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Syllabus ( MSE 514 )


   Basic information
Course title: The Production and Characterization Methods of Nanomaterials
Course code: MSE 514
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Ahmet Yavuz ORAL
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 1/2, Fall and Spring
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: Turkish
Mode of delivery: Face to face , Group study , Lab work
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course:
   Learning outcomes Up

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Propose fabrication strategies of nanostructures suitable for nanodevices

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Formulate and solve advanced engineering problems
    3. Embrace modern methods and tools in the field of materials science and engineering
    4. Acquire scientific knowledge
    5. Demonstrating professional and ethical responsibility.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
  2. Comprehend how size influences physical properties

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Work effectively in multi-disciplinary research teams
    3. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
  3. Identify appropriate characterisation techniques, and demonstrate awareness of future nanotechnologies

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. Define and manipulate advanced concepts of Materials Science and Engineering
    2. Formulate and solve advanced engineering problems
    3. Acquire scientific knowledge
    4. Effectively express his/her research ideas and findings both orally and in writing

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
   Contents Up
Week 1: Nanotechnology overview
Week 2: CMOS scaling
Week 3: Optical nanolithographies
Week 4: Charged beam nanolithographies
Week 5: Atomic layer deposition
Week 6: Nanocrystals and dots
Week 7: Nanowires and tubes
Week 8: Midterm Exam
Week 9: General microscopy concepts
Week 10: Optical microscopy
Week 11: Transmission electron microscopy
Week 12: Scanning electron microscopy
Week 13: Atomic force microscopy
Week 14: Project Presentations
Week 15*: Project Presentations
Week 16*: Written Final Exam
Textbooks and materials: Lindsay SM, Introduction to Nanoscience, Oxford University Press 2009 (ISBN 0199544212)
Cui Z, Nanofabrication: Principles, Capabilities and Limits, Springer 2008 (ISBN 0387755764)
Recommended readings: Goodhew PJ, Humphreys FJ, Beanland R, Electron Microscopy and Analysis, Taylor and Francis 2001 (ISBN 0748409688)
Franssila S, Introduction to Microfabrication, Wiley 2004 (ISBN 0470851066)
  * Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.
Assessment Up
Method of assessment Week number Weight (%)
Mid-terms: 8 20
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 1-13 50
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 16 30
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 14
Own studies outside class: 3 14
Practice, Recitation: 0 0
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 6 13
Term project presentation: 1 2
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 10 1
Mid-term: 2 1
Personal studies for final exam: 10 1
Final exam: 2 1
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
*
  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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