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Syllabus ( NANO 513 )


   Basic information
Course title: Advanced Characterization Techniques in Nanotechnology
Course code: NANO 513
Lecturer: Dr. Öğr. Üyesi Nihan AYDEMİR
ECTS credits: 7.5
GTU credits: 3 (3+0+0)
Year, Semester: 2017, Fall
Level of course: Second Cycle (Master's)
Type of course: Area Elective
Language of instruction: English
Mode of delivery: Face to face
Pre- and co-requisites: none
Professional practice: No
Purpose of the course: This course will introduce the basic principles of nanomaterials characterization and the common characterization techniques.
   Learning outcomes Up

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

  1. Describe a range of common characterization methods for the determination of the structure and composition of nanomaterials

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To gain in-depth knowledge and experience about basic concepts and methods in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
    2. To take an active role in Product Development and Research-Development processes
    3. Ability to work independently and take responsibility
    4. Design and conduct independent research projects.
    5. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    6. Communication and Social Competence
    7. Demonstrating professional and ethical responsibility.

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
  2. Identify the appropriate experimental method for a particular characterization problem

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To be knowledgeable and practical about the production and characterization techniques of materials and devices in nano scale.
    2. To take an active role in Product Development and Research-Development processes
    3. Ability to work independently and take responsibility
    4. Learning Competence
    5. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    6. Communication and Social Competence
    7. Field-based Competence

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Term paper
  3. Understading the microstructure analysis by x-ray diffraction, microscopy and optical techniques and utilize the instruments for material characterization.

    Contribution to Program Outcomes

    1. To gain in-depth knowledge and experience about basic concepts and methods in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
    2. Cognitive, Practical
    3. Design and conduct independent research projects.
    4. Develop an awareness of continuous learning in relation with modern technology
    5. Communication and Social Competence
    6. Field-based Competence

    Method of assessment

    1. Written exam
    2. Seminar/presentation
    3. Term paper
   Contents Up
Week 1: Introduction to nano caharcterization
Week 2: Raman working principles and applications
Week 3: XPS working principles and applications
Week 4: XRD working principles and applications
Week 5: Magnetic characterization techniques working principles and applications
Week 6: UV Spectroscopy working principles and applications
Week 7: FTIR working principles and applications
Week 8: Midterm Exam
Week 9: SEM working principles and applications
Week 10: STM working principles and applications
Week 11: TEM working principles and applications
Week 12: AFM working principles and applications
Week 13: Electrical and electrochemical characterization techniques that can be used in Nanotechnology
Week 14: Nanoparticle characterization
Week 15*: Nano film characterization
Week 16*: Final Project Presentations ( Present a research article related with student’s research area)
Textbooks and materials: Y. Leng, Materials Characterization, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, NJ, 2008
Recommended readings: D.D.Brandon, W.D.Kaplan, Microstructural Characterization of Materials, John Wiley & Sons 1999
S Tumanski, Hand Book of Magnetic Measurements, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC 2011
  * 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 40
Other in-term studies: 0
Project: 15,16 60
Homework: 0
Quiz: 0
Final exam: 0
  Total weight:
(%)
   Workload Up
Activity Duration (Hours per week) Total number of weeks Total hours in term
Courses (Face-to-face teaching): 3 16
Own studies outside class: 4 16
Practice, Recitation: 2 16
Homework: 0 0
Term project: 0 0
Term project presentation: 10 2
Quiz: 0 0
Own study for mid-term exam: 8 2
Mid-term: 3 1
Personal studies for final exam: 0 0
Final exam: 0 0
    Total workload:
    Total ECTS credits:
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  * ECTS credit is calculated by dividing total workload by 25.
(1 ECTS = 25 work hours)
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