PHY-490N: Intro to Nanotechnology and Nanomanufacturing
This course provides an introduction to the "how" and "why" of nanotechnology - the methods for making and characterizing nanostructured material and devices, and the scientific and technological applications that use them. Nanotechnology is by definition an integrative, interdisciplinary science. Accordingly students will be introduced to chemical, physical, biological and engineering principles and approaches that are currently used in nanotechnology research and development. Reading and class assignments will be drawn from recent textbooks and articles. Prerequisites include introductory physics and general chemistry. Recommended for third or fourth year undergraduate students.