Fundamental and Functional Properties of Nanomaterials

Faculteit Science and Engineering
Jaar 2017/18
Vakcode NS003A
Vaknaam Fundamental and Functional Properties of Nanomaterials
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I
ECTS 13
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Fundamental and Functional Properties of Nanomaterials
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): (click on link to view the course details of each part)
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. T.L.C. Jansen/ dr. M.S. Pchenitchnikov /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. T.L.C. Jansen
Docent(en) P.H.C. Åberg, PhD. ,dr. R.W.A. Havenith ,dr. T.L.C. Jansen ,prof. dr. M.A. Loi , G. Portale, PhD. ,dr. A. Salvati ,prof. dr. ir. B.J. van Wees ,prof. dr. J. Ye
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