be capable of placing them within the general context of materials science.
- Know the main applications of nanoparticles and nanostructured materials - obtained or functionalized by a molecular approach - in magnetism, molecular electronics, and biomedicine.
- Molecular Magnetic Materials: Design, synthesis, characterization and applications of i) molecular nanomagnets; ii) magnetic nanoparticles obtained by a molecular approach; iii) switchable magnetic molecules iv) multifunctional molecular magnetic multilayers and magnetic materials
- Materials with optical properties: Liquid crystals, materials for nonlinear optics, optical limiters, etc. .; supramolecular types of organizations and applications
- Materials with electrical properties: molecular conductors and superconductors: electronic structures, organization on surfaces and interfaces, properties and applications (chemical sensors, field effect transistors (FETs), etc.).
- Conducting polymers: Properties and applications.
- Carbon nanoforms: Structures, properties, methods of production and organization and applications.
- 2D crystals.
- Applications of nanomaterials in biomedicine (contrast agents, drug delivery systems teragnósticos).