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Summer 2017

Nanoscience Technology Courses:

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NST100 - Introduction to Nanotechnology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces students to the concept of size and scale in relation to nanoscience. Topics include: common terminology, mathematics of nanoscale, current career opportunities; nanotechnology research; nanotechnology's role in modern medicine, agriculture and environment; ethics and the impact of nanotechnology on society. Prerequisite: BIO104 with a grade of ‘C’ or higher OR concurrent enrollment in BIO104 OR high school Regents biology and Regents chemistry each with a Regents exam grade of 75 or higher.

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NST201 - Materials, Safety, and Equipment Overview for Nanotechnology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces concepts of size and scale in relation to nanotechnology; environmental, health and safety concerns of nanotechnology; structure of matter on the Nano scale including concept of nanosurface and energy at the Nano scale; classification of materials by their physical, chemical, electrical, optical, and mechanical properties; basic vacuum systems; Nano characterization and fabrication equipment and processes. Pre-requisite: CHE101 and MAT121 OR CHE 101 and MAT 102 with a ‘C’ or better; and PHY 122 with a ‘C’ or better OR concurrent enrollment in PHY 122

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NST202 - Basic Nanotechnology Processes
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces students to the: top down, bottom up and hybrid nanofabrication; additive processes and sputtering; plasma, plasma setups and plasma deposition; subtractive processes and etching; RIE; wet etching; pattern transfer and lithography techniques; typical LPCVD systems for top down applications; 1D materials in bottom up applications; physical vapor deposition. Pre-requisite: NST 201; Co-requisite: NST 206

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NST203 - Characterization of Nanotechnology Structures and Materials
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces students to the following topics: characterizing Nanotechnology materials with light or physical properties; photon-based spectroscopies; characterization based on electron beams; probe characterization techniques; and particle based spectroscopies. Pre-requisite: NST 201; Co-requisite: NST 202, NST 206

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NST204 - Materials in Nanotechnology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the following topics: colloids and colloidal chemistry in Nanotechnology; chemical self-assembly; properties of Nanoparticles; Nanoparticle synthesis and applications; quantum dot physics, synthesis and applications; cellular overview, biocompatibility and common materials; PDMS background, properties and applications. Pre-requisite: NST 201; Co-requisites: NST 202, NST 203, NST 206

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NST205 - Patterning for Nanotechnology
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces the following topics: basics of photolithography; advanced lithography technologies such as antireflective coating, alignment and exposure systems, contact aligner, scanning projection aligner, electron beam lithography; photoresists; nanoimprint lithography; UV molding; edge lithography; probe lithography; block copolymer patterning. Prerequisites: NST 202 and NST 203 ; Co-requisite: NST 206

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NST206 - Vacuum Systems and Nanotechnology Applications
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces vacuum systems design, operation and troubleshooting; physical and chemical vapor deposition applications; plasmas and materials; plasma removal process; advanced etch systems; dielectric creation by growth and deposition; application of Nanotechnology to organic solar cells. Pre-requisites: NST 201

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