NanoScience Practicals (1-3)

UM-StL Physics 4306 (2008)

Nanoscale science is a place where biology, chemistry, engineering, medicine, physics, manufacturing, extraterrestrial materials, ethics, crime scene investigation, and complex system studies of emergence join up, and increasingly make contact with our everyday lives at work and at play. This cross-disciplinary class is designed to provide practical information to non-technical consumers of quantitative data on nanoscale characterization, synthesis, and modeling, as well as to provide students working on technical research with overview material that they don't get in the standard curriculum. It involves the addition of synthesis and modeling modules to an earlier characterization course, as well as a move to weekly class meetings in a computer-equipped classroom. The content is expected to adapt to developments in this emerging field, and to reflect the interests of multiple faculty in the University’s recently expanded Center for NanoScience (CNS).

Boiler Plate:
Curricular Area: Cross-disciplinary Science
Course Number: 4306
Reference Number: 44778
Section Number: 001
Day, Time & Location:
Saturday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM, B225, BENTON HALL, Recitation/Seminar/Discussion
Organizing Instructor: FRAUNDORF,PHILIP
Course Description:
Studies of nanoscience characterization, synthesis, modeling techniques designed for clients of these tools, as well as for technical users interested in a current overview. Course consists of a set of 1/3 semester modules. Check with the instructor on more specialized modules (e.g. on materials microscopy) if interested. Each module will cover instrumentation, current applications, weaknesses, and will involve lab visits for hands-on experience, weekly web interaction and classroom hours.

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