Syllabus academic year 2009/2010
(Created 2009-08-11.)
NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY – AN INTRODUCTIONFFFA01

Higher education credits: 7. Grading scale: UG. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. FFFA01 overlap following cours/es: FFF150, FFF150, FFF150 och FFF150. Compulsory for: N1. Course coordinator: Professor Lars Samuelson,, lars.samuelson@ftf.lth.se, och Professor Knut Deppert, knut.deppert@ftf.lth.se, Fysik, kurslaboratoriet. Assessment: Part 1: Compulsory laboratory visits with written report and oral examination. Part 2: Compulsory project work with written and oral presentation. Parts: 2. Home page: http://www-gu.ftf.lth.se/arskurs1/NanoIntro/NanoIntro1.html.

Aim
This course will offer an overview over research and applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Additionally, it gives an overview to the entire Engineering Nanoscience curriculum and will define and convey the "soul" of the program to the students.

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

be able to actively argue on problems regarding nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Contents
The method of instruction will be partly lectures and partly group exercises and projects. A major theme for this introductory course is to highlight inter-disciplinary and important research results in the field from the last 5-10 years. The course will focus on results that have meant important breakthroughs in the four fields that are represented by the four profile paths at the conclusion of the Engineering Nanoscience program, especially with regard to "life sciences" (biology and medicine). Different research areas within nanoscience will be presented in lectures as well as during visits to research environments. The students will be encouraged to actively discuss and reflect on the contents of the course.

Project:

Each student will choose a project area to focus their studies on and will, during several weeks, visit and interact with a research department corresponding to the selected project. This project, consisting of literature studies and gathering research information, may be performed as a group activity. The project will result in a written report that will be presented orally at a symposium, where the combined presentations will cover the entire field.

Literature
Booker, R.D. & Boysen, E.: Nanotechnology for Dummies. Wiley 2005. ISBN: 0764583689.
Compendium.

Parts

Code: 0107. Name: Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Oral Examination.
Higher education credits: 4. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: See main course. Contents: See main course.

Code: 0207. Name: Symposium on Nanoscience.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: See main course. Contents: See main course.