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Lecture and Seminar: Nanostructures and Nanomaterials – Overview

  • Overview

A colloquial definition of nanotechnology accounts for “any technology that involves controllably engineering structures with at least some critical dimension less than 100 nm in extent”. Estimates of the global economic impact of nanotechnology in the next five years exceed €1 trillion.

This course is intend to provide some fundamental concepts and applications for students interested in nanoscale science and technology. We will cover the physical and chemical basis of nanoscale science and this will guide us in understanding the properties (electrical, magnetic, optical, mechanical, etc.) of materials at previously inaccessible size scales. We will also explore applications ranging from bio to energy.


About the lecture

Time and place

Lectures & tutorials will take place at:

Nanoinstitute Munich
Conference room (Ground Floor)
Königinstraße 10
80539, Munich

The first lecture will be on Monday the 24th of October 2022.

Monday 16:00-18:00 c.t. (Tutorials)
Tuesday 16:00-18:00 c.t. (Lectures)

The lectures as well as the Tutorials will be offered in hybrid mode (E-Mail with the Zoom-Link will be supplied to everyone enrolled).

Moodle link:

Lectures, tutorials and material related to our course will be uploaded into our Moodle site.

Moodle-link: https://moodle.lmu.de/course/view.php?id=25081 


  • Introduction to nanomaterials & nanostructures
  • Overview: bulk materials, defects, interactions and confinement
  • Fabrication and characterization at the nanoscale
  • Charge transport and nanoelectronics
  • Magnetism and magnetoelectronics
  • Micro- and nanophotonics
  • Micro- and nanomechanics and micro- and nanofluidics
  • Bio-nanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology for energy conversion

Evaluation (total credits: 6 ECTS)

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Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Prof.Dr.Emiliano Cortés