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The objective of this course is to ensure homogeneity in basic chemistry and physics knowledge necessary for nanoscience regardless of the prior training its students have received. These students usually have undergraduate backgrounds in science or technology, such as biology, biochemistry, or chemical engineering, not chemistry or physics, in which the contents and objectives of this course may have been attained at very different levels. Here, the focus is on basic concepts of chemical terminology in molecular systems, quantum mechanics and computational chemistry, statistical thermodynamics, solid-state physics, and materials science.
Competencies and learning outcomes
- Acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in order to follow future doctoral-level training in nanoscience and nanotechnology.
- Capability of students from one area of knowledge (e.g., physics) to communicate and interact scientifically with colleagues from other areas of knowledge (e.g., chemistry) in the resolution of problems arising in molecular nanoscience and nanotechnology.
- Understand the necessary fundamentals of solid state physics and supramolecular chemistry in molecular nanoscience.
- Understand the methodological approaches used in nanoscience.