2018 Nanotechnology and Nanoscience

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Academic unit or major
Graduate major in Chemical Science and Engineering
Instructor(s)
Hara Masahiko  Hayashi Tomohiro 
Course component(s)
Lecture
Day/Period(Room No.)
Tue3-4(G113)  
Group
-
Course number
CAP.I473
Credits
2
Academic year
2018
Offered quarter
1-2Q
Syllabus updated
2018/5/23
Lecture notes updated
-
Language used
English
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Course description and aims

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.

Student learning outcomes

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.

Keywords

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

Course schedule/Required learning

  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.

Textbook(s)

TBA

Reference books, course materials, etc.

TBA

Assessment criteria and methods

Evaluate understandings of new viewpoints of structures and properties of chemical materials reaching to nanoscale.
Final report (80 %) and discussion time (20 %).

Related courses

  • CAP.I434 : Advanced Nano-Materials Chemistry I
  • CAP.I444 : Advanced Nano-Materials Chemistry II
  • MAT.C412 : Polymeric Biomaterials
  • HCB.A561 : Nanobio Materials and Devices

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

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

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