**N SCI**** 221 Structure of Matter-Honors Section (3)**

Course focusing on the chemical bonding and symmetry of clusters, crystal lattices, amorphous materials and organized molecular structures. Emphasis will also be placed on various concepts, constructs, and techniques for characterizing nanoscale structures including the structure factor, diffraction, and the radial distribution function. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI/N ENG 110, N SCI/N ENG 112, N SCI/N ENG 120, N SCI/N ENG 122, A MAT 112 or A MAT 118 or T MAT 118, and A MAT 113 or A MAT 119 or T MAT 119, or equivalent. Admission to the Honors Program in Nanoscale Science. N SCI 221 is the honors version of N SCI 220, only one may be taken for credit.

**N SCI**** 230 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics for Nanoscale Systems (3)**

Applications of thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics to nanoscale materials and systems with an emphasis on the laws of thermodynamics, phase equilibria, chemical potential, Gibbs-Duhem relation, Boltzman, Fermi-Dirac, and Bose-Einstein distribution functions, ensemble behavior. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI/N ENG 110, N SCI/N ENG 112, N SCI/N ENG 120, N SCI/N ENG 122, A MAT 112 or A MAT 118 or T MAT 118, and A MAT 113 or A MAT 119 or T MAT 119, or equivalent.

**N SCI**** 231 Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics for Nanoscale Systems-Honors (3)**

Applications of thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics to nanoscale materials and systems with an emphasis on the laws of thermodynamics, phase equilibria, chemical potential, Gibbs-Duhem relation, Boltzman, Fermi-Dirac, and Bose-Einstein distribution functions, ensemble behavior. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI/N ENG 110, N SCI/N ENG 112, N SCI/N ENG 120, N SCI/N ENG 122, A MAT 112 or A MAT 118 or T MAT 118, and A MAT 113 or A MAT 119 or T MAT 119, or equivalent. Admission to the Honors Program in Nanoscale Science. N SCI 231 is the honors version of N SCI 230, only one may be taken for credit.

**N SCI**** 240 Biochemical Principles for Nanoscale Science (3)**

This course will cover basic chemical concepts of chemical/biological signaling, surface binding, and selectivity. The course will also focus on chemical interactions at gas, fluid, and solid interfaces for nanobiosystems. Includes laboratory section. Prerequisite(s): admission to the nanoscience honors program and satisfactory completion of N SCI/N ENG 110, N SCI/N ENG 112, N SCI/N ENG 120, N SCI/N ENG 122, A MAT 112 or A MAT 118 or T MAT 118, and A MAT 113 or A MAT 119 or T MAT 119, or equivalent.

**N SCI**** 300 Integrated NanoLaboratory I (3)**

Advanced laboratory training for undergraduates. This laboratory will promote hands-on use of advanced CNSE processing, characterization, and integration laboratories including selected toolsets for 200mm and 300mm wafer design, fabrication, processing and metrology. Course will focus on operating principles of selected processing, testing, and metrology tools. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 220 or N SCI 221, N SCI 230 or N SCI 231 and A MAT 220.

**N SCI**** 305 Integrated NanoLaboratory II (3)**

Advanced laboratory training for undergraduates. This laboratory will promote hands-on use of advanced CNSE processing, characterization, and integration laboratories including selected toolsets for 200mm and 300mm wafer design, fabrication, processing and metrology. Course will focus on integration of processing, fabrication, and metrology tools for construction, analysis, and testing of device structures. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300 and permission of instructor.

**N SCI**** 310 Nanoscale Surfaces and Interfaces (3)**

Structure of surfaces and interfaces at the nanometer length scale. Diffusion, adsorption, chemisorption, and physisorption of atomic and molecular species at surfaces and interfaces. Overview of analytic approaches for surface and interfacial characterization and metrology. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 220, or N SCI 221, and N SCI 230 or N SCI 231.

**N SCI**** 320 Advanced Physical/Chemical Concepts for Nanoscale Science (3)**

Advanced course focusing on physical/chemical concepts and their application to nanoscale materials and systems. Topics will include advanced treatment of energy levels, orbital theory, spectroscopy, phase transformations, kinetics, and diffusion. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 220 or N SCI 221, and N SCI 230 or N SCI 231.

**N SCI**** 330 Energetics and Kinetics in Nanobiological Systems (3)**

For this course, energy transduction, kinetics, and transport for nanobiological systems will be explored at an advanced level. Topics covered will include oxidation/reduction pathways, electron transport, chemical/electrical gradients, energy transduction and basic biochemical kinetics. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 220, or N SCI 221, and N SCI 230 or N SCI 231.

**N SCI**** 350 Introduction to Quantum Theory for Nanoscale Systems (3)**

Introduction to Solid State Quantum Theory for Nanoscale Systems. Fundamental quantum mechanical formalisms applicable to solid state materials. Solution of Schrödinger equation for period potentials and application to nanoscale phenomena, such as tunneling and localization. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 220, or NSCI 221, and N SCI 230 or N SCI 231.

**N SCI**** 360 Nanoscale Molecular Materials and Soft Matter (3)**

Structure-property relations and chemistry of synthetic polymers, biological macromolecules, gels, foams, emulsions and colloids. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300 and N SCI 350.

**N SCI 390 Capstone Research I. Introduction and Literature Review (3)**

First course in a 3-course series representing and original, substantive, team-based research project to introduce the student to professional-level Nanoscale Science research. During this introductory course the student will work with a CNSE research team to investigate and identify a topical research problem of interest to the wide fields of Nanoscale Science. Emphasis will be placed on a functional understanding of the current technical, peer-reviewed literature in the area of interest and the drafting of a coherent research plan with relevant proof-of-concept research results. Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor and satisfactory completion of N SCI 300 and N SCI 350.

