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Undergraduate NE Courses
For course descriptions not found in the 2013–2014 General Catalog, please contact the department for more information.
COURSES IN NANOENGINEERING (NANO)
All students enrolled in NANO courses or admitted to the NANO major are expected to meet prerequisite and performance standards, i.e., students may not enroll in any NANO courses or courses in another department which are required for the major prior to having satisfied prerequisite courses with a C– or better. (The department does not consider D or F grades as adequate preparation for subsequent material.) Additional details are given under the program outline, course descriptions, and admission procedures for the Jacobs School of Engineering in this catalog.
NANO 1. Nanoengineering Seminar (1) Overview of nanoengineering. Presentations and discussions of basic knowledge and career opportunities in nanotechnology for professional development. Introduction to campus library resources. Prerequisites: None. (P/NP grading only.)
NANO 15: Engineering Computation Using MATLAB (4) (Cross-listed with CENG 15) Introduction to solution of engineering problems using computational methods. Formulating problem statements, selecting algorithms, writing computer programs, and analyzing output using MATLAB. Computational problems from nanoengineering, chemical engineering, and materials science are introduced. The course requires no prior programming skills. Prerequisites: None. (Students may not receive credit for both NANO 15 and CENG 15)
NANO 101. Introduction to Nanoengineering (4) Introduction to nanoengineering; nanoscale fabrication: nanolithography and self–assembly; characterization tools; nanomaterials and nanostructures: nanotubes, nanowires, nanoparticles, and nanocomposites; nanoscale and molecular electronics; nanotechnology in magnetic systems; nanotechnology in integrative systems; nanoscale optoelectronics; nanobiotechnology: biomimetic systems, nanomotors, nanofluidics, and nanomedicine. Prerequisites: Grade of C– or better in Chem. 6B, Phys. 2B, Math. 20C. Priority enrollment given to nanoengineering majors.
NANO 102. Foundations in Nanoengineering: Chemical Principles (4) Chemical principles involved in synthesis, assembly, and performance of nanostructured materials and devices. Chemical interactions, classical and statistical thermodynamics of small systems, diffusion, carbon–based nanomaterials, supramolecular chemistry, liquid crystals, colloid and polymer chemistry, lipid vesicles, surface modification, surface functionalization, catalysis. Prerequisites: Grade of C– or better in Chem. 6C, Math. 20D, NANO 101. Priority enrollment given to nanoengineering majors.
NANO 103. Foundations in Nanoengineering: Biochemical Principles (4) Principles of biochemistry tailored to nanotechnologies. The structure and function of biomolecules and their specific roles in molecular interactions and signal pathways. Detection methods at the micro and nano scales. Prerequisites: Grade of C– or better in BILD 1, Chem. 6C, NANO 101. Priority enrollment given to nanoengineering majors.
NANO 104. Foundations in Nanoengineering: Physical Principles (4) Introduction to quantum mechanics and nanoelectronics. Wave mechanics, the Schröedinger equation, free and confined electrons, band theory of solids. Nanosolids in 0D, 1D, and 2D. Application to nanoelectronic devices. Prerequisites: Grade of C– or better in Phys. 2D, Math. 20D, NANO 102. Priority enrollment given to nanoengineering majors.
NANO 108. Materials Science and Engineering (4) Structure and control of materials: metals, ceramics, glasses, semiconductors, polymers to produce useful properties. Atomic structures. Defects in materials, phase diagrams, micro structural control. Mechanical, rheological, electrical, optical and magnetic properties discussed. Time temperature transformation diagrams. Diffusion. Scale dependent material properties. Prerequisites: NANO 101
NANO 110. Modeling of Nanoengineering Systems (4) Engineering computation applied to nanotechnology: linear systems, nonlinear equations, optimization, solution of ordinary and partial differential equations, microfluidics simulation, quantum mechanical methods, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics methods. Students will write programs and use open–source and commercial software. Prerequisites: Grade of C– or better in Math. 20F, NANO 102, NANO 104.
NANO 111. Characterization of Nanoengineering Systems (4) Fundamentals and practice of methods to image, measure and analyze materials and devices that are structured on the nanometer scale. Optical and electron microscopy; scanning probe methods; photon–, ion–, electron–probe methods, spectroscopic, magnetic, electrochemical and thermal methods. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better better in NANO 102 or CENG 102.
