Nanotechnology, the leading edge of modern science and technology, was born in the early 80's with the invention of the scanning probe microscopy by Drs. Binnig and Rohrer, Nobel laureates of IBM Zurich. In this course, students will learn how it opened up a completely new window to the nanoscale world, and remains a challenging field in a wide variety of endeavors from solid state physics to molecular biology.
In this course, students will understand and summarize the nanotechnology and nanoscience activities now underway in the world, and will find that each story presents an innovative state-of-the-art subject in modern nanotechnological research.
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)
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Lectures on basics and applications, discussion on specific topics, and pick-up subjects for reports and examinations.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience||Understand history and present status of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience|
|Class 2||History of Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM): from Observation to Manipulation||Understand history and present status of Scanning Probe Microscopy|
|Class 3||Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) 1: Surface Chemistry and Phase Transitions||Understand applications of STM to Surface Chemistry and Phase Transitions|
|Class 4||Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) 2: Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAM)||Understand applications of STM to Self-Assembled Monolayers|
|Class 5||Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) 1: Biological Macromolecules and Surface Forces||Understand applications of AFM to Biological Macromolecules and Surface Force Measurements|
|Class 6||Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) 2: Single Molecular Detection (SMD)||Understand applications of AFM to Single Molecular Detection|
|Class 7||Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy (SNOM) and Other Probe Methods: Fluorescence Decay Process, Proximity Effect and Further Possibilities||Understand Scanning Near-Field Optical Microscopy (SNOM), other related Probe Methods, and Further Possibilities|
|Class 8||Overview of nanobiotechnology||Understanding of an overview of "Nanobiotechnology" including its history and applications|
|Class 9||Approaches to construct biointerfaces||Understand approaches to construct various biointerfaces|
|Class 10||Importance of biointerfaces in a medical field||Understand the importance and applications of biointerfaces in a medical field|
|Class 11||Molecular interactions at biointerfaces part 1||Understand interactions in water: interactions in vacuum, air and water|
|Class 12||Molecular interactions at biointerfaces part 2||Understand interactions in water: DLVO force and solution-mediated force|
|Class 13||Biosensing using intermolecular interactions||Understand basics of various biosensing devices|
|Class 14||Experimental and theoretical approaches to investigate intermolecular interactions||Understand experimental and theoretical approaches to elucidate intermolecular interactions at biointerfaces|
|Class 15||Discussion on specific topics in nanotechnology||Understand new viewpoints of structures and properties of chemical materials reaching to nanoscale.|
Evaluate understandings of new viewpoints of structures and properties of chemical materials reaching to nanoscale.
Final report (80 %) and discussion time (20 %).
Nothing in particular, but recommend having fundamental knowledges for physical chemistry.