2018 Functionalized Nano-Materials Chemistry II

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Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Hara Masahiko 
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Course description and aims

Summary: Students will learn basics and practical procedures of characterization methods such as scanning probe microscopies for surface and interface structures and properties reaching to nanoscale, which are fundamental approaches in functional nano-materials chemistry research field.
Aim: Students will understand the state-of-the-art Chemistry including molecular and atomic manipulation and single molecular detection.
Through this course, by understanding of the limit of nanotechnology, students will realize the limit of present science and discuss more about new insight and research directions in functional materials chemistry.

Student learning outcomes

Target: Students will understand 1) emergence of properties and functions of chemical materials from the nanoscale in individual molecules and atoms. Furthermore, students will learn 2) state-of-the-art nanotechnology and characterization methods of those materials from nanoscale, and consider new approaches to materials chemistry.
Theme: This lecture will provide students with opportunities to understand history and progress of nanotechnology and how students use those methods in their research subjects.


Nanotechnology, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy (SNOM), Single Molecular Detection (SMD), Bio- Interface, Self-Assembled Monolater (SAM)

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Lectures in basics and applications, discussion time on specific topics, and pick-up subjects for reports and examinations.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Advanced Nano-Materials Chemistry and Nanotechnology Explain history and present status of nanotechnology in Functional Materials Chemistry
Class 2 Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) and Nano-Materials Chemistry Explain the methodology of Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) and Nano-Materials Chemistry
Class 3 Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) Explain the principle and theory of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (SPM)
Class 4 Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Explain the principle and theory of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
Class 5 Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy (SNOM) and SPM Applications Explain the principle and theory of Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy (SNOM) and SPM Applications
Class 6 Single Molecular Detection and Molecular/Atomic Manipulation Explain the design concept for Single Molecular Detection and Molecular/Atomic Manipulation
Class 7 Control and Functionalization of Inorganic, Organic and Bio-Interfaces Explain the design concept of bio-interface
Class 8 Limit of Nanotechnology and View for Nano-Materials Chemistry Explain the Limit of Nanotechnology and design its application to students' own research targets



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Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluate understandings of characterization methods of structures and properties of chemical materials reaching to nanoscale.
Mid-term report and final exam (80 %) and quiz and answers (20 %).

Related courses

  • CAP.I434 : Advanced Nano-Materials Chemistry I

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Nothing in particular, but recommend having fundamental knowledges for physical chemistry.

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