Familiarization with physical characterization techniques commonly used in nanoscience (microscopy and spectroscopy techniques): confocal microscopy; NSOM, SEM & TEM, STM, AFM, and MFM microscopy; photon spectroscopies, X-ray spectroscopy, electronic spectroscopy, high- and low-energy electron diffraction, X-ray and Auger electron spectroscopy, surface mass spectrometry.
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.
- Acquire basic knowledge of the fundamentals, use, and applications of microscopic and spectroscopic techniques used in nanotechnology.
- Understand the technical and conceptual problems of measuring physical properties in systems formed by a single molecule (charge transport, optical properties, magnetic properties).