【Abstract】Functions and properties of nanomaterials strongly depend on their size and structure. Therefore nanoscopic observation methods are indispensable. Recent progress of observation tools made numbers of new discoveries in nanomaterials. To obtain maximum performance of the measurement tools and to avoid errors, method should be well understood and properly selected. In this course, various nano-measurement methods are introduced with application examples.
【Object】 The objective of this course is to understand the nano material and nano-measurement methods, i.e. electron microscopy and low-dimensional materials are explained in the first half of the course and spectroscopic methods, 2D-3D materials, molecular machines in the last half.
【Purpose】 Students acquire basic knowledge of nanoscopic measurement methods through application examples. After the course, students will be able to select proper measurement tools depending on the research purpose.
【Theme】 Special focuses are made on electron microscopy, diffraction, spectroscopic methods. Students will fully understand these tools and will be able to perform the data analysis.
Nanomaterials, Nanoparticles, Nanosheet, Molecular Machines, Electron Microscopy, Scanning Probe Microscopy, Diffraction, Spectroscopy
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
attendance is mandatory
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Microscopy and diffraction||Revisit of basic imaging and diffraction through lens optics|
|Class 2||Transmissionl electron microscope||Introduce basic mechanism of transmission electron microscopy|
|Class 3||Scanning transmissionl electron microscope||Introduce basic mechanism of scanning transmission electron microscopy|
|Class 4||Scanning electron microscope||Introduce basic mechanism of scanning electron microscopy|
|Class 5||Zero dimentional materials - Observation of nano particles||Structural observation examples of nanoparticles will be shown.|
|Class 6||Zero dimentional materilas - Characterization of nano magnetic paerticle and nanocrystal||Functional nanoparticles, e.g. magnetic/optical nanoparticles are explained.|
|Class 7||One dimentional materials - Observation of nanotube and naowire||Examples of one-dimensional nanomaterials are introduced.|
|Class 8||Probe microscopy and obserbation of nano surface structure and the functions||Surface analysis methods by scanning probe microscopy are introduced.|
|Class 9||Two dimentional materilas - Nano sheet and graphen||Examples of two-dimensional nanomaterials are introduced|
|Class 10||Two dimentional materilas - Characterization of nano sheet||Explain structure of two-dimensional nanomaterials and the characters|
|Class 11||Three dimentional materials - Structural analysis of bulk nano materilas||Explain structure of three-dimentional nano materials and the structural analysis|
|Class 12||Three dimentional materials - Characterization of bulk nano materilas||Explain the characterization of three-dimensional nanomaterials|
|Class 13||Spectroscopy and NMR||Explain the spectroscopy and nuclar magnetic resonance (NMR) of nanomaterilas|
|Class 14||Molecular machines - Nano structure and mechanical system control||Explain the concept of molecular machine and the mechanical system control|
Evaluation by exercise in each lecture.
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Held in English every year unless all the students are japanese native.