Provide a global overview to understand the state of the art, and the potential developments in molecular nanotechnology. (1st and 2nd Dublin descriptor)
Provide the necessary tools to understand the main issues and choose the most suitable experimental techniques.
Conduct experiments independently, as well as communicate and discuss properly the results obtained. (3rd, 4th and 5th Dublin descriptor)
Course contents summary
This course will develop some aspects of laboratory techniques for the production and characterization of selected families of nanostructures.
Focus shall be on the following research techniques:
- Optical techniques: fundamentals of spectroscopy micoRaman,
and (epi) fluorescence,
- Ellipsometry and Brewster angle microscopy
- Electron microscopy SEM and SEM-EDX
- Scanning force microscopy (AFM and its relatives)
- Mechanical properties in 2D and 3D (MPT, ISR, rheometry in general)
- Elements of advanced spectroscopy, based on scattering of synchrotron radiation and neutrons