6 credits during the 1st year of 9017 Materials Science and Engineering (LM-53) GENOVA
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9012 PHYSICS (LM-17) GENOVA
6 credits during the 1st year of 9012 PHYSICS (LM-17) GENOVA
4 credits during the 1st year of 9018 Chemical Sciences (LM-54) GENOVA
4 credits during the 2nd year of 9018 Chemical Sciences (LM-54) GENOVA
|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||FIS/03|
|TEACHING LOCATION||GENOVA (Materials Science and Engineering)|
The course is an introduction to the actual research in the field of nanotechnology.
It is known that many properties of the matter changes if it is confined in the nanometer scale. Today there is a big interest in the field since the technological relapses, already applied in many commercial products, are important in many fields, from energetics to mechanics
At the end of the course, the student must be autonomous in the reading of a scientific paper, understanding the theorethical and experimental content. More, he must be able to present a topic in a clear and complete way.
Lesson in a room. Visit to laboratories.
In the first part the most important experimental techniques will be presented (STM, AFM, X-ray …)
In the second part some specific topics will be introduced, especially from biomimetics: Lotus effect, Geko effect, spider silk …
For each argument, one or more scientific papers will be posted in the web space of the course
CORRADO BORAGNO (President)
FRANCESCO BUATIER DE MONGEOT (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam consists in a presentation on a topic choosen by the student. The topic is not restricted to those presented in the course, but it must be related to the nanoscience field. After the presentation, the professor can ask more details about.
The exam is carried out by the professor and a second expert in the field. The time needed is between 20 and 40 min. The assessment is determined by the knowledge of the topic, by the answers to the proposed questions and by the level of clarity and completeness