ENGRI 1200

ENGRI 1200

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Lecture/laboratory course designed to introduce first-year students to some of the ideas and concepts of nanoscience and nanotechnology with stronger emphasis on nanobiotechnology in the spring semester. Topics include nanoscience and nanotechnology-what they are and why they are of interest; atoms and molecules; the solid state; surfaces; behavior of light and material particles when confined to nanoscale dimensions; scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM); microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) design; basic micromachining and chemical synthesis methods, i.e., "top-down" and "bottom-up" approaches to nanofabrication; how to manipulate structures on the nanoscale; physical laws and limits they place on the nanoworld; some far-out ideas. In the laboratory, students construct a simple STM to record atomic resolution images; learn through hands on experience the basic workings of an SEM; use a MEMS computer-aided design software package to model the entire manufacturing sequence of a simple MEMS device, examine the simulated behavior of the device and compare it with real behavior; investigate the optical properties of quantum dots and the unexpected properties of fluids that flow through narrow channels.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

  • An introductory understanding of quantum mechanics and optics as applied to nanoscience and nanotechnology.
  • Acquired a basic understanding of the tools and fabrication techniques used in nanoscience and nanotechnology.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: AEP 1200

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 11275 ENGRI 1200   LEC 001

  • 11276 ENGRI 1200   LAB 401

  • 11277 ENGRI 1200   LAB 402

  • 11278 ENGRI 1200   LAB 403

  • 11279 ENGRI 1200   LAB 404