Solid State and Nanoscience
|Course code PHYS3390||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Mathematical and Physical Sciences|
This course covers the science that underpins Nanotechnology, the development of processes, materials and devices that function on the nanoscale. This course builds on the knowledge developed at PHYS1000 and PHYS2000 level and provides excellent preparation for students interested in Honours in the area of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
In order to participate in this course, students must complete a compulsory Occupational Health and Safety requirement. Students will receive full information on this compulsory component in the course outline provided by the school.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||At the end of this course a student will have:|
1. A knowledge of solid state physics concepts and ideas.
2. An understanding of the link between solid state physics and nanotechnology.
3. Skills in nanotechnology tools (e.g. scanned probe techniques).
4. An appreciation of the potential societal impact of nanotechnology.
|Content||1. Structure and bonding in solids|
2. Charge transport and mechanisms
3. Nanostructures and properties
4. Techniques and devices
|Replacing Course(s)||PHYS3380 Lasers and Nanotechnology|
|Assumed Knowledge||PHYS1210 Advanced Physics I & PHYS1220 Advanced Physics II|
PHYS2170 Quantum Mechanics and Semiconductor Physics & PHYS2260 Electromagnetism
PHYS3350 Quantum, Atomic and Molecular Physics
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for PHYS3390|