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Syllabus for

Academic year
MCC026 - Nanoscience
Syllabus adopted 2011-02-22 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPNAT
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics

Teaching language: English

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0107 Examination 7,5 c Grading: TH   7,5 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

In programs

MPNAT NANOTECHNOLOGY, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)


Professor  Sergey Kubatkin


MCC025   Nanoscience

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For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Course specific prerequisites

Basic science and engineering courses.


This course will give an overview of the broad field of Nanoscale Science and its potential. It is to serve as a backbone
for master students pursuing a program with a focus set on the nanoscale, be that in physics, chemistry, biology or
at the crossroads where these sciences meet.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

After taking the course in Nanoscience a stundent should: have an overview of the state of the art of micro and nanoscience in all its different flavors be stimulated to seek more knowledge according to their own interests and to enable them to choose specialization attained contact with researchers and teachers in the field understand and apply basic concepts in nanoscale physics, chemistry and biology


This course will give an overview of the broad field of Nanoscale Science and as such serve as a background and backbone for a masters program focusing on the physical, chemical, biological and/or material aspects of this field of science. Each of the four main directions will be presented in a series of lectures that highlights its forefront and its present status at Chalmers. The course also addresses the questions of ethical questions regarding science and nanotechnology in particular.


Four mini-series of topical lectures covering aspects of nanometer scale physics, material science, nanochemistry and bionanotechnology. After each series of lectures the student writes a short paper that discusses and reflects on a chosen subtopic of the presented material.


Research, review and popular articles that cover the different aspects of nanoscience discussed in the topical lectures. Chapters of the book: Stuart Lindsay, ¿Introduction to Nanoscience¿, Oxford University Press, 2009


Written exam. Student project; reporting a scientific paper at a student mini-conference.

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