Below are old lecture notes for the course that was read in the Fall semester of 2006. The current course can be found here.
Boris Veytsman. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, office: Research I, room 367. Office hours: Wednesdays, 6:30pm (please make an appointment by e-mail beforehand).
Research I, room 307. Mondays 6:30pm--9:10pm
Introduction to nanotechnology. Discussion of the Feynman challenge and its relation to modern science. Atoms and states; a review of quantum mechanics; energy levels; excitations. Includes light absorption and luminescence; covalent and hydrogen bonds in nanostructures and polymers; conformations of polymers; random walks; biological nanostructures and bio-inspired self-assembly. Discussion covers collective effects in nanostructures; one-dimensional lattices; delocalization; electron spectrum; proton excitations. Emphasis on two-dimensional and three-dimensional lattices. Applications to nanostructures of charges, currents, diamagnetics, paramagnetics and ferromagnetics.
Assignments: 40%; Midterm: 25%; Final: 35% .
The students are invited to attend COS/CMaSC Research Colloquium. A short description of a presentation there earns additional credits towards the final grade. The seminar is free for everybody.
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The old versions of the course:
Last modified: Sat Aug 25 00:44:04 EDT 2007