|Status||Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice|
|Level and type||Post-graduate Studies, Professional|
|Field of study||Medical Engineering|
|Academic staff||Jurijs Dehtjars|
|Credit points||9.0 (13.5 ECTS)|
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..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills