MNS 102
Techniques for Materials and Nanosciences
2018 Winter

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MNS 102 LEC 0.50  - 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]

 

LECTURE MATERIALS

                                                                            

Lecture Hours: Monday, Wednesday 2:30-4:00 pm in MC-4063
Office Hours: Thursday, Friday 11 am to 3 pm


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aterials for the lecture will usually be uploaded to LEARN 12 hours before the lecture. 
Please print out these lecture materials beforehand - just in case we run into unanticipated technical problems.  Please see the Class Log below for detailed course content.

 

Please note the important dates:
In-class Term Test #1 on Feb 26 (Mon) in CPH-3602/3604, and

in-class Term Test #2 on Mar 21 (Wed) in DWE-1501
Please work around these dates as these dates are now fixed.

 

Final Exam on Apr 23 (Mon) at 9:00-11:30 am in RCH-307

 

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Week CLASS LOG:  What have we learned today? Topic Homework
0 <Jan 3>  No lecture - starting up...    
1 <Jan 8>  Opener: Course orientation & scope || Overview of Materials and Nanosciences | Defnition of Nanotech | Nanoscale | Common nano applications
<Jan 10>  | Nanomaterials: Properties & Applications | Nanomaterials as seen by SigmaAldrich  | Lab tour
01

Page 13

HW #1
Due Jan 22
2 <Jan 15>  | Case Study: Nanocatalysts | Lab tour
<Jan 17>  | Case study: Nanoelectronics: Moore's law | History of Nanotechnology | Nanoscience | Course content || Types of Materials and their properties 
   
3 <Jan 22>  || Nanoscale phenomena | MP
<Jan 24>   | Reactivity | Lycurgus Cup | Gold colloids | Quantum confinement | Excition | Intentionally produced nanomaterials
02
 
HW #2
Due Feb 12
4 <Jan 29>  || Module 1: Materials Synthesis (2) - Overview | Solid-state synthesis | Strategies for making nanomaterials | Bottom-up approach | Beaker chemistry, Sol-Sel, Hydrothermal | Electrochemistry | Templates, seed-layers and catalysts
<Jan 31> || Dry chemistry methods: Overview | Film growth modes | Growth contro l CVD 
11

 


 
5 <Feb 5>  | CVD reactions | Types of CVD | LPCVD vs PECVD | PVD | Mean Free Path | Other considerations | Physical Vapour Deposition | Vacuum deposition: thermal and e-beam evaporation
<Feb 7>   | GLAD  | Sputter deposition: DC and AC | Magnetron sputtering  | Pulsed Laser Deposition | Molecular Beam Epitaxy | Atomic Layer Deposition
12 HW #3
Due Mar 5
6 <Feb 12>  || Module 2: Basic Metrology and Materials Characterization (12) -  Structure determination techniques | Basic introduction to group theory: Symmetry operation, Bravis lattices, Miller indices | Crystallographic planes
<Feb 1
4>  || Structure of Metals | Atomic Packing Fraction | Densities | | Cubic unit cells, CCP vs HCP || Structures of ceramics | Common structures || Structure of polymers || Densities of Materials - comparison
21a
21b
21c
Handout_1  Handout_2

 
  <Feb 19>  Reading week - No lecture
<Feb 21>  Reading week - No lecture
   
7 <Feb 26>  Term Test #1 - Everything up to and including materials covered in Weeks 1-5. 
<Feb 28>  | X-ray Diffraction | Rontgen, and X-ray generation | Laue equations and diffraction | Bragg's law | Single-crystal XRD | Powder XRD | Bragg-Brentano setups
22a
22b
22c

22d
HW #4
Due Mar 19
8 <Mar 5>  || Information obtained by XRD | Phase ID, quantitative analysis, crystallinity and stress, texture and orientation, crystallite size || Limitation of XRD | Triumph of XRD - Double helix DNA structure
<Mar 7>  || Light microsocpy | Basic optics | History of LM | Simple Microscope || Basic concepts: NA, R, WD, DOF || Types of LM | Bright Field | Dark Field
   
9 <Mar 12>  | Kohler illumination | Polarized Light Microscopy | Differential Interference Contrast and phase contrast || Transmitted light vs reflected light setup | Fluorescence Microscopy
<Mar 14>  | Electron | History of EM | Everhart Thomley SE detector | TEM vs LM | TEM Optics | LM vs EM | Resolution | Abberation | DOF 
23 HW #5
Due Mar 26
10 <Mar 19>  | Modes of Operation | Imaging vs Diffraction | Imaging : BF, DF, HRTEM | TEM vs STEM | Limitations of TEM
<Mar 21>  Term Test #2 - Everything up to and including materials covered in Weeks 1-9 inclusive, with emphasis on materials not tested in Term Test #1.
24  
11 <Mar 26>  || SEM overview | SEM vs TEM | Electron scattering | IMFP | Deexcitations
<Mar 28>
  | Photoionization | Secondary electrons || Modes of operation | SE vs In-lens | Different contrast mechanisms | SE vs BSE | EDX | Mapping and quantitative analysis | SEM pros and cons  || STM: Overview | QM tunnelling 
25 HW #6
Due Apr 2
12 <Apr 2>  | Principle & Instrumentation | Modes of operation | Pros & Cons | Applications || AFM | Forces
<Apr 4>   | Principle | Modes of Operation | Static vs Dynamic modes | Applications || Course wrap up
26  

Final Exam: April 23 (Monday) 9:00-11:30 am in RCH-307

 
     
     
 

Frequently Asked Questions


Does one need to buy the textbook?   No.

Problems in downloading pdf files?
<1> Make sure your PDF reader is up to date - If not, go to the Adobe site and get the latest reader.  
<2> Try right-click on the filename, select either <Save target as...> or <Save link as...> (depending on which browser you are using) and save this file in a directory that you can read back later.
<3> If everything fails, call/e-mail me and I shall give/e-mail you a copy.
<4> There is a hardcopy of the solution manual at the library.

Mark review policy  As per discussion in class..