Course detail


FCH-MCO_NANAcad. year: 2018/2019

First, the students are introduced into nanotechnology within 3 lessons. Then, they choose an offered topic that can be found in another part “Osnova” and prepare presentation for 15 min. Finally, every student presents the chosen topic, answers all questions during a discussion with teacher and other students. The student discusses the topics presented by other students.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students acquire basic knowledge about nanotechnologies, characterization and application of nanostructured materials.


Basic chemistry and physics.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Poole C. P., Owens F. J.: Introduction to Nanotechnology. Wiley-Interscience, New York 2003. (CS)
DiVentra M., Evoy S., Heflin J. R.: Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston 2004. (CS)
Ying J. Y.: Nanostructured Materials. Academic Press, San Diego 2001. (CS)
Bhushan B.: Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology. Springer, Berlin 2003. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The rating is based on quality of presentation, answering the questions, and activity in discussion about other topics.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Micro / nanotechnology techniques
Techniques of self-organization and self-organization
Imprint Techniques
Materials for micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems
Nanoelectromechanical Systems (MEMS / NEMS)
Carbon nanotubes
Quantum wells, wires and dots
Organic and polymeric nanostructures, dendrimers
Molecular electronics
Organic optoelectronic nanostructures
Photonic crystals
Hard nanocomposite layers
Biomimetic nanostructures
Biomolecular motors
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)
Force microscopy (AFM, EFM, MFM)
Near-field optical microscopy (SNOM)
Probes in scanning microscopy
2D materials for photonics
Molecular nanotechnology
DNA nanotechnology


A basic orientation in rapidly developing nanotechnologies is the aim of this lecture.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Participation at all presentations is obligatory for all students.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHM Master's

    branch NKCO_CHM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NPCP_CHM Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 2. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer