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Fall 2018

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NST204 - Materials in Nanotechnology

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the following topics: colloids and colloidal chemistry in Nanotechnology; chemical self-assembly; properties of Nanoparticles; Nanoparticle synthesis and applications; quantum dot physics, synthesis and applications; cellular overview, biocompatibility and common materials; PDMS background, properties and applications. Pre-requisite: NST 201; Co-requisites: NST 202, NST 203, NST 206

Lecture: 2 hrs.

Lab: 2 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic chemical processes for creation of
Nanoscale materials.
2. Describe industry applications for the various chemical synthesis processes for
Nanoscale materials.
*3. Apply industry-standard techniques for the synthesis and characterization of
Nanotechnology materials.
4. Effectively and safely work as a member of technical team in laboratory setting.

* 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.


Content Outline:
1. Solutions review, colloids and colloidal chemistry
2. Self-assembly
3. Properties of nanoparticles
4. Nanoparticle synthesis and applications
5. Quantum dot physics, synthesis, and applications
6. Cellular overview, biocompatibility and common materials
7. PDMS background, properties and applications

Effective Term: Fall 2015