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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Introduction to nano and microtechnology - N402077
Title: Úvod do nano a mikrotechnologií
Guaranteed by: Department of Analytical Chemistry (402)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:3/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Guarantor: Záruba Kamil doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Kosek Juraj prof. Dr. Ing.
Is interchangeable with: B402007
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: VED402 (16.12.2013)
Students of the first semester will be familiarized with basic concepts of nano and microtechnology. Lectures are aimed on popularization and motivation students for further study. Consequntly, students can reach only ground level of knowledge. Several professionals will present selected theory and examples of nano and microtechnology application.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Záruba Kamil doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.09.2013)

Students will be able to:

  • discuss basic examples of nano and microstructured materials application;
  • evaluate contribution of nanosize of a material to its properties.
Literature -
Last update: VED402 (01.10.2013)

A: Hornyak G.L., Dutta J., Tibbals H.F., Rao A.K.: Introduction to Nanoscience, CRC Press (2008), ISBN 978-1420048056.

A: Hunter R.J.: Introduction to Modern Colloid Science, Oxford Univ. Press (1993), ISBN 0198553870

Learning resources -
Last update: Záruba Kamil doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.09.2013)

PowerPoint files given after lessons.

Teaching methods -
Last update: Záruba Kamil doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.09.2013)


Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Záruba Kamil doc. Ing. Ph.D. (13.09.2013)

Exam test

Syllabus -
Last update: Záruba Kamil doc. Ing. Ph.D. (18.09.2013)

1. What does "Engineering" mean? What is difference between engineering and terms "science" and "technology"? Achivements of engineering and chemical enginnering in last 100 years. Profit from nanotechnology. Dependence of physical and chemical properties on the size of nanoobjects.

2. Nano-sized interactions: interactions in metal, between ions in a solution and crystals, covalent bonds, hydrogne and halogen bonds, polar interaction, Van der Waals forces.

3. Colloids. Selected force interaction at nano and microscale. Hydrophobic and hydrophilic interactions, surfactants, micelles. Non-wettable rough surfaces ("lotus plant" effect), Moira fiber, air permeable hydrophobic plymers. Clasification of disperse systems (e.g. aerosols, emulsion, foams).

4. Computer simulation for nano and microtechnology. Basic concepts.

5. Quantum confinement and optical properties at nanoscale. Light scattering on particles (e. g. red twilight sky), iridiscence (e. g. butterfly wings, pearls). Properties of thin layers and nanoobjects. Photovoltaics. Supercapacitors.

6. How to get to Nano? Bottom-up and top-down approaches. Micro and nanopreparation. Litography. Thin-layered sensors.

7. A cell and its environment. Biomembranes and biofibers.

8. Scanning probe microscopy as a key to unlock secrets of the nanoworld. Nanoanalysis, nanomanipulation, nanolitography. AFM.

9. Tools for genomics and proteomics. DNA chips. Lab-on-a-chip concept.

10. Nanoparticles - good servants or bad masters? Monitoring of nanoparticles and nanofibers in environment, natural and artificial aerosols. The story of asbest, effect of the nanoparticle shape on interaction with a tissue and cells. Aerosol filtration and inhalation.

11. Analysis using nanoparticles, analysis of nanoparticles. Surface plasmon resonance in colloid systems and on nanostructured surfaces. Magnetic nanoparticles for separation. Overview of techniques for nanoparticle analysis (electron microscopy SEM and TEM, light scattering, electrophoresis, AFM).

12. Preparation of disperse systems. Emulsification, electro-sputtering, electro-spinning, preparation of nanoparticles in flame. Nanoparticles and nanofibers. Stability of emulsion. Pastis.

13. Technical applications of nanotechnology. Nano-porous materials (adsorbents, molecular sieves). Development of Li-ion electric cells. Non woven fabrics from nanofibers. Icecream.

14. Nanomedicine for your sore. Introduction to nanomedicine. Therapeutic properties of micro and nanoparticulated drugs. Targeted drug delivery. Photodynamic therapy of cancer. Nanostructured surfaces for tissue engineering.

Registration requirements -
Last update: VED402 (27.09.2013)


Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Účast na přednáškách 3 84
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
4 / 4 112 / 112
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 100