NANO 112. Synthesis and Fabrication of Nanoengineering Systems (4) Introduction to methods for fabricating materials and devices in nanoengineering. Nano–particle, –vesicle, –tube and –wire synthesis. Top–down methods including chemical vapor deposition, conventional and advanced lithography, doping and etching. Bottom–up methods including self–assembly. Integration of heterogeneous structures into functioning devices. Prerequisites: Grade of C– or better in NANO 102 and 103.
NANO 120A. Nanoengineering System Design I (4) Design, production, and integration of nanoscale components. Initiation of team design projects to be completed in NANO 120B. Prerequisites: Grade of C– or better in NANO 110.
NANO 120B. Nanoengineering System Design II (4) Quarter-long team design project that will lead to a working prototype designed for a real engineering application. Prerequisites: Grade of C– or better in NANO 120A.
NANO 146. Nanoscale Optical Microscopy and Spectroscopy (4) Fundamentals in optical imaging and spectroscopy at the nanometer scale. Diffraction–limited techniques, near–field methods, multi–photon imaging and spectroscopy, Raman techniques, Plasmon–enhanced methods, scan–probe techniques, novel sub–diffraction–limit imaging techniques, and energy transfer methods. Prerequisites: NANO 101, NANO 102, NANO 103, NANO 104.
NANO 148. Thermodynamics of Materials (4) Fundamental laws of thermodynamics for simple substances; application to flow processes and to non–reacting mixtures; statistical thermodynamics of ideal gases and crystalline solids; chemical and materials thermodynamics; multiphase and multicomponent equilibria in reacting systems; electrochemistry. Prerequisites: NANO 101, NANO 102, and NANO 104.
NANO 150. Mechanics of Nanomaterials (4) Continuum, quantum and statistical mechanics, interatomic forces and intermolecular interactions, nanomechanics of self–assembly, pattern formation, hierarchical ordering, defects, surfaces, and interfaces, plasticity, creep, fracture and fatigue, adhesion, friction and wear, nanorheology, nanotribology, composite materials, carbon nanomaterials, biological materials. Prerequisites: NANO 101.
NANO 156. Nanomaterials (4) (Cross-listed with MAE 166) Basic principles of synthesis techniques, processing, microstructural control and unique physical properties of materials in nano–dimensions. Nanowires, quantum dots, thin films, electrical transport, optical behavior, functional behavior and technical applications of nanomaterials. Prerequisites: Upper Division Standing.
NANO 158. Phase Transformations and Kinetics (4) Materials and microstructures changes. Understanding of diffusion to enable changes in the chemical distribution and microstructure of materials, rates of diffusion. Phase transformations, effects of temperature and driving force on transformations and microstructure. Prerequisites: NANO 101, NANO 102, NANO 103, NANO 104, and NANO 108.
NANO 161. Material Selection in Engineering (4) Selection of materials for engineering systems, based on constitutive analyses of functional requirements and material properties. The role and implications of processing on material selection. Optimizing material selection in a quantitative methodology. Prerequisites: NANO 108. Priority enrollment given to nanoengineering majors.
NANO 164. Advanced Micro– & Nano– Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion (4) Materials for energy storage and conversion in existing and future power systems, including fuel cells and batteries, photovoltaic cells, thermoelectric cell and hybrids. Prerequisites: NANO 101 and NANO 102
NANO 168. Electrical, Dielectric, and Magnetic Properties of Engineering Materials (4) Introduction to physical principles of electrical, dielectric and magnetic properties. Semiconductors, control of defects, thin film and nano–crystal growth, electronic and optoelectronic devices. Processing–microstructure–property relations of dielectric materials, including piezoelectric, pyroelectric and ferroelectric and magnetic materials. Prerequisites: NANO 102 and NANO 104.
NANO 197. Engineering Internship (1–4) Coordinated through UCSD Academic Internship Program, course provides work experience through industry, government offices, hospitals and their practices. Students work in local industry or hospital under faculty supervision. Units may not be applied toward major graduation requirements. Internship is unsalaried. Prerequisites: Upper Division Standing and Department Stamp.
NANO 199. Independent Study for Undergraduates (4-4) Research project as equivalent to a "senior thesis" can be approved for two elective courses (eight units). This course is taken as an elective on a P/NP basis. The two NANO 199s must be done in consecutive quarters and the student must find a faculty member who will oversee the research project. After obtaining the faculty member's concurrence on the topic and scope of the study, the student must submit a Special Studies Course form (each quarter) and NANO 199 Contract form to the Undergraduate Affairs Committee. These forms must be completed, approved, and processed prior to the add/drop deadline. After the second quarter is completed, the student must petition to have the work accepted as two elective courses. Detailed policy in this regard and the requisite forms may be obtained from the Student Affairs Office.
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