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Code 12887
Year 1
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Biotecnologia
Entry requirements Students should have successfully completed math, science and engineering classes of 1st cycle of studies.
Mode of delivery Face-to-face.
Work placements Not applicable.
Learning outcomes To learn the basics of nanoscience and nanotechnology and its applications in various fields of science and engineering, in particular the biomedical field, studying materials, production and measurement techniques used in nanotechnology and in diagnostic and therapeutic microtecnologies.
Syllabus 1. Generalities. Current consumer products using nanotechnology. Potential applications on the short and long term.
2. Evolution and limits of silicon technology and predictable evolution of nanotechnology.
3. Introduction. Origin of the term.
3.1. Objectives of Nanotechnology: Reasons and Consequences.
3.2. Definitions, terms and concepts: Nanoscience, Nanotechnology and Quantum Mechanics.
4. Historical data and relevant events.
4.1. Theoretical contributions. Technological developments.
4.2. Remarkable contributors.
5. Inter / Multidisciplinarity of Nanotechnology.
6. Areas of current development and possible future applications.
6.1. Nanomaterials.
6.2. Nanometrology.
6.3. Electronics, optoelectronics and computing.
6.4. Bionanotechnology and Nanomedicine.
6.5. Computational Nanotechnology.
7. Human health, environmental and social impacts of nanotechnology.
8. Legislation. The need to create laws adapted to the new realities.
Main Bibliography •Wilson, M. et al., Nanotechnology: Basic Science and Emerging Technologies. Chapman & Hall, 2002.
•Ratner, M. and D. Ratner, Nanotechnology: A Gentle Introduction to the Next Big Idea. Prentice Hall, 2002.
•Scientific American (Ed.), Understanding Nanotechnology. Grand Central Publishing, 2002.
•Hall, J. Storrs, Nanofuture: What's Next For Nanotechnology. Prometheus Books , 2005.
•Drexler, Eric L., Nanosystems: Molecular Machinery, Manufacturing, and Computation. J. Wiley, 1992.
•Drexler, Eric L., Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology. Anchor, 1987.
•Drexler, Eric L., Unbounding the Future: the Nanotechnology Revolution. W. Morrow & Compan

- Foresight Inst. -
- Nanotechnology (EC) -
- (NCN) -
- Center for Responsible Nanotechnology -
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Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2020-03-02

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