Fundamental and Functional Properties of Nanomaterials

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2018/19
Vakcode NS003A
Vaknaam Fundamental and Functional Properties of Nanomaterials
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I

Uitgebreide vaknaam Fundamental and Functional Properties of Nanomaterials and Devices
Leerdoelen At the end of the course the students are able to:
- distinguish between different types of nanomaterials and their chemical, physical and biological properties. (LO1)
- propose an experimental or theoretical technique to determine specific chemical, physical and biological properties of a material. (LO2)
- calculate the properties of materials and molecules based on their basic chemical and physical properties and basic physical models as well as from electronic structure methods. (LO3)
- interpret experimental and computational data to determine the fundamental and functional properties of the investigated nanomaterials. (LO4)
- discuss the essence of scientific presentations about fundamental and functional properties. (LO5)
- describe how different material properties arise from chemical and physical principles. (LO6) - choose the best approach to obtain a nanomaterial or device with desired physical, chemical, or biological properties. (LO7)
Omschrijving This course treats the fundamental and functional properties of condensed matter, molecules, devices, and some aspects of biological materials with a strong emphasis on materials science on the nanometer scale. It provides insight and fundamental understanding in the framework of the core courses including preparation of nanomaterials and devices (NS001) and characterization of nanomaterials and devices (NS002).

The course is comprised of the following parts (percentage of total course in parentheses):
Part 1. Electronic Structure Properties (18.7%)
Part 2. Surfaces and Interfaces (14.6%)
Part 3. Electronic Transport Properties of Organic and Hybrid Materials and Devices (12.5%)
Part 4. Electronic Transport Properties of Inorganic Materials and Devices (12.5%)
Part 5. Nanomedicine (12.5%)
Part 6. Optical Properties (14.6%)
Part 7. Magnetic Properties (14.6%)

Part. Lecturer(s) (second examiner(s))/mode(s) of assessment:
1. dr. R.W.A. Havenith (prof. dr. S. S. Faraji)/Written Exam, Assessment of Practical Assignment
2. dr. G. Portale (prof. dr. P. Rudolf)/Written Exam
3. prof. dr. M.A. Loi (dr. L.J.A. Koster)/Oral Exam
4. prof. dr. ir. B.J. van Wees (prof. dr. ir. C.H. van der Wal)/Written Exam
5. dr. A. Salvati, dr. P.H.C. Åberg (dr. P.H.C. Åberg, dr. A. Salvati)/Written Exam
6. dr. M.S. Pchenitchnikov (dr. T.L.C. Jansen)/Written Exam
7. prof. dr. J. Ye (dr. G.R. Blake)/Written Exam
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)
(For part 1, 3, 6 and 7: also TV-lectures in collaboration with Osaka University, partly by guest-lecturers. The practical work in part 1 comprises computer labs.)
Toetsvorm Mondeling tentamen (OR), Practisch werk (PR), Schriftelijk tentamen (WE), Verslag (R)
(The students have to be present during the TV-lectures.)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. R.W.A. Havenith
Docent(en) P.H.C. Åberg, PhD. ,dr. R.W.A. Havenith ,prof. dr. M.A. Loi ,prof. dr. M.S. Pchenitchnikov , G. Portale, PhD. ,dr. A. Salvati ,prof. dr. ir. B.J. van Wees ,prof. dr. J. Ye
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Part 1: Mandatory: Reader;
Highly recommended: Molecular Quantum Mechanics, (5th Ed.) Oxford University Press; P.W. Atkins, R.S. Friedman (9780199541423)
Part 4:
1) Britney Spears’ Guide to Semiconductor Physics (
2) Physics of Semiconductor Devices
3) Mesoscopic electron transport;
2) S. M. Sze 0471333727 3) L. L. Sohn, L. P. Kouwenhoven, G. Schön; 9789401588393
Part 3:
1) Readers uploaded on Nestor
2) Electronic Processes in Organic Crystals and Polymers, 2nd edition
2) Martin Pope and Charles E. Swenberg
Part 2: 2) Solid surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films
(4th Ed., 2001), Springer Verlag Berlin
3) Photoelectron Spectroscopy-Principles and Applications (3rd Ed., 2003), Springer Verlag Berlin
2) Hans Lüth 3540423311 3) Stefan Hüfner 3540418024
Part 2: 4) Surfaces, Oxford Chemistry primer 59 (1998), Oxford University Press 4) Gary Attard and Colin Barnes 0198556861
Part 2: 1a) Principles of Surface Physics (2003),
Springer Verlag Berlin
ISBN 3540006354
OR 1b) Concepts in surface physics (2nd Ed., 1996),
Springer Verlag Berlin
ISBN 3540586229
1a) Bechstedt 1b) Desjonqueres, Spanjaard
Part 7: 1) Magnetism in condensed matter (2003),
Oxford University Press
1) Stephen Blundell 0198505914
Part 5: Slides uploaded to Nestor
Part 6: 1) Optical properties of solids (2nd Ed.), Oxford Master Series in Condensed matter;
2) Power points uploaded on Nestor
Oxford university press Mark Fox 9780199573370
Entreevoorwaarden The course assumes prior knowledge acquired from the nanoscience Guided Self-study (NS000).
Opmerkingen Assessment criteria and method for determining the final mark:
• The weights of the seven lecture parts (for the finale grade) are given in the course overview.
• Written exams: the final mark is based on the number of correct answers. The grade is given by the equation: 1+9*score/maxscore. Marks for individual exam parts are not rounded off.
• Report: Part 1 only. Has to be handed in before the exam for this course part to show that the students have done the computer exercises (pass/fail). The practicum is passed given the student did all the exercises.
• Oral exam: the final mark is based on the number of correct answers and the quality of the discussion. The oral exam is documented using the nanoscience oral exam grading form.
• In case of a resit for a written exam the lecturer may decide to give an oral exam. In that case: Oral exam: the final mark is based on the number of correct answers and the quality of the discussion. The oral exam is documented using the nanoscience oral exam grading form.
• Presence: It is verified that the student is present for TV-lectures (In case of missing presence a 2-page paper writing assignment must be done as compensation). (Weight in final mark 0%)
• To pass the course the final mark should be 5.5 or higher in all parts individually. If a partial exam was not done the mark for the exam will be counted as a 0. Should the average be higher than 5.5, but one or more parts of the exam not passed the final mark will be 5 or less. The final mark is rounded to the closest half mark, with the exception of the mark 5.5, which is not used.

The course unit prepares students for Research Paper (NS190), and Small research project and symposium (NS194), of the topmaster nanoscience in which the learning objectives attained are recommended as prior knowledge.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Nanoscience 1 semester I verplicht