F3370 Introduction to nanotechnology

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught online.
doc. RNDr. Jozef Ráheľ, PhD. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Jozef Ráheľ, PhD.
Department of Physical Electronics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Jozef Ráheľ, PhD.
Supplier department: Department of Physical Electronics - Physics Section - Faculty of Science
Tue 8:00–9:50 Kontaktujte učitele
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to present a systematic introduction to physical foundations of current nanotechnology and nanoscience. The introductory theoretical lectures are followed by series of survey lectures dedicated to the most prominent nanotechnology disciplines.
Learning outcomes
By the end this lecture, the student will be able to describe qualitatively:
- fundamental physical principles behind the most important nanotechnology branches
- principles of main methods for fabricating nanotechnology structures
- main methods of material characterization
- current most renowned nanotechnology applications.
  • Nano-optics - the surface plasmon, quantum dots, nanophotonics
  • Nanomagnetism - physical properties of magnetic nanostructures
  • Nanomechanics - structure and mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes, nano-microelectromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS)
  • Nanostructured thin film coating - classification, super-hard coatings, processing techniques and principles
  • Nanocatalysic materials - fundamentals, materials and characterization
  • Carbon fibers and nanotubes, nanocomposites and their applications
  • Medical Nanotechnology - Nanoparticles and Nanoencapsulation, nano-biosensors, nano-manipulation of biomolecules
  • Environmental Nanotechnology
    recommended literature
  • LINDSAY, S. M. Introduction to nanoscience. 1st pub. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. xii, 457. ISBN 9780199544219. info
  • SCHAEFER Hans-Eckhardt. Nanoscience, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010, ISBN 978-3-642-10558-6
  • HORNYAK, Gabor L. Introduction to nanoscience. Boca Raton, Fla.: CRC Press, 2008. xxxiv, 815. ISBN 9781420048056. info
  • Hornyak, Gabor L. Fundamentals of Nanotechnology, CRC Press, 2008
  • Springer handbook of nanotechnology. Edited by Bharat Bhushan. 3rd rev. and extended ed. New York: Springer, 2010. xlviii, 19. ISBN 9783642025242. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
final written test
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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