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Nanotechnology - Modultafeln of TU Ilmenau

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module properties Nanotechnology in major Diplom Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik 2017
module number1562
examination number2100049
departmentDepartment of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
ID of group 2142 (Nanotechnology Group)
module leaderProf. Dr. Heiko Jacobs
term winter term only
credit points5
on-campus program (h)45
self-study (h)105
Obligationelective module
exam examination performance
details of the certificate

The grade of this course is based on

presentation (1/3)

oral exam (2/3)

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maximum number of participants25
previous knowledge and experience
learning outcome

While this course provides an overview of a broad range of topics it will discuss theoretical aspects tailored to benefit EE and ME students that may have limited knowledge in material science/chemistry.

The students are provided cross-disciplinary scientific knowledge and professional skills that are key to strive in high-tech companies, emerging science based industries, government laboratories, and academia.


The objective of this course is to introduce some of the fundamentals and current state-of-the-art in Nanotechnology through lectures from the instructor, selected readings, experiments, and special topic presentations from the students.

The topics that will be covered include:

NanoScale Imaging;  Patterning using Scanning Probes, Conventional and Advance Lithography, Soft-Lithography, Stamping & Moldling;  Nanomaterials - Properties, Synthesis, and Applications; Nanomaterial Electronics; Bottom-up/Top-Down Nanomaterial Integration and Assembly, NanoManufacturing/Component Integration using Engineered Self-Assembly and Nanotransfer. Labs on AFM, Microcontact Printing, Nanoparticles/Nanowire Synthesis.

The class size is limited to 25 students due to the LAB experiments that complement the lectures.


media of instruction

Power Point

literature / references

Lecture Notes:


Addional Reading/Literature

Handbook of nanoscience Engineering and Technology, Edited by William A. Goddard, III.., CRS press, 2003.   Standort 69, ELT ZN 3700 G578

G. Cao, Nanostructures & Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties & Applications. Standort 69,  ELT ZN 3700 C235

G. Ozin, A Arsenault, Nanochemistry: A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials. Standort 55, CHE VE 9850 O99

A. T. Hubbard, ed, The Handbook of Surface Imaging and Visualization. CRC press (1995) Our Molecular Future: How Nanotechnology, Robotics, Genetics and Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the World, Prometheus (2002), ISBN 1573929921    Standort   55   PHY UP 7500 H875

evaluation of teaching


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