MSE 188.2: Modern Topics in Materials Science and Engineering: Introduction to Nanotechnology

Course Number and Title: MSE 188.2 (Modern Topics in Materials Science and Engineering: Introduction to Nanotechnology
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Number of Units: 3
Prerequisites: MSE 102 or equivalent or consent of the instructor
 

Course Description:
This is a 3-unit introductory lecture course on the nature of nanotechnology and its applications for undergraduate students majoring in chemistry, physics, or engineering. Because of the varied background of the intended students and the interdisciplinary nature of the topics, a brief review of relevant concepts in quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics, including reaction kinetics and chemical equilibria, will take place during the early part of the course. Afterwards, topics to be discussed include the theoretical and conceptual framework of nanotechnology, the physics and chemistry of nanostructures, electron transport in nanostructures, molecular electronics, and nanobiology. During the course, a conscious effort will be made to relate the socio-economic impacts of nanotechnology to the Philippines and the global community.
 

Bibliography:
•  Hornyak, G.L., Tibbals, H.F., Dutta, J., and Moore, J.J. (2009). Introduction to Nanoscience & Nanotechnology. CRC Press.
•  Lindsay, S.M. (2010). Introduction to Nanoscience. Oxford University Press.
 

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