Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)

Higher education credits: 15. Grading scale: UG. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. Optional for: F4, F4nfe, K4m, MNAV2, N4. Course coordinator: Prof Tommy Nylander,, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Prerequisites: The course requires 120 hp or more in chemistry, physics, nanoscience or similar with LTH or the natural science faculty. The course might be cancelled if the numer of applicants is less than 10. The number of participants is limited to 50 Selection criteria: Credits remaining for the degree. Assessment: Essay (60 %) on research article defended at oral exam (40 %). Parts: 2. Home page:¶m8=false¶m1=175026.

The objective of the course is

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

have increased knowledge about fundamental aspects with respect to theory, methods and the scientific challenges that are addressed within nanoscience in a broad perspective.

The physical and chemical basis for the special properties of nanoscale systems will be developed systematically using simple models and examples from current nanoscience and -technology.

Themes include: Size-effects, fluctuations, self-organization, surface energies, micelles, nanoparticles, chemical, biological, electronic, magnetic and optical properties of molecular and solid state nanostructures.

J. Israelachvili “Intermolecular & Surface Forces” (Academic Press), P.A. Cox “The Electronic Structure and Chemistry of Solids” (Oxford) .
Supplemented by books from bachelor courses in physical chemistry, mechanics, biology and quantum physics.


Code: 0108. Name: Essay.
Higher education credits: 9. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Report is written.

Code: 0208. Name: Oral examination.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Report is written.