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Course, academic year 2020/2021
Introduction to nanomaterials - N126026
Title: Základy nanomateriálů
Guaranteed by: Department of Solid State Engineering (126)
Actual: from 2015
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Siegel Jakub doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Z//Is interchangeable with: B126004
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Annotation -
Last update: Siegel Jakub doc. Ing. Ph.D. (02.09.2013)
The course focuses on understanding the basic principles and laws of objects from nanoworld. Classical thermodynamic approach is extended to the basic principles of quantum-mechanical description of nano-objects. Particular attention is paid to the methodologies estimating the equilibrium shape of nanoparticles, depending on the number of atoms forming individual particle. An important part of the course is a list of suitable preparation and characterization techniques for nano-objects of different dimensions (quantum dots, nanowires, nanolayers).
Aim of the course
Last update: TAJ126 (28.11.2013)

Students will be able to:

Present and explain basic thermodynamics and quantum-mechanical apparatus for desctription of particles from nanoworld.

Determine the most probable equilibrium shape of nanoparticles according to the number of atoms forming the particle.

Described the preparation and characterization methods of nano-objects of different dimensionalities.

Literature -
Last update: TAJ126 (23.09.2013)

R: Bohumil Kratochvíl, Václav Švorčík, Dalibor Vojtěch: Introduction to study of materials, Skriptum VŠCHT Praha, Praha 2005. ISBN 80-7080-568-4

A: Kenneth Klabunde, Ryan Richards: Nannoscale Materials in Chemictry, John Wiley & Sons, 2009, 2nd edition. ISBN 978-0-470-22270-6

Learning resources -
Last update: TAJ126 (28.11.2013)

Educational materials for lectures available at the teacher.

Last update: Siegel Jakub doc. Ing. Ph.D. (02.09.2013)

1. Introduction, definition of basic concepts, terminology, differences between the nano-and macro-objects.

2. Top-down and bottom-up approaches, the geometry of nano-objects, the growing influence of surface atoms, quantum effects.

3. Thermodynamic description of nano-objects (surface work, surface tension, cohesive energy), the melting temperature of nanoparticles.

4. The quantum-mechanical description of nano-objects, solution of the particle in potential well.

5. Introduction to crystal chemistry, Bravais lattice, a major crystallographic planes.

6. Growth mechanisms of thin films, the effect of temperature and deposition rate.

7. Determination of the equilibrium shape of nanoparticles, Wulff construction.

8. Determination of the equilibrium shape of nanoparticles, Theory of polyhedra.

9. Methods of preparation and characterization 0D nano-objects and nanomaterials.

10. Methods of preparation and characterization of 1D nano-objects and nanomaterials.

11. Methods of preparation and characterization of 2D nano-objects and nanomaterials (I).

12. Methods of preparation and characterization of 2D nano-objects and nanomaterials (II).

13. Nanomaterials for electronics and information technology, pharmaceutical chemistry, chemical processes (catalysis) and biomaterials.

14. Social aspects of nanomaterials and technologies including nanosafety.

Registration requirements -
Last update: TAJ126 (14.01.2016)

N108004 Introduction to study of materials

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0,5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1,5 42
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Oral examination 100