MFB700 Smart Nanostructured Materials

Code MFB700
Name Smart Nanostructured Materials
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Physics
Faculty
Academic staff Māris Knite, Juris Blūms
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The role of quantum physics in design of structure, in fabrication and in understanding of physical properties of smart nano structured materials is going to be discussed in this course. Next general chapters is going to be considered: Classification of smart and inteligent materials. Sensors, detectors, transducers and actuators. Materials for artifical muscles. Electrorheological and magnetorheological nanostructured materials. .
Nanostructured shape memory materials. Smart optical nanomaterials. .
Nanostructured smart materials for architecture. Smart nanotextiles. Smart medical nanomaterials. .
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
Student will know the main physical clases of smart nanomaterials as well as the physical properties of nanomaterials. Knowledge about the role of quantum physics in the development of smart nanomaterials with determined physical properties is going to be gained as well as skills to manage the materials explaining the structure (the size of nanostructures) and physical properties relationships. Students will be able to justify the different smart nanostructured materials application areas.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
To be able to classify smart nanomaterials by different criterions: structure, methods of fabrications, properties. - Control forms: home works and presentations, written exam. Assessment criteria: To be able freely to orient in different classes of smart nanomaterials.
To be able to analyze the properties of different smart nanomaterials basing on quantum mechanics theory. - Control forms: home works and presentations, written exam. Assessment criteria: To be able to estimate numeral parameters of physical properties using quantum mechanics equations.
Course prerequisites General physics at least 6 KP, General mathematics at least 9 KP, Physics of Nanomaterials and Physical Methods of their Fabrication 6 KP.

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