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 examination consists of one or two presentations of a specialized topic chosen from a series proposed by the teacher. The presentation, lasting about 90 minutes, is made in the presence of the teacher and other students of the course. Based on the quality of the presentation (understanding of the topic, its collocation in the context of the general theme, exhibit clarity) and on the knowledge of the topics discussed in the course, the teacher will give a valuation. The student can accept this evaluation as a final vote or ask for a supplementary interview to modify that evaluation.