Dr. Joseph Tracy
Materials Science and Engineering
MSE 565 Introduction to Nanomaterials
3 Credit Hours
Introduction to nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanowires, and nanostructured thin films, emphasizing their synthesis, structural and property characterization, novel physical and chemical properties, applications, and contemporary literature.
Graduate standing and a BS in engineering or the physical sciences is required.
Students who complete this course will be able to:
- Describe methods for fabricating nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanowires, and nanostructured thin films.
- Describe the physical properties of nanomaterials.
- Describe tools for structure and property characterization of nanostructures.
- Describe applications for nanomaterials.
- Use literature resources for further self-guided learning about nanoscale materials.
Exams: Three midterm exams. The last midterm exam will be given during the period regularly assigned for the final exam.
Homework: Problem sets and review of selected literature readings.
Project: Term paper.
Software Requirements: Microsoft PowerPoint.
Electronic textbooks are available through NCSU libraries to registered students free of charge:
Kenneth J. Klabunde, Nanoscale Materials in Chemistry
Luis M. Liz-Marzán and Prashant V. Kamat: Nanoscale Materials
Günter Schmid: Nanoparticles: From Theory to Application
Jin Zhang, et al.: Self-Assembled Nanostructures
Instructor notes will be also be provided
Computer and Software Requirements
Please review the minimum computer specifications that NC State University and Engineering Online recommend.