NANS1001 Fundamentals in Nanoscience (6 cr)
The course is taught by specialists from fields of physics, chemistry and biology. Fundamentals of nanoscience. Introduction of the general ideas and concepts of nanoscience. Topics include physical, chemical and biological aspects of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Every week includes 2-3 h lectures plus one optional hour for discussion. The course contains teamwork sessions, where students presents their findings on given topics in teams. Students also write essays about given topics about nano science. An estimated time for the home work is 8 h weekly. An exam takes place at the end of the course.
Accepted grade requires the basic knowledge from the nano sciences.The essays and team-works for each student will be evaluated individually. The weight of the exam is 50% of the whole grade.
After passing this course the student
have an overview about interdisciplinary nanoscience involving fields of physics, chemistry, and molecular and cell biology.
recognizes the effects of a restricted size and the main properties of common nano-objects.
understands the fundamentals of the theoretical and experimental techniques in nanoscience.
understands the connections between the disciplines within nanoscale
has a clear picture about scientific literature in nanoscience
can provide short concise presentations from various themes in nanoscience
Description of prerequisites
Bachelor level knowledge from physics, chemistry and/or biology.