The course will expose the student to the world of nanotechnology and its principles, with special emphasis on nanophotonics. The course will describe the wide range of nano-materials, their chemical and physical properties and their application. The student will be exposed to a variety of imaging methods of nanostructures. The course will describe nano-devices that combine electrical activity, optical or biological and will reveal the principles behind them. The course will allow the students to be exposed to a multidisciplinary subject which includes all areas of sciences and advanced technological applications.
1. Introduction to Nanotechnology: History, inspiration, purpose, meaning nanoscale size.
2. Nanotechnology principles: Top-down method compared to the bottom-up technique, self-assembly (SAM), expression properties that are not manifested at the macro scale, the effect of surface volume ratio.
3. Effect of particles sizes on properties of nanomaterials: Thermal properties, electrical properties, lattice constant, phase transformation, optical properties
4. Nano-materials and Nano structures: Classification of nano-materials, chemical structures, physical properties and manufacturing. Quantum dots, inorganic nanoparticles, organic nanoparticles and biomaterials. Nano-structures: nanowires and nano-pores.
5. Nanolithography and nanoprinting: Optic Nanolithography, e-beam lithography, Imprint nanolithography, Contact lithography, Soft lithography, Printing by Atomic Force Microscope, Molecular printing and Magnetic lithography.
6. Nano Imaging: Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM&STEM), Atomic Force Microscope (AFM), Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM).
7. Nano electronic and Nano photonic: Molecular electronic and nanoelectronic devices, applying of nanomaterials in solar cell, producing transparence and flexible chips by organic-conductive devices, applying nanomaterials for fuel cell.
8. Characterization of Nanomaterials: X-ray diffraction (XRD), Piezo Force Microscopy (PFM), Near-field scanning optical microscopy (NSOM).
9. Introduction of bio-nanotechnology: Bio and chemo nano-sensors based of range of responses: electric, optic and piezoelectric, Bio-fuel cell, Biochips, Lab on a chip (LOC), Bio-M/NEMS, Conductive nanostructure producing by biomaterials, bio-switch.
1. Geoffrey A. Ozin, Andre C. Arsenault and Ludovico Cademartiri, Nanochemistry (Royal Society of Chemistry , Cambridge UK, 2009) .
2. Korkin Anatoli and Rosei Federico, Nanoelectronics and photonics: from atoms to materials (New York, Springer, 2008).
3. Christof M. Niemeyer and Chad A. Mirkin, Nanobiotechnology: concepts, applications and perspectives (Wiley-VCH, 2004).
4. Cao G., Wang Y., Nanostructures and Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications (2nd Edition, World Scientific Publisher Co., Singapore, 2011)
1. Prof. Alla Zak, Faculty of Engineering, HIT Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Prof. Guozhong Cao, University of Washington, 302M Roberts Hall, Box 352120, Seattle, Washington USA 98195-2120.
Dr. Amir Handelman, Faculty of Engineering,
HIT Holon Institute of Technology, Holon, Israel
(in collaboration with Dr Amos Bardea)