Analysis of Nanomaterials (NANO*2100)
Code and section: NANO*2100*01
Term: Winter 2015
Instructor: Xiaorong Qin
This course provides an in-depth study of the important instruments that have been developed to analyze nanostructured materials. Useful information that is derived from scattering processes involving X-rays, visible light, electrons, and neutrons will be studied. Microscopic techniques such as Atomic Force Microscopy will also be studied because of the nanoscale structural information that they can provide. The study of spectroscopic techniques also forms part of the course. The application of these instruments to lithographic production techniques is also developed.
MacN 449 (Ext. 53675)
Mon., Wed., Fri. 9:30 – 10:20 am.
Room – MacN 202
- Modern Physics for Scientists and Engineers, 2nd Edition, by Taylor, Zifiratos and Dubson, 2004
- Solid State Physics, by Ashcroft and Mermin, 1976
- Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles, by Bohren and Huffman, 1983
You are required to attend lectures (classroom discussion +2%).
|Assignments (Penalty for late submission -10% per day)||20%|
- Crystal Lattices: (real-space and reciprocal space)
- basis for understanding (x-ray) diffraction methods;
- establishing some familiarity with vector algebra.
- Determination Crystal Structures by Diffraction Methods:
- generation of x-rays;
- waves interaction with crystal lattices (picture in reciprocal space); application examples in x-ray powder diffraction.
- Spectroscopic Methods in Atomic Structural Characterization:
- necessary concepts of quantum mechanics and energy band theory (for UV-vis; Fluorescence labs; STM/STS, SPM; and the introduction of x-ray absorption spectroscopy);
- introducing concepts of electrodynamics for describing EM boundary conditions (for surface plasma enhanced UV-vis absorption).
Not generally required. However, if you miss a TEST or EXAM, then you should see your College Counselor and get a note from him/her.
Collaboration versus Copying
(You are encouraged to review the lecture contents in time, and learn the approaches. No skipping steps in your homework, or pay attention to the presentation. As a common sense, every step in your derivation should be based on a logic reason, either from physics concepts or from math rules.)
You are encouraged to discuss with others as you learn the material and work on the assignments. However, the work you submit must be your own (your understanding written independently) and not a copy of someone else's work.
The University of Guelph takes a serious view of academic misconduct and will severely penalize students, faculty and staff who are found guilty of offenses associated with misappropriation of others' work, misrepresentation of personal performance and fraud, improper access to scholarly resources, and obstructing others in pursuit of their academic endeavors. Each student is assumed to be familiar with the regulations surrounding academic misconducts, as spelled out in the Undergraduate Calendar.