**N SCI**** 410 Quantum Origins of Material Properties (3)**

This course will focus on the quantum properties of a variety of materials systems and how these properties govern bulk and nanoscale material characteristics. Topics will focus on discrete energy levels and orbital theory and relation to spectroscopy, material phase transformations and kinetics. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300, and N SCI 305, and N SCI 360.

**N SCI**** 420 Electronic Properties of Nanomaterials (3)**

Electron transport in metals, properties of dielectric materials including insulators and semiconductors. Topics include electron energies in solids, the statistical physics of carrier concentration and motion in crystals, and energy band models in silicon and well as compound semiconductors. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300, and N SCI 305, and N SCI 360.

**N SCI**** 421 Nanoscale Electronic Devices (3)**

This course will focus on nanoscale device and device geometries based on semiconductor materials. Topics include drift and diffusion currents, recombination-generation of carriers, continuity equations, and the p-n junction under equilibrium and bias conditions, and metal-semiconductor Schottky and ohmic contacts. Non-idealities associated with real diodes are introduced. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300, and N SCI 305, and N SCI 360.

**N SCI**** 422 Concepts in Molecular Electronics (3)**

This course will focus on nanoelectronic materials based on individual molecules or nanoscale molecular assemblies. Will examine electronic polymers, carbon nanotubes, molecular wires, and discuss aspects of electronic band structure and carrier densities, and charge transport in 1-dimensional covalently bonded materials. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300, and N SCI 305, and N SCI 360.

**N SCI**** 423 Magnetic and Spintronic Materials and Devices (3)**

Introduction to magnetic materials and nanoscale structures for spintronic manipulation. This course will focus on the fundamental science of magnetism and local electron spin manipulation, transport and coupling. Devices based on the addition of the spin degree of freedom to conventional charge-based electronic devices, such as Spin-FET will be discussed. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300, and N SCI 305, and N SCI 360.

**N SCI**** 424 Optoelectronic Materials and Devices (3)**

Introduction to semiconductor optoelectronic materials for optoelectronic applications. This course will cover topics including design, operating principles and practical device features. Review of relevant semiconductor physics, optical processes in semiconductors, waveguides, and microcavities will be discussed. Operational principals of light emitting diodes and lasers, photodetectors, and solar cells will be introduced. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300, and N SCI 305, and N SCI 360.

**N SCI**** 430 Nanoscale Physical Properties in Reduced Dimensions (3)**

Origin of electrical, optical, and thermomechanical properties in two-, one- and zero dimensional systems, including thin films, graphene, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, and quantum dots. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300, and N SCI 305, and N SCI 360.

**N SCI**** 431 Growth of Nanostructured Materials (3)**

Nucleation and growth in confined systems, growth of carbon nanotubes, plasma and thermally assisted deposition processes, nature of plasmas. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300, and N SCI 305, and N SCI 360.

**N SCI**** 432 Particle Induced Chemistry (3)**

Processing materials with nanometer-scale resolution using energetic particle beams. Topics include EUV lithography, electron beam lithography, and electron- and ion-beam induced etching and deposition from precursors. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300, and N SCI 305, and N SCI 360.

**N SCI**** 433 Properties of Nanoscale Composite Structures (3)**

Introduction to mechanical, electronic, magnetic, and optical properties of nanoscale composite structures. Topics will include multilayer composites, nanoparticle composites, porous media, and biomaterial composites. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300, and N SCI 305, and N SCI 360.

**N SCI**** 434 Nanostructural Characterization Techniques (3)**

Current methods of directly examining the nanostructure of materials. Topics: optical microscopy, scanning electron and focused ion beam microscopy, field ion microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, and microanalytical surface science methods. Emphasis is on the electron-optical techniques. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300, and N SCI 305, and N SCI 360.

**N SCI**** 440 Biological Architectures for Nanotechnology Applications (3)**

Concepts of structure, function and self-assembly in biological systems and their applications in nanotechnology. Topics include structure and function of biological macromolecules, self-assembly of these molecules, and their use for nanofabrication and other nanoscale applications. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300, and N SCI 305, and N SCI 360.

**N SCI**** 441 Nanobiology for Nanotechnology Applications (3)**

The course will provide an understanding of how structure, functionality, energy transduction and kinetic properties of biological systems can be applied to nanotechnology. Topics will include biosensors, bio-MEMS/NEMS, biomolecular electronics, energy production, or other nanobiological systems. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300, and N SCI 305, and N SCI 360.

**N SCI**** 443 Biological Routes for Nanomaterials Synthesis (3)**

Applications of biological synthesis routes for nanomaterials fabrication. Emphasis will be placed on adaptation of genetic and biochemical routes for the production of tailored materials for molecular self-assembly or nanoscale interfacial engineering. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300, and N SCI 305, and N SCI 360.

**N SCI**** 490 Capstone Research II. Team Research and Project Review (3)**

Second course in a 3-course series representing and original, substantive, team-based research project to introduce the student to professional-level Nanoscale Science and Engineering research. During this intermediate course the student will report progress of the CNSE research team in the designated project area focusing on the student’s efforts and results. This ‘project review’ will conform to prevailing formats and reporting structures for profession-level industry or government-funded research to introduce the student to professional research management. Emphasis will be placed on implementation of the student’s research plan and reporting of progress or challenges encountered. Prerequisite(s): satisfactory completion of N SCI 300, and N SCI 305, and N SCI 360.

**N SCI**** 492 Capstone Research III. Team Research and Final Report (3)**

Third course in a 3-course series representing and original, substantive, team-based research project to introduce the student to professional-level Nanoscale Science research. During this final course the student will provide a final report on the research project with an emphasis placed on achievement of the initial goals of the study as well as challenges encountered and lessons learned. Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.