CHEM 750/7500 - Nanotechniques

Semester: Spring 2021

Professor: K. T. Leung | Discipline: Physical | Campus: Waterloo

Description

Introduction to basic principles of the common tools used for materials research and nanosciences; hands-on training of sample preparation, use and operation as well as data analysis involving common nanotool instrument systems, including light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and related techniques, X-ray diffraction, optical spectroscopy and/or electron spectroscopy, and atomic force microscopy.

Materials

References only. Course and exam materials will be based primarily on Leung’s in-class Lecture Notes.

Brandon, W.D. Kaplan, “Microstructural Characterization of Materials”, 2nd ed., Wiley, Chicester (2008).

Evaluation

FIVE EXPERIMENTAL MODULES, each will involve a short lab report as part of evaluation 15 ± 5 %
Final Exam 25%
Total 100 %

Lab/Project

Week Ref. Topics
1 Brief introduction to the different modules and scope of the course.
2 MODULES 1-5 – Each module will include brief introduction to the basic principle behind the technique, standard operating procedure of the machine on hand, and individual experimentation.
3 MODULES 1-5
4 MODULES 1-5
5 MODULES 1-5
6 MODULES 1-5

Schedule

  • Wed: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm in Remote (Lecture)
  • Tue: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in C2-081 (Lab - Waterloo only)
  • Thu: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm in C2-081 (Lab - Waterloo only)

Office Hours

Office: C2-066A (Tel: 519-888-4567 x35826); Lab: C2-060-66. E-mail: [email protected]