Basics of nanochemistry as a tool for constructing complex systems from well-defined units in addition to its application in various research areas. Top-down and bottom-up approximations introduced to nanoscience, the concept of low dimensionality and size-dependent phenomena, fundamentals of nanophysics (nanomechanics, nanomagnetism, nanotransport, and nano-optics). Nanomaterials and nanostructures: main types of systems and general procedures for preparing nanoparticles and thin films (chemical vapor deposition (CVD), physical vapor deposition (PVD), liquid phase deposition: spin coating, layer-by-layer, Langmuir-Blodgett, etc.).
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 necessary fundamentals of solid state physics and supramolecular chemistry in molecular nanoscience.
- Understand the methodological approaches used in nanoscience.
- Know the main nanofabrication techniques of molecular systems.
- Acquire conceptual knowledge of self-assembly and self-organization processes in molecular systems.
- 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.