Synthesis and Characterization of Nanomaterials II (NANO*2100)
Code and section: NANO*2100*01
Term: Winter 2023
Instructor: Xiaorong Qin
MacN 449 (Ext. 53675)
|M/W/F||9:30a - 10:30a||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
|Assignments (Late submission: -10% per day)||15%|
|Mid-Term (~ March 7)||20%|
|Final Exam (April 22, 8:30am)||30%|
- Bravais lattice, Unit cell, Lattice with basis
- Reciprocal lattice, Brillouin zone
- Lattice planes, Miller indices
Determination Crystal Structures by Diffraction Methods
- Radiation fundamentals and x-ray generation
- Waves interaction with crystal lattices (Bragg and Laue formulations)
- Ewald's sphere and x-ray powder diffraction
Spectroscopic Methods in Atomic Structural Characterization and Other Applications
- Establish necessary concepts of quantum mechanics and energy band theory(for UV-vis; Fluoresence labs; STM/STS, SPM)
- Introduce concepts of electrodynamics for describing EM boundary conditions (for surface plasma enhanced UV-vis absorption)
- 1D Lattice, 2D Lattice (Graphene), Field-Effect Transistor
Collaboration versus Copying
Scientists work alone or in groups, very often consulting fellow scientists and discussing their research problems with peers. Collaboration is a feature of scientific activity and there are many benefits to working with others. However, no ethical scientist would ever publish or claim the work of others as his or her own and generally scientists give reference to the appropriate source of ideas or techniques which are not their own.
You are a young scientist and, in this spirit, I encourage you to discuss with others as you learn the material and work on the problem assignments. However, the work that you submit as your assignment must be your own and not a copy of someone else’s work. Identical scripts will be given a mark of zero and plagiarism will be dealt with severely. I encourage you to cite your references, citing books and other articles when they are used and acknowledging discussions with those who have helped you in your understanding and completion of the problem. This is good scientific practice.
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