MNS 102
Techniques for Materials and Nanosciences
Winter

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Course Outline
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LECTURES
Total contact hours ~ 24-30 hrs
Tong Leung  Office: C2-066A (Tel: 519-888-4567 ext. 35826) or Lab: C2-059-066 (Tel: ext. 36827).  E-mail: tong@uwaterloo.ca.
Available any time or make appointment by e- or voice-mail.  Website: http://leung.uwaterloo.ca or http://www.nanoOntario.com

 

TEXTBOOKS
References only.  Course and exam materials will be based primarily on Leung's Lecture Notes and handouts.

(1)  C. R. Brundle, C. A. Evans, S. Wilson, "Encyclopedia of Materials Characterization", Butterworth-Heinemann, Toronto (1992) - Available as e-book in Library.

(2)  D. Brandon, W. D. Kaplan, "Microstructural Characterization of Materials", 2nd ed., Wiley, Chichester (2008) - On Reserve. TA417.23 B73 2008.

(3)  B. D. Fahlman, "Materials Chemistry", 2nd ed., Dordrecht, New York (2011) - Available as e-book in Library

(4)  W. D. Callister, "Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction", 7th ed., Wiley, New York (2006) - On Reserve. TA403.C23 2006  - Other editions are also fine.

(5)  C.W. Shong, S.C. Haur, A.T.S. Wee, "Science at the Nanoscale: An Introduction Textbook", Pan Stanford, Singapore (2010) - On Reserve. T174.7.C49 2010

(6)  M.DiVentra, S. Evoy, J.R. Heflin, "Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology",  Springer, New York (2004) - On Reserve, QC176.8
(7)  C. Kittel, "Introduction to Solid State Physics", Wiley, New York (1976) - On Reserve. QC176.K5. 

MARKS

THREE-FIVE Homework Assignments, plus Reading 10 %
TWO Term Tests 40 10 %
ONE Final Exam 50 10 %
Total 100 %

 

LECTURE MATERIALS

Lecture materials (for private use only and not for distribution) will normally be uploaded 12 hours before the lecture.

 
 


COURSE OUTLINE

Week

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Topics        

1   Opener: Scope and course orientation
Overview of Materials and Nanosciences - Review of notable nanoscale phenomena | Structure-property relations | Basic physics and chemistry background | Lab tours
2   Module 1: Materials Synthesis - Overview of common wet and dry methods || Wet chemistry methods: Beaker chemistry, Sol-Sel, Hydrothermal, Electrochemistry | Templates, seed-layers and catalysts || Dry chemistry methods: Solid-state synthesis, Chemical Vapour Deposition, Physical Vapour Deposition (including magnetron sputtering, e-beam evaporation, pulsed laser deposition), Molecular Beam Epitaxy | General materials growth mechanisms
3  

Module 2: Basic Metrology and Materials Characterization - Structure determination techniques | X-ray Diffraction: Basic introduction in group theory, basic physics, diffraction of powders and thin films)

4  

| Light Microscopy: Key concepts including magnification, working distance, depth of focus, spatial resolution vs field of view | Transmission Electron Microscopy and electron diffraction

5  

| Scanning Electron Microscopy (and Energy-Dispersive X-ray analysis) | Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy | Atomic Force Microscopy

6  

|| Composition determination techniques | Optical spectroscopies: Absorption vs transmission, IR, Raman, UV, photoluminescence

7  

| X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy: Photoelectric effect and Einstein's equation, electronic and band structures | Secondary ion mass spectrometry: Static vs Dynamic SIMS

8  

|| Characterization of electrical, physical and magnetic properties | Resistivity and conductivity | Heat capacity | Magnetic properties

9   Module 3: Device Design and Fabrication (2) - Top-down vs bottom-up approaches | Optical Lithography | Electron Beam Lithography | Nano-imprinting | Nano-machining and nano-manipulation
10  

Module 4: Emerging Techniques (2) -  Super-resolution Microscopy | Helium Ion Microscopy | Ion Beam Lithography | Other tools

11   Wrap-up: Course summary

 

 
     
     
 

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MNS 101 LEC 0.50   [Course ID: 013979] : Materials and Nanosciences in the Modern World

 

Overview of materials, including physical and chemical classification of materials, and structure-property relationships; survey of emerging fields in materials and nanoscience research such as: nanotechnology, quantum materials and devices, bionic research; societal impacts of materials and nanoscience research. [Offered: F]

 

MNS 102 LEC 0.50   [Course ID: 013980] : Techniques for Materials and Nanosciences

 

Overview of materials synthesis, including both wet chemical and dry physical based methodologies; basic metrology and materials characterization of surface and bulk properties; introduction to the design, fabrication, and evaluation of simple devices; survey of emerging new techniques in materials and nanosciences. [Offered: W]