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E SC 215: Nanotechnology Applications

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Unit 1 - Materials
Lecture 1: Metal Nanoparticles: How are they manufactured, what useful properties do they have and what are some examples of products?

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History of synthetic metal nanoparticles. contemporary definitions methods of manufacture, useful properties, commercial examples.  


Unit 2 NanoScience and Nanotechnology
Lecture 1: NanoScience and Nanotechnology: How the Smallest Building Blocks are Impacting Life Today and Tomorrow

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What is materials science and engineering, 
what is a material, engineering versus science Example – Turkey Timer 
Impact, now and in the future

Unit 3 - Health Science 

Lecture 1: Tech Intersection: Understanding the Bio & Nano Link

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Part 1: Introduction to the fields of nanomedicine and nanotoxicology

Part 2: Commercialization case studies


Lecture 2A: Microfluidics a Review with Selected Biological Applications

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Microfluidics Overview, physics of 
microfluidics,  operational components


Lecture 2B: Microfluidics a Review with Selected Biological Applications

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Materials and applications

Unit 4 - Energy
Lecture 1: Nanotechnology in Solar Cells: Solar Cell Optics

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What is light? Light absorption, interaction of light with matter, reflection/refraction, Fabry Perot resonances, waveguiding, diffraction / photonic crystals, plasmonics, Mie Scattering

Lecture 2: Nanotechnology in Solar Cells: Light Trapping

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Flat solar cells, ARC for flat solar cells, manifestations of Fabry Perot Resonances, light trapping, advantage of a nanodome, Yablonovitch limit, Bloch modes, diffraction aided waveguiding, Mie resonances, hybridizations, plasmonic

Lecture 3: Organic Solar Cells PPT
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Introduction to solar energy conversion, overview of technology and materials, processing sequence, characterization of devices, trends for the future

Lecture 4: Nanotechnology and Energy: Batteries, Fuel Cells, and PV PPT
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Nanotechnology and batteries, nanotechnology and fuel cells, nanotechnology and photovoltaics, nanotechnology and fracking

Unit 5 - Manufacturing
Lecture 1: Variation and Process Capability Calculations

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Variation and its relationship to quality, the normal distribution as a model for
describing variation, comparing variation to specifications, relationship between Cp and Cpk, calculation of Cpk and Ppk


Lecture 2: Process Variation and Statistical Process Control (SPC)

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Normal and special cause variation, specification limits vs control limits, calculations for the individuals chart, Nelson Rules to determine out of control signals (special cause variation) from process data, calculations for the X bar & R Chart, advantages of subgroup data collection

Unit 6 - Electronics
Lecture 1: How is Nanotechnology Changing the Electronics Industry?

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Miniaturization in microelectronics, Moore’s Law, why is nanotechnology important to microelectronics? New fabrication approaches, nanowires, nanotubes, quantum dots

Unit 7 - Food

Lecture 1: Nanoscale Science & Technology for Food

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Food safety and quality, food manufacturing technologies, food packaging, benefits and risks, FDA regulatory approach

Lecture 2: Nanotechnology: Impact on Agriculture and Food

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Introduction: food and agriculture, food packaging, sensors for food and water safety nanoparticles in food, nanotechnology and forest products, where are we with nanotechnology?

Unit 8 - Environment Impact
Lecture 1: Environmental Impacts of Nanoparticles: The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

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Surface chemistry changes with size, nanoparticles used for water treatment, nanoparticles of silver are antibacterial agents, airborne nanoparticles of mineral dust contribute to air pollution and affect climate, safer design of environmental nanomaterials

Unit 9 - Medicine & Environment
Lecture 1: Membrane Technology for Medicine and the Environment

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Membrane applications, gel electrophoresis, nanopore sensor, membrane fabrication approaches