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University of Oxford Online: The Fundamental Science of Nanotechnology

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13 Jan23 Mar 2014
Online, United Kingdom
Registration deadline
Dec 11, 2013
University of Oxford Nanotechnology Programme
Contact address
University of Oxford Nanotechnology Programme
Rewley House, Wellington Square
United Kingdom

The Fundamental Science of Nanotechnology online part-time course begins in January and runs for ten weeks.

It introduces the fundamental science behind the phenomena that result from the nanometre scale. Such behaviour encompasses effects, structures, properties and processes that are quite different to those observed in bulk systems. In particular, the course examines the theoretical foundations of these phenomena and their applications by exploring:

-The mathematical description of these nanoscale phenomena
-Common nanoscale structures, their fabrication, properties and applications, such as: quantum wires, quantum dots, carbon nanostructures and quantum computing
-The effect of the collective oscillation of electrons in metal nanoparticles

It is evident that using the behaviours that arise from nanoscale structures have a great potential for improving many existing applications. The course gives a foundation in the science and understanding of the principles that underlie nano-scale behaviour which are essential to optimising these desired effects.