Materials and Nanotechnology, 6 credits (TFYA31)

Materials and Nanotechnology, 6 hp

Main field of study

Engineering Biology Applied Physics

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Magnus Odén

Director of studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman

Available for exchange students

Yes
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus VOF
6CTBI Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering (Devices and Materials in Biomedicine) 7 (Autumn 2017) 1, 2 4, 2 English Linköping o

Main field of study

Engineering Biology, Applied Physics

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Engineering Biology, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Physics, Molecular Physics, Immunobiology, Cellbiology

Intended learning outcomes

The course describes materials build-up and properties, and presents the physics that is applied on novel phenomena due to material structure down to nanometer size. It also focuses on the connection between the nano world and biology. The student should after this course be able to:

  • Describe material composition and build-up.
  • Make simple materials calculations.
  • Exemplify materials with definied properties.
  • Identifiy proper materials in typical applikations.
  • Review how nanoparticles and/or nanostructures are made and characterised.
  • Evaluate material och nanoparticle risks.
  • Interpret applications of nanobiomaterials.

Course content

  • Introduction to materials for Engineering Biology.
  • Polymers.
  • Hard materials, composition and microstructure (metals, ceramics).
  • Phase diagram and phase transformation (exemples from steel, aluminium alloys, micro electronics,...)
  • Materials, electrical, physical and mechanical properties.
  • Nanotechnology in soft and hard materials.
  • Interaction between cells and biomaterials
  • Preparation of nanostructures
  • Nanobiomaterials and Bionanotechnology
  • Nanotoxicology
  • Ethics in Nanotechnology
  • Student presentations about selected scientific articles.

Teaching and working methods

Lectures. Student presentations.
The course runs over the entire autumn semester.

Examination

UPG3Student presentationsU, G2 credits
TEN3Written examinationU, 3, 4, 54 credits
TEN3/UPG30 credits
For passed, the student will be examined on basics in material composition, material physical and electrical properties, materials preparatory- and analytical techniques, applications and risks of nanobiomaterials. Students presentations.

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Other information

Supplementary courses: Biomedical material, Surface science, Microsystem and Nanobiology.

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Magnus Boman

Examiner

Magnus Odén

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 38 h
Recommended self-study hours: 122 h

Course literature

Delar av olika läroböcker och föreläsning handouts. Tentamen kommer att ligga på det material som omfattas genom föreläsningar.
Delar av olika läroböcker och föreläsning handouts. Tentamen kommer att ligga på det material som omfattas genom föreläsningar.
UPG3 Student presentations U, G 2 credits
TEN3 Written examination U, 3, 4, 5 4 credits
TEN3/UPG3 0 credits
For passed, the student will be examined on basics in material composition, material physical and electrical properties, materials preparatory- and analytical techniques, applications and risks of nanobiomaterials. Students presentations.

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