Course detail

Nanostructured Materials

FSI-TMTAcad. year: 2018/2019

Structure of nanomaterials. Simulation and modelling of nanostructured materials. Synthesis and processing of nanomaterials. Analysis of nanomaterials. Properties of nanomaterials. Application of nanomaterials.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The course facilitates a choice of a diploma project by a student. Student also gains knowledge in the field of advanced nanostructured materials, which play important role in the modern society.

Prerequisites

Solid State Physics, Macromolecular Chemistry, Colloid Chemistry.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Carl C. Koch (editor): Nanostructured Materials: Processing, Properties, and Applications, William Andrew, Inc., New York 2007
G. Cao: Nanostructures and Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications,
K. E. Gonsalves et al.: Biomedical nanostructures, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.,
P. Yang (editor): The Chemistry of Nanostructured Materials, World Scientific Publishing, New Jersey 2003
B. Bhushan (editor): Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology, Spinger-Verlag, Berlin 2004

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures. Teaching is suplemented by practical laboratory work.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The assessment of a student is made upon his performance in practice and quality of a discussion on topics selected at the colloquium (lecture notes allowed at preparation).

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The emphases will be put to explanation of basic relations between structure, properties and application of nanostructured materials. Students will be also informed about modelling of nanostructures and their synthesis and analysis.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2A-P Master's

    branch M-FIN , 1. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch M-FIN , 2. year of study, summer semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

-Structure of nanomaterials (1-5 hod.) macromolecules, nanoparticles, clusters, self-assembly, hierarchical structures.
Nanopowders, thin films, coatings, fibrous nanomaterials, nanocomposites.
- Simulation and modelling of nanostructured materials (6-8) nanoparticles, nanofilms, nanograin materials.
- Synthesis and processing of nanomaterials (9-15) chemical synthesis in liquid and gas phases, pyrolysis of precursors and condensation of nanoparticles, physical and chemical vapour depositions, electrodeposition, template-assisted synthesis, mechanical milling, nanocrystalline powder consolidation.
- Analysis of nanomaterials (16-19) XRD, SAXS, SEM, TEM, optical, electro and ionic spectroscopy, adsoption methods, electrical and magnetic methods.
- Properties of nanomaterials (20-23) chemical, catalytic, electrical, mechanical, rheological, magnetic and optical properties.
- Application of nanomaterials (24-26) engineering materials, biomaterials, catalysts, thin films, coatings, membranes, sensors.

seminars

10 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Thematically focussed examples related to the lectured topics will solved in exercise.
- Structure of nanomaterials (1. hour) macromolecules, nanoparticles, clusters, self-assembly, hierarchical structures.
- Structure of nanomaterials (2. hour) Nanopowders, thin films, coatings, fibrous nanomaterials. Nanocomposites.
- Simulation and modelling of nanostructured materials (3. hour) Nanoparticles, nanofilms, nanograined materials.
- Synthesis and processing of nanomaterials (4. hour) Chemical synthesis in liquid and gas phase. Pyrolysis of precursors and condensation of nanoparticles.
- Synthesis and processing of nanomaterials (5. hour) Physical and chemical vapour depositions, electrodeposition, template-assisted synthesis, mechanical milling, nanocrystalline powder consolidation.
- Analysis of nanomaterials (6. hour ) XRD, SAXS, SEM, TEM, optical, electro and ionic spectroscopy. Adsoption methods, electrical and magnetic methods.
- Properties of nanomaterials (7. hour) Chemical and catalytic properties.
- Properties of nanomaterials (8. hour) Electrical, mechanical, rheological, magnetic and optical properties.
- Applications of nanomaterials (9. hour) Engineering materials and biomaterials.
- Applications of nanomaterials (10. hour) Catalysts, thin films, coatings, membranes, sensors.

labs and studios

3 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

Analysis of nanoparticle size- samples preparation (1. hour)
Analysis of nanoparticle size analysis by dynamic scattering of light (2. hour)
Analysis of nanoparticle size - evaluation of size distribution (3. hour)