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CODE 62744
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR FIS/03
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

This course is intended as an introduction to current research in nanotechnology.

As is well known, many of the properties of matter take on a peculiar behavior when it is confined to nanometer dimensions. Nowadays there is great interest in this field of research because the technological spin-offs, which are already partially applied in many commercial products, affect almost all areas, from energy to mechanical

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Knowledge of the main experimental techniques specific to the field. Reading and deepening of a scientific article. Introduction to a multidisciplinary experimental approach

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course, the student must have gained autonomy in critically reading a scientific article, understanding its modeling and experimental parts. He or she must also be able to expound an argument clearly and comprehensively.

Considering the topics covered, the teaching is suitable for the professional profile choice "Materials Scientist:research specialist"

TEACHING METHODS

Classroom lectures. Visits to laboratories working in the field of nanotechnology.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The first part of the course is focused on exposing the main experimental techniques used in the field of nanotechnology (STM, AFM, X-ray ...)

In the second part, some in-depth topics are presented, with particular regard to biomimetic aspects: lotus effect, geko effect, spider silk ...

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

For each topic, one or more research articles are provided that form the basis for personal in-depth study

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

CORRADO BORAGNO (President)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of the presentation of a topic of the student's choice. The topic can be chosen from those presented during the lectures but can also be independently decided by the student, as long as it is a topic related to the course. Based on this presentation, the lecturer may ask questions on related topics.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral examination is always conducted by the teacher in charge and another subject matter expert (usually a tenured faculty member) and lasts between about 20 and about 40 minutes.

Grading is determined by the student's level of understanding of the chosen topic, ability to answer questions related to the topic, and clarity of exposition

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
16/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
03/04/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
03/04/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
28/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
09/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
13/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento