Presentation of the state of the art in this area via conferences given by specialists on the subject matter.
Since 2008, the European School on Molecular Nanoscience (ESMolNa) has been held annually, with participation by the European groups most active in this area. This event affords a current view of the state of the art in different facets of molecular materials and molecular nanoscience (molecular magnetism, molecular electronics, applications of molecular nanoscience and nanoscience of materials, etc.). At the same time, a forum for discussion is held where new generations of researchers (Spanish master's students and European doctoral students) gain the opportunity to present, through oral communications, their latest research results before this distinguished scientific community.
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.
- Know the state of the art in molecular nanoscience.
- Know the state of the art in molecular nanomaterials with optical, electrical, or magnetic properties.
- Evaluate the relationships and differences between the macroscopic properties of materials and the properties of unimolecular systems and nanomaterials.
- Evaluate the relevance of molecules and hybrid materials in electronics, spintronics, and molecular nanomagnetism.
- Know the main biological and medical applications of this area.
- Know the main technological applications of molecular nanomaterials and be capable of placing them within the general context of materials science.
- Understand the technical and conceptual problems of measuring physical properties in systems formed by a single molecule (charge transport, optical properties, magnetic properties).
- Know the main applications of nanoparticles and nanostructured materials - obtained or functionalized by a molecular approach - in magnetism, molecular electronics, and biomedicine.