Netherlands, Utrecht

Nanomaterials: Science and Applications

when 17 August 2015 - 28 August 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 ECTS
fee EUR 600

The fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology depend on materials with critical dimensions in the nanometer range. Examples include organic macromolecules, inorganic catalyst particles, and size-quantized metal and semiconductor structures. The properties of these materials depend on the size and shape of the nanoparticles and their ordering in 2-D and 3-D structures. Nanomaterials find applications in a wide range of fields such as device technology (nanophotonics, solar energy conversion, opto-electronics), medicine (sensors, labelling) and chemical synthesis (catalysis). In the course students will be introduced to the exciting interdisciplinary field of nanoscience, its chemical and physical aspects, and its many applications.

The topics of this course are: organic macromolecules, inorganic catalyst particles, and size-quantized metal and semiconductor structures. In the course students will be introduced to the exciting interdisciplinary field of nanoscience, its chemical and physical aspects, and its many applications. The school will combine theory (lectures, tutorials) with experiment, practicals, computer simulations, laboratory tours and a visit to an industrial research laboratory.

Course leader

Dr. Rosa Bulo, Dr. Monica Barroso, Dr. Laura Filion

Target group

Advanced bachelor and master students with a background in chemistry, physics or materials science as well as proficiency in English.

Course aim

To introduce the student to: the design and synthesis of nanomaterials; the characterization of their physical and chemical properties and phenomena; their applications.

Credits info

3 ECTS
+ certificate of attendance

Fee info

EUR 600: Including housing
EUR 260: Excluding housing

Scholarships

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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