Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Nanoquímica e Nanomateriais - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2012/13

Course Information

Course Objectivs

O1 This curricular unit introduces the fundamentals and applications of important and emerging techniques for the characterization of nanomaterials.

O2 After the training of this class, the student will be able to understand the theoretical basis for the functioning of microscopy techniques, diffraction, scattering and other equally important techniques for the characterization of nanomaterials which were covered by the program of the course, to know the applications of each of the techniques, as well as their limitations, and to identify the type of characterization technique to be applied to a specific research project on nanomaterials.

O3 After the training of this class, the student will be able to interpret and criticize the results obtained through the characterization techniques studied, and to develop the basic laboratory skills to operate equipment related to the techniques discussed in the curricular unit, particularly those that were used in the laboratory classes.

Evaluation Criteria

Classification Type: Quantitative (0-20)
Evaluation Model: A
Evaluation Methodology: Evaluation of the student's performance in this course will be based on one short-test (minimum score 9.5, 35%), a presentation (20%), the performance of the weekly homework (20%), and a practical laboratory skill evaluation (25%). The 15 minute presentation will be on any topic relating to this course. The presentation will describe the findings of a recent journal article of choice. The comprehension of the paper, the quality of the presentation, and ability to answer questions will be used to evaluate the student's performance in this course.

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Main Bibliography

G. Cao (2004). Nanostructures & Nanomaterials ? synthesis, properties and applications. Imperial College Press.
M. Diventra, S. Evoy, J. R. Heflin (2004). Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology. R. Kelsall, I. W. Hamley, M. Geoghegan (2005). Nanoscale Science and Technology. M. Wilson, K. Kannangara, G. Smith, M. Simmons, B. Raguse (2002). Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies. C.N.R. Rao, A. Müller, A.K. Cheetham (2005). The Chemistry of Nanomaterials.

Other Biographical Sources / Support Documents

Hari Singh Nalwa (2004). Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

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