Nanotechnology and Nanophysics


Realization of a project where the knowledge of Nanophysics and Nanotechnology is applied

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Rui Filipe dos Reis Marmont Lobo


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 45

Teaching language



Basics knowledge od General Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, and Statistical Physics, are recommended.


Nanotecnologia e Nanofísica, Rui Lobo, Escolar Editora (Lisboa, 2009)

Nanotechnology, Understanding Small Systems, Rogers-Pennathur-Adams, CRC Press (2008)

Nanophysics and Nanotecnology, An introduction to Modern Concepts in Nanoscience, Wolf, Wiley-VCH (2004)

Handbook of Nanotechnology, B. Bhushan, Springer (2004)

Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, C. Bins, Wiley & Sons, New Jersey (2010)

Teaching method

The course will be given in english just in case Erasmus students are above 10%

Theoretical classes with data-show. Theoretical-practical classes with demonstration of experimental work and resolution of exercises.

Availability of the study material (Power Point)  in CLIP.

Evaluation method

  • • Project in the form of a monograph on a topic considered of technological interest.
    • Laboratory attendance in one or two mandatory face-to-face sessions.
    • Project Discussion.

Subject matter

Experimental or theoretical-experimental project for the application of some of the following topics, for technological applications (sensors, catalysis, energy, medicine, advanced materials).

Nanophysics: the core of Nanotechnology

Evolution of Nanotechnology: From Micro- to Nano-devices

The Quantum Nanoworld. Nano-Oscillators

Confinement and Electronic Density of States.

Artificial Atoms, Excitons, Quantum Corrals, Plasmons

From Quantum Wells to Quantum Dots

Cohesion, Van der Waals Forces and Hamaker Constant

Graphenes, Nanotubes and Fullerenes

Electronic and Heat Transport in Nanostructures

Self-Organization in Nanofilms and Micelles

Atomic and Molecular Clusters

Scanning Probe Microscopies

Operation Modes in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

Operation Modes in Atomic Force Microscopy

Physical Models of Static and Dynamic Operation

Optical Microscopy and Spectroscopy at the Nano-Scale


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