Instructor

Dr. Joseph Tracy

Dr. Joseph Tracy

Materials Science and Engineering

Phone: 919-513-2623
Email: jbtracy@ncsu.edu
Instructor Website

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.

Prerequisite

Graduate standing and a BS in engineering or the physical sciences is required.

Course Objectives

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.

Course Requirements

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.

Textbook

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.

Updated: 10/31/2022