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Applications of Nanotechnology

Module name (EN):
Name of module in study programme. It should be precise and clear.
Applications of Nanotechnology
Degree programme:
Study Programme with validity of corresponding study regulations containing this module.
Mechatronics, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020
Module code: MTM.NAA
Hours per semester week / Teaching method:
The count of hours per week is a combination of lecture (V for German Vorlesung), exercise (U for Übung), practice (P) oder project (PA). For example a course of the form 2V+2U has 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of exercise per week.
1V+1PA (2 hours per week)
ECTS credits:
European Credit Transfer System. Points for successful completion of a course. Each ECTS point represents a workload of 30 hours.
Semester: according to optional course list
Mandatory course: no
Language of instruction:
Written exam and presentation

[updated 01.10.2020]
Applicability / Curricular relevance:
All study programs (with year of the version of study regulations) containing the course.

MTM.NAA Mechatronics, Master, ASPO 01.04.2020 , optional course
MAM2.1.2.18 Engineering and Management, Master, ASPO 01.10.2013 , semester 1, optional course, course inactive since 01.03.2022
MST.NAA Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Master, ASPO 01.04.2016 , optional course
MST.NAA Mechatronics and Sensor Technology, Master, ASPO 01.10.2011 , optional course
Workload of student for successfully completing the course. Each ECTS credit represents 30 working hours. These are the combined effort of face-to-face time, post-processing the subject of the lecture, exercises and preparation for the exam.

The total workload is distributed on the semester (01.04.-30.09. during the summer term, 01.10.-31.03. during the winter term).
30 class hours (= 22.5 clock hours) over a 15-week period.
The total student study time is 60 hours (equivalent to 2 ECTS credits).
There are therefore 37.5 hours available for class preparation and follow-up work and exam preparation.
Recommended prerequisites (modules):
Recommended as prerequisite for:
Module coordinator:
Prof. Dr. Walter Calles
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Walter Calles

[updated 30.01.2019]
Learning outcomes:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to classify the topic of nanotechnology thematically and describe the special properties of nanomaterials based on physical and chemical laws.
They will be able to decide which analytical methods are suitable for specific problems.
They will be able to show the application potentials of nanotechnology by means of discrete examples and will be familiar with already established products or industrial implementations of nanotechnology.
They will be aware of special precautions regarding occupational safety measures and the general risks involved in handling small particles.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Module content:
_        Thematic boundaries of nanotechnology
_        Interdisciplinarity
_        Nature as a model (bionics)
_        Basic properties and applications of nanomaterials
_        Nanomaterials from a chemical and physical perspective
_        Size and interface effects based on physical and chemical theories
        Nanotechnology processes and equipment
_        Synthesis methods for nanoparticles and nanostructures
_        Differentiation between top-down and bottom-up procedures
_        Coatings technology
_        Sol-gel technology
_        Characterization methods and analysis procedures (topographic, mechanical, electronic, optical)
        Handling nanomaterials with regard to occupational safety
_        Current studies and current state of knowledge on risks in handling nanomaterials
        Standardization in the field of nanotechnology

[updated 01.10.2020]
Teaching methods/Media:
Seminaristic, interactive course with lecture and workshop units. Integrated project work.
Copies and documents researched and prepared by the students themselves.

[updated 01.10.2020]
Recommended or required reading:
_        Uwe Hartmann: Faszination Nanotechnologie. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag. 2005. ISBN 3-8274-1658-2
_        Nanotechnologie für Dummies, R. Booker & E. Boysen, Wiley VCH Weinheim, 2006
_        Nanotechnologie, M. Köhler, Wiley VCH Weinheim, 2001
_        Niels Boeing: Nano ?! _ Die Technik des 21. Jahrhunderts Rowohlt, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-87134-488-5.
_        Veit Bütterlin: Die Ökonomie der Nanotechnologie. Tectum Verlag, Marburg 2007, ISBN 978-3-8288-9443-3.
_        Milton Ohring, Materials Science of Thin Films _ Deposition and Structure, Academic Press 2002
_        H. Ibach und H. Lüth, Festkörperphysik. Einführung in die Grundlagen, Springer 2002
_        J. I. Gersten and F. W. Smith, The Physics and Chemistry of Materials, Wiley 2001
_        Nanoscale Materials in Chemistry, Kenneth J. Klabunde, John Wiley & Sons Inc (2001)

[updated 01.10.2020]
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