Fundamentals of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology

ENG EC 481

Nanotechnology encompasses the understanding and manipulation of matter with at least one characteristic dimension measured in nanometers with novel size-dependent physical properties as a result. This course explores the electronic and optical properties of material at the nanoscale and applications of nano-scale devices. The parallels between light and electron confinement are emphasized, e.g. in terms of normal modes, resonances and resonators, and the dispersion of light and electrons as affected by the periodicity of crystals and photonics crystals. Wave-mechanics and electromagnetics are reviewed and used to understand confinement and energy quantization. Nano-devices such as carbon nanotube transistors, nano-resonators, nanocavity lasers, nano-biosensor and their applications are discussed. Fabrication using top-down and bottom-up methods are discussed, as well as characterization using scanning probe methods, electron microscopy, and spectroscopic techniques. 4 cr.

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Swan PHO 202 TR 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Swan PHO 701 T 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B2 Swan PHO 701 M 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B3 Swan PHO 701 W 10:00 am-12:00 pm

FALL 2014 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B4 Swan PHO 701 W 2:00 pm-4:00 pm Class Full

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
A1 Dennis TR 10:00 am-12:00 pm

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B1 Dennis ARR TBD-TBD Rm is Pho 701

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B2 Dennis ARR TBD-TBD

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B3 Dennis ARR TBD-TBD Rm is Pho 701

SPRG 2015 Schedule

Section Instructor Location Schedule Notes
B4 Dennis ARR TBD-TBD Rm is Pho 701

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