CARBON-BASED NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Provide the basic understanding of carbon nanostructures, their synthesis, characterization, treatment, functionalization and technological applications.
It is assumed that the students know the topics covered in a course even only introductory on Solid State Physics.
Course contents summary
The course is primarily concerned with providing the basic knowledge on nanostructured materials consisting of carbon only as: Fullerenes, Graphene, Nanotubes, Nanographites and Onions. The study of these materials is a frontier field of modern research and the reached today knowledge of these systems suggests that they may form the basis of many future technological applications. Their expertise should therefore be an important basis for the formation of the future physicist and chemist who deals with condensed matter but not only .....
T. Enoki, M. Suzuki, M. Endo, Graphite Intercalation Compounds and Applications, Oxford Univ. Press, 2003.
◾P.J.F. Harris, Carbon Nanotubes and Related Structures, Cambridge Univ. Press, 1999.
◾M. Meyyappan, Carbon Nanotubes Science and Applications, CRC Press, 2005.
Lectures, preparation of specialized seminars.
Assessment methods and criteria
The exam consists of one or two presentations of a specialized topic and a discussion of the arguments presented in the course