QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGEMENT UNIT

THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE

Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

COURSE CODE / TITLE

MME 527 – NANOTECHNOLOGY

COURSE INSTRUCTOR(S)

Professor B.O. Adewuyi

Dept. of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering,

Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

Phone: +2348034700715

Email: boadewuyi@futa.edu.ng;

and

Mr. Taiwo Samuel

Dept. of Metallurgical and MaterialsEngineering,

Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria.

Phone:

Email:

COURSE PARTICULARS

Course Code: MME 527

Course Title: Nanotechnology

No. of Units: 3

Course Duration: Two hours of theory and one hour of tutorial per week for 15 weeks.

Status: Elective

Course Email Address: mme527@futa.edu.ng

Course Webpage:

Prerequisite:

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed for students in the field of Science and Engineering to acquire quality knowledge in Nanotechnology. Since Nanotechnology is multidisciplinary, students studying engineering, agriculture and other science-based courses can benefit from the opportunities offered by this course as it provides a sound knowledge of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology pulls theories and conceptions from various disciplines: comprising engineering, physics, chemistry, agriculture, biology, mathematics, and computer science. It is being proclaimed as the next big technological revolution. Its use varied, ranging from traditional device physics to molecular self-assembly, to improving farming, drug delivery and developing new substances with dimensions on the nanoscale.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this course are to:

  • Provide the students with the knowledge and the basic understanding of nanotechnology.
  • Introduce the student into new methods of production of nanomaterials
  • Provide the students with relevant information on the impacts of nanotechnology

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES / COMPETENCIES

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: (Knowledge-based)

  • Know what it takes to have a career in nanotechnology
  • Understand the need to increase Nanotechnology awareness
  • Understand the engineering importance of Nanotechnology
  • Know the processing of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials and
  • Know the application of Nanotechnology and nanomaterials

GRADING SYSTEM FOR THE COURSE

This course will be graded as follows: Continuous Assessment: 40%; Examination: 60%

Class Attendance 5%

Assignments 5%

Mini Project & seminar 10%

Test(s) 20%

Final Examination 60%

TOTAL 100%

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

Attendance: It is expected that every student will be in class for lectures and also participate in all exercises. Attendance records will be kept and used to determine each person’s qualifications to sit for the final examination. In case of illness or other unavoidable cause of absence, the student must communicate as soon as possible with any of the instructors, indicating the reason for the absence.

Academic Integrity: Violations of academic integrity, including dishonesty in assignments, examinations, or other academic performances are prohibited. You are not allowed to make copies of another person’s work and submit it as your own; that is plagiarism. All cases of academic dishonesty will be reported to the University Management for appropriate sanctions in accordance with the guidelines for handling students’ misconduct as spelt out in the Students’ Handbook.

Assignments and Group Work: Students are expected to submit assignments as scheduled. Failure to submit an assignment as at when due will earn you zero for that assignment. Only under extenuating circumstances, for which a student has notified any of the instructors in advance, will late submission of assignments be permitted.

Code of Conduct in Lecture Rooms and Laboratories: Students should turn off their cell phones during lectures. Students are prohibited from engaging in other activities (such as texting, watching videos, etc.) during lectures. Food and drinks are not permitted in the laboratories and workshops.

READING LIST

1- Available in the University Library

2- Available in Departmental/School Libraries

3- Available on the Internet.

4- Available as Personal Collection

COURSE OUTLINE

Week

Topic

Remarks

1

  • Scope of Nanotechnology:
  • Units of Measurement
  • What It Take to Have a Career in Nanotechnology
  • Introduction to Nanotechnology

During this first class, the minds of the students are refreshed through Questions and Answers on chemistry and units of measurement.

The students will be made to understand the mental challenge and passion required to take up a carrier in nanotechnology

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2

  • The Significance of the Nanoscale
  • Why is nanotechnology important?
  • Advancing beneficial nanotechnology
  • Nanoscale in Three Dimensions

Students will learn about Nanotechnology as the manipulation of matter at the scale of atoms and molecules; Students will know the various examples of the application of nanotechnology Students will understand why with only a reduction in size and no change in substance, materials can exhibit new properties.

3

  • What are nanotechnology’s prospects?

-Near-term (1-5 years);

-Mid-term (5-10 years);

-Long-term (20+ years):

  • From Micro to Nano
  • Molecular nanotechnology and Nanorobotics

The future prospects of Nanotechnology will be looked into and analysed.

Students will understand the technology that involves manipulation of single atoms and molecules and machines of some functionality operating at the nanoscale

4

  • Structures of Materials
  • Effects of Materials’ Properties Change at the Nanoscale
  • Equipment for nano studies/ Characterization
  • Present Applications of Nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology Applications In New Nanomaterials

The importance of Nanotechnology to our environment will be studied. The students will understand that the structure of a material can be considered on several levels. They will also, study the effects of material property changes at the nanoscale and principal factors that cause the properties of nanomaterials to differ significantly from other materials.

5

  • Nanoparticles
  • Nanomaterials and nanoproducts
  • “top-down” and “bottom-up”
  • The mechanical production approach
  • Chemo-physico processes in nanoparticle

Particles at the nanoscale and unusual properties

a broad spectrum of application. basic strategies are used to produce nanoparticles

The students will understand the principles of Nano production.

6

  • nanocomposite
  • processing routes for MM-CNT composites

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7

  • Nanotechnology Processes
  • Nanotech and Manufacturing
  • Processing and Synthesis Techniques for Nanoparticles

design, production and application of structures, devices and materials

8

  • The sol-gel processing techniques
  • Gas phase processes (aerosol processes)

Application and production processes

9

  • Principle of Nanofiltration
  • nano-structured membranes

Students will be given problems to solve as an assignment.

10

  • concept of a molecular assembler
  • Self-Assembly in Nature

Self-assembly processes, where atoms arrange themselves naturally on stepped surfaces

  • Gold nanotechnology
  • Natural Nanoparticles

Nanotechnology is driving new interesting developments in photovoltaic technology

production of new stronger and lighter materials for military, aerospace and medical applications.

process

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12

  • Carbon Nanotubes
  • Nanowires
  • nanotubes required to optimize solar cells

Transmit and store information by taking advantage of properties of matter that are distinctly different from macroscopic properties

  • nanotechnology and encapsulation
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Semiconductor electronics
  • Nanoindentation
  • Nano welding,
  • nano corrosion

Nanotechnology in renewable energies

Modern fabrication methods

13

14

  • What needs to be done

Any Question? Group discussion

REVISION

This is the week preceding the final examination. At this time, evaluation will be done to assess how far the students’ expectations for the course have been met.

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