MEE704 Nanobiomimetics

Code MEE704
Name Nanobiomimetics
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Professional
Field of study Medical Engineering
Faculty
Academic staff Jurijs Dehtjars
Credit points 9.0 (13.5 ECTS)
Parts 2
Annotation The study course is focused on:.
nanostructures and nanosystems (systems with nanoscale components of importance): nanoparticles, nanopowders, nanowires, nanorods, nanoribbons, nanotubes, including carbon nanotubes (CNT) and boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs); nanoshells, nanocoatings, nanocomposite/nanostructured materials, nanofluids (fluids with dispersed nanoparticles); nanomotors, nanomaterials, nanotribology (friction, wear), and nanofluidics..
Principles of nanomechanics: energy and momentum conservation principles; variational Hamilton's principle; symmetry principles; discreteness of the object, whose size is comparable with the interatomic distances; plurality, but finiteness, of degrees of freedom in the object; importance of thermal fluctuations; importance of entropic effects (see configuration entropy); importance of quantum effects..
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