Spring 2011 not offered
This course will introduce students to materials chemistry and the fast-developing field of nanoscience. Topics covered will include polymers and dendrimers; fullerenes and carbon nanotubes; metal-organic frameworks; molecular "machines"; semiconductors and quantum dots; molecular self-assembly; probe microscopy; mechanically interlocked molecules; and nanoscale biosensors. The level of the course is aimed at graduate and advanced undergraduate students majoring in the sciences. The course material combines organic and inorganic chemistry with many concepts in physics. Given the significant amount of organic chemistry in the course, CHEM251 and CHEM252 (which can be taken concurrently) are prerequisites.
Students will evaluate the properties of materials through the use of mathematical formulas and descriptions.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (CHEM251 AND CHEM252 AND CHEM258)
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Scientific American, UNDERSTANDING NANOTECHNOLOGY
Ratner, NANOTECHNOLOGY: A GENTLE INTRODUCTION TO THE NEXT BIG IDEA
Selected journal articles.
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Student participation in class discussions including one oral presentation and one written report, take-home exams, and final.