CHEM 750/7500 - Nanotechniques

Semester: Spring 2019

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


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.

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


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

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


FIVE EXPERIMENTAL MODULES, each will involve a short lab report as part of evaluation – 20 ± 10 %




  • Wed: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm in C2 278/MacN 203
  • Wed: 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm in C2 081

Office Hours

Office: C2-066A (Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 35826) or Lab: C2-060-66. E-mail: [email protected] Available any time or make appointment by e- or voice-mail. Website: