Nanotechnology Courses

 

NANO100 Introduction to Nanoscience

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]

Introduces aspects of nanotechnology and its applications to science, medicine and industry. This course presents this evolving field and discusses potential future influence in everyday life. Course includes tours of the nanofabrication facilities at Lock Haven University and Pennsylvania State University.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

NANO105 Introduction to Nanoscale Science (3.0 sh)

An introduction to the fundamental principles determining the properties of matter at the nanoscale with an overview of the major fields of application.


 

NANO201 Materials, Safety and Equipment Overview for Nanofabrication
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Provides an overview of the materials, safety and equipment issues encountered in the practice of "top down" and "bottom up" nanofabrication. It focuses on environment, health, and safety (EHS) issues in equipment operation and materials handling. Topics to be covered include cleanroom operation, OSHA lab standard safety training, and health issues.

Prerequisite: ( CHEM120 AND PHYS130 AND PHYS131 ) OR ( CHEM120 AND PHYS170 AND PHYS171 )

Corequisite:   None


 

NANO202 Basic Nanotechnology Process
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
Hands-on introduction to the processing involved in "top down", "bottom up", and hybrid nanofabrication. The majority of the course details a step-by-step description of the equipment, facilities processes and process flow needed to fabricate devices and structures.

Prerequisite: ( CHEM120 AND PHYS130 AND PHYS131 ) OR ( CHEM120 AND PHYS170 AND PHYS171 )

Corequisite: None


 

NANO203 Materials in Nanofabrication

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An in-depth, hands-on exposure to the producing and positioning of the materials used in nanofabrication designed to give students experience in depositing, fabricating, and self-assembling a wide variety of materials tailored for their mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic, and biological properties.

Prerequisite: ( NANO201 AND NANO202 )

Corequisite:   None


 

NANO204 Patterning for Nanotechnology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Hands-on treatment of all aspects of advanced pattern transfer and pattern transfer equipment including probe techniques; stamping and embossing; e-beam; and optical contact and stepper systems.

Prerequisite: ( NANO201 AND NANO202 )

Corequisite:   None


 

NANO205 Materials Modification for Nanotechnology Applications

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An in-depth exploration of the processing techniques and specialty hardware used in modifying material properties in nanofabrication and used in forming nano-scale devices and systems. Application and design project such as DNA lab on a chip, prosthetic devices, and photovoltaic cells will be done as group projects.

Prerequisite: ( NANO203 AND NANO204 )

Corequisite:   None


 

NANO206 Characterization and Testing of Nanotechnology Structures and Materials

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Examines a variety of techniques and measurements essential for testing and for controlling material fabrication and final device performance. Characterization includes electrical, optical, physical, and chemical approaches.

Prerequisite: ( NANO203 AND NANO204 )

Corequisite:   None


 

NANO210 Nanotechnology Tools and Techniques (3.0 sh)

An introduction to a core set of nanotechnology-related advanced instrumentation and techniques.  Both theoretical and operational aspects of these will be covered at a basic level.  The course will also be a basic introduction to nanostructure and thin film synthesis, in-situ and ex-situ characterization of nanostructures and nanoscale systems including systems in biotechnology, material science and other disciplines.

Prerequisite:  NANO105


 

NANO300 Thin Film Science and Technology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 4 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 4 sh]

Introduces the fundamentals of thin-film science and technology including fabrication, characterization of the thin-films structures and their optical, mechanical, electromagnetic properties. It will also address some aspects of low dimensional structures, including both the conceptual principles and experimental techniques of nanoscale science.

Prerequisite: ( PHYS170 ) OR ( PHYS171 ) OR ( PHAP205 )

Corequisite:   None


 

NANO304 Generation and Modification of Nanostructures (3.0 sh)

An intermediate course addressing the fundamental processes for deposition and growth of materials with emphasis on nanostructures, the principles of operation of common class of deposition and patterning techniques, and creation of special experimental environments such as vacuum and gas management.

Prerequisites:  NANO105, PHYS130 and PHYS131 (OR PHYS170 and PHYS171)


 

NANO306 Characterization of Nanostructures (3.0 sh)

An introduction to in-situ, ex-situ destructive, and non-destructive characterization of nano/micro scale systems at an intermediate level.  Systems under discussion will be taken from physics, engineering, material science, chemistry, and biotechnology, emphasizing current technological and investigative applications.  Students develop competency in the use of a broad, versatile set of characterization techniques.

Prerequisites:  NANO210


 

NANO458 Advanced Applied Nanotechnology Laboratory

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Laboratory experience drawn from an undergraduate foundation in sciences including areas of current research in nanotechnology. Experimental methods and analysis are used, with emphasis on group and individual work in the planning, execution, and presentation of research. Students may repeat for credit.

Prerequisite: ( NANO206 )

Corequisite:   None

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