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Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Introduction to Nanotechnology

ME 42301 / 3 Cr. (3 Class)

The course introduces students to the scale of nanotechnology, materials used in nanotechnology, forces acting in nanomaterials, electronic and mechanical behaviors on the nanometer scale, and applications in industries and life sciences. Nano-versus micro-technology in the evaluation of potential risks and benefits will be covered with emphasis on their impact on society.
Textbooks

G. Hornyak and J. Moore, Fundamentals of Nanotechnology, Taylor.

Goals
Introduce students to the nanotechnology area in various applications.
Outcomes
  • Describe the status of nanotechnology infrastructure and products in the USA in instrumentation, devices, materials, and applications. [a,b,c,d]
  • Compare Nanotechnology to microtechnology issues. [c,e,k]
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Nanotechnology standards, tools, and nanomanufacturing [a, c]
  • Explain the features of nanoscale electronics [b, c]
  • Communicate team project or team research term paper work through oral presentation, and technical report [b, c]
Topics
  • Introduction to Nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology products
  • Nanotechnology standards
  • Environmental, Healt and Safety Aspects of Nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology Manufacturing
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Flexible Electronics
  • Nano-optics
  • Metamaterials
  • Nanomagnetic systems
  • Medical nanotechnology