Study Programmes 2017-2018
Physics of nanomaterials
Duration :
20h Th, 10h Pr
Number of credits :
Master in physics (120 ECTS)4
Master in physics (60 ECTS)4
Specialised master in nanotechnology4
Lecturer :
Jean-Yves Raty
Language(s) of instruction :
English language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents :
1. Fundamental properties
2. Simulation techniques : Molecular dynamics - Monte Carlo sampling
3. Potentials : Classical - Semi-empirical - Pseudopotentials
4. Application to : Carbon nanotubes, Graphene, Semiconductor and Metal nanoparticles, Alloy nanoparticles
Learning outcomes of the learning unit :
Knowledge of the basics of simulation methods that can be used to simulate nanomaterials.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Physics of materials
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Lectures (20hrs) and exercises (10hrs)
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Recommended or required readings :
No documents are distributed.
Suggested reading include :
D.C Rapaport : The Art of Molecular Dynamics Simulation (Cambridge University Press)
P. Harrison : Quantum Wells, Wires and Dots (Wiley)
A. Mansoori : Principle of Nanotechnology (World Scientific)
Assessment methods and criteria :
Oral presentation of a personal work dealing with one of the course topics.
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
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