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Course modules

Module 8b. - Synthesis and Processing of Nanostructured Materials (5 ECTS credits – optional module)

Physical Chemistry of surfaces (surface energy, chemical potential in curved surfaces, the Young-Laplace equation, the Kelvin equation: consequences and applications. Capillarity. Cohesion and adhesion. Electrostatic stabilization – DLVO theory - steric stabilization, etc.). 0-D Nanostructures (nanoparticles: homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation, synthesis in micelles or microemulsions, aerosol synthesis, spray-pyrolysis, etc.). 1-D Nanostructures (nanowires, nanotubes: spontaneous growth, VLS or SLS growth, stress induced recrystallization, electrospinning, lithography, etc.). 2-D Nanostructures (thin films: physical vapour deposition (PVD), molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), sputtering, chemical vapour deposition (CVD), atomic layer deposition (ALD), self-assembly, LB films, electrochemical deposition, sol-gel films, etc.). Materials of relevant interest in Nanotechnology and their applications (fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, dendrimers, block copolymers, micro and mesoporous materials, core-shell structures, organic-inorganic hydrids, intercalation compounds, nanocomposites, clusters, molecular machines, etc.).

Master Degree in Nanostructured Materials for Nanotechnology Applications / University of Zaragoza