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Nanoscience Technology Courses:
NST201 - Materials, Safety, and Equipment Overview for Nanotechnology
Catalog Description: Introduces concepts of size and scale in relation to nanotechnology; environmental, health and safety concerns of nanotechnology; structure of matter on the Nano scale including concept of nanosurface and energy at the Nano scale; classification of materials by their physical, chemical, electrical, optical, and mechanical properties; basic vacuum systems; Nano characterization and fabrication equipment and processes. Pre-requisite: CHE101 and MAT121 OR CHE 101 and MAT 102 with a ‘C’ or better; and PHY 122 with a ‘C’ or better OR concurrent enrollment in PHY 122
Lecture: 3 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Acquire basic working knowledge of Nano materials and Nano processes safety such as
chemical, biological, electrical, environmental, health and safety.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of principles of vacuum based systems.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the structure of the matter on the Nano scale and its
difference from the material properties of the bulk matter.
4. Classify materials based on their chemical and physical properties.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the general Nano fabrication processing and
contamination and damage control.
6. Describe the utilization and application of various characterization instruments.
*7. Identify and use appropriate technical literature for the research assignment.
* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.
1. Safety, health and environmental concerns
2. Overview of vacuum based systems
3. Overview of non-vacuum based systems
4. Structure of matter
5. Classifying materials
6. General processing concerns, contamination and damage
7. Basic characterization tools
Effective Term: Fall 2015