PHYS 476

 PHYS 476

Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Elective course

(Credit Hours : 2 (2+ 0 + 0

Course description​

Introduction to nanophysics and nanotechnology –  scaling laws and limits to smallness; quantum nature of nanoworld; nano fabrication (top-down and bottom-up process); nanoscopy (electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy).

Properties and application of dielectric and metal nanostructures - individual nanoparticles and nanoclusters; nanostructured materials; carbon nanostructures; nano spin and nanomagnets.

Properties and application of semiconductor nanostructures - fabrication of semiconductor nanowires and quantum dots; electronic and optical properties (2D and 3D quantum confinement); optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures (local probe techniques); quantum dots nanowire- and quantum-dot-based electronic and photonic devices.

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