This course will be offered at the University of Michigan during Winter 2010. Nanomanufacturing presents how to make and assemble nanostructures—particularly nanotubes, nanowires, and nanoparticles—into devices and materials ranging from transistors to films, fibers, and structural composites. Emphasis is placed on understanding the unique properties of these building blocks, and how properties scale from the individual elements to bulk material architectures. Scalability is governed by the physical interactions among the structures, and the ability to manipulate and order nanostructures using chemical, mechanical, and electrical means. Our goal is to design new materials and devices using nanostructures, along with elegant and efficient manufacturing processes that that can realize the promise of nanotechnology at commercially-feasible scales. The course culminates in a team project that proposes a novel device or manufacturing process that uses nanostructures, such as a new architecture for a photovoltaic cell or battery electrode, or a self-assembly or printing process.
Lecture notes will be posted in the “Teaching” section at http://www.mechanosynthesis.com.
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