Nanotechnology, 6 credits

Nanoteknologi, 6 hp

TFYA43

Main field of study

Applied Physics Physics

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Jens Birch

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Johansson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Available for exchange students

Yes
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CMED 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CMED (Biomedical Materials) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYI Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Materials and Nano Physics) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CYYY Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering (Theory, Modelling and Visualization) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6MBME Biomedical Engineering, Master's programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering (Devices and Materials in Biomedicine) 9 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6MMSN Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping C
6MFYS Physics and Nanoscience, Master's Programme 1 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping E
6KFYN Physics, Bachelor´s Programme 3 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 English Linköping C

Main field of study

Applied Physics, Physics

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G2X

Course offered for

  • Physics and Nanoscience, Master's Programme
  • Materials Science and Nanotechnology, Master's Programme
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering, M Sc in Engineering
  • Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering
  • Physics, Bachelor´s Programme
  • Biomedical Engineering, Master's programme

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge in mechanics and wave physics

Intended learning outcomes

The course has a straightforward aim to acquaint students with the whole concept of nano-science and technology, which comprises the fabrication and understanding of matter at the ultimate scale at which nature designs in molecular size. The course will explore several hot topics with strong application aspects, but it will not deal so much with details of the complicated physics, biology, and mathematics.

Course content

The idea of this course is to introduce the world of nano-technology to the undergraduate students at an early stage before they have been specialized in different profiles. The course should give students a broad perspective and at the same time let them learn about some very recent developments of modern science and technology. Nano scale science and engineering has started and is expected to continue to produce strategic breakthroughs in technology. Nano-science has a strong multidisciplinary nature and it is developed at the intersection of traditional science and engineering, quantum mechanics, and most basic processes of life itself. Nano-technology encompasses how people harness the knowledge of nano-science to create materials, machines, and devices, which will fundamentally change the way that we live and work.
Lectures to cover the following topics:

  1. Introduction of nano-technology;
  2. Size matters;
  3. Interlude I: the fundamental science behind nanotechnology;
  4. Interlude II: the tools of nano-science (tools for measuring nano-structures and tools to fabricate nano-structures);
  5. Optics and electronics;
  6. Sensors;
  7. Smart materials;
  8. Bio-medical applications;
  9. NEMS;
  10. Perspectives and future outlook. Group meetings for the demonstration of some examples using nanotechnology and the student conference

    Teaching and working methods

    The course is composed of two parts: lectures and a student conference for topical presentations after their own literature searching.

    Examination

    TEN1Written Examination5 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
    UPG1Active Participation in the Student Conference1 creditsU, G
    KTR1Optional written tests0 creditsU, G

    Written mini tests during the course may give bonus points at the final exam

    Grades

    Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

    Department

    Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

    Director of Studies or equivalent

    Magnus Johansson

    Examiner

    Jens Birch

    Course website and other links

    http://www.ifm.liu.se/undergrad/fysikgtu/coursepage.html?selection=all&sort=kk

    Education components

    Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
    Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

    Course literature

    Additional literature

    Books

    • M. Wilson et al, (2002) Nanotechnology - basic science and emerging technologies
      (Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2002). Reference book

    Websites


    • Lecture notes available online
Code Name Scope Grading scale
TEN1 Written Examination 5 credits U, 3, 4, 5
UPG1 Active Participation in the Student Conference 1 credits U, G
KTR1 Optional written tests 0 credits U, G

Written mini tests during the course may give bonus points at the final exam

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Additional literature

Books

M. Wilson et al, (2002) Nanotechnology - basic science and emerging technologies

(Chapman & Hall/CRC, 2002). Reference book

Websites

Lecture notes available online

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
X
TEN1

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
X
TEN1

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)
X
X
X
TEN1

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X
X
TEN1

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
X

                            
2.3 System thinking
X
TEN1

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
X
TEN1

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
X
X
TEN1

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
UPG1

                            
3.2 Communications
X
UPG1

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages
X
UPG1

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context
X
X

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context
X

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects
X
X
KTR1

                            

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