Course detail


FCH-MCO_NANAcad. year: 2020/2021

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

1. Introduction to nanotechnologies, choice of topics
2. Nanotechnology and nanomaterials
3. Use of nanomaterials, risks
4. Presentation of selected topics: Micro/nanotechnology techniques, Nanolithography
5. Techniques of self-organization and self-organization, Imprint Techniques
6. Materials for micro- and nanoelectromechanical systems, Nanoelectromechanical Systems (MEMS / NEMS)
7. Fullerenes, Carbon nanotubes, Graphene
8. Nanowires, Nanocomposites, Quantum wells, wires and dots
9. Organic and polymeric nanostructures, dendrimers
10. Molecular electronics, Organic optoelectronic nanostructures, Photonic crystals
11. Hard nanocomposite layers, Biomimetic nanostructures, Biomolecular motors
12. Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), Force microscopy (AFM, EFM, MFM), Near-field optical microscopy (SNOM), Probes in scanning microscopy
13. 2D materials for photonics, Molecular nanotechnology, DNA nanotechnology, Artificial cells


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

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer