Materials Science and Nanotechnology - Teaching activity

Courses offered – a.y. 2020/2021

Principles of Electron Microscopy and Applications to Nanomaterials Research

Teacher: Dr. Giovanni Maria Vanacore, University of Milano-Bicocca
Language: English
CFU: 1
Hours: 8
Program

  • lntroduction to electron optics: wave-nature  of electrons; elec- tron-matter interaction; basic layout of a microscope.
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM): imaging modes (bright and dark field), diffraction and crystallography; amplitude and phase contrasts in TEM; advanced modes of operation: High- Resolution TEM, magnetic TEM, Scanning TEM, and  EELS.
  • Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM): layout of a SEM microscope; secondary electron contrast and imaging modes; Electron Back- Scatter Diffraction (EBSD). 
  • TEM/SEM investigation of nanomaterials  for electronic, photonic and phononic applications. 

Evaluation: YES
Calendar: February 22, 24, 26-March 1, 2021 - 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.

Surface Analytical Methods: Applications to Materials Science
Teacher: Filippo Radicati di Bronzolo, Western Digital 
Language: English
CFU: 1
Hours: 8
Program
  • Introduction to surface analysis: overview of stimulation of materials with different means
  • X-ray stimulation of surfaces and related analytical techniques
  • Advanced techniques related to XPS
  • Ion spectroscopies
Evaluation: YES
Calendar: March 22, 23, 24, 25 2021 - 4.00 p.m. - 6.p.m.
Atomic Layer Deposition: processes, methods, new developments, and ap energy
Teacher: Prof. Adriana Creatore, University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Language: English
CFU: 1
Hours: 8
Program
This course will give an overview on the principle of atomic layer deposition (ALO). 
  • ALO working principles, physics and chemistry behind precursors and co­ reactants reactions with the substrates 
  • Plasma-assisted ALO and spatial ALO 
  • ln-situ monitoring of ALO processing 
  • Recent advances in ALO: Molecular Layer Oeposition, area-selective ALO 
  • Applications of ALO far  photovoltaics, electrocatalysis and solid state batteries 
Evaluation: YES
Calendar: May 2021
Structure-property relationships in porous crystalline materials for gas storage

Teacher: Prof. Leonard Barbour, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Language: English
CFU: 2
Hours: 16
Program
1. lntroduction to porosity 
2. Porous molecular materials 
3. Porous metal-organic frameworks 
4. Applications of porous materials 
5. Measuring gas sorption isotherms 
6. Adsorption calorimetry 
7. Crystallography under gas pressure - apparatus 
8. Crystallography under gas pressure - interpretation of structures
Evaluation: YES
Calendar: Spring 2021

Epitaxial semiconductor nanostructures: Materials science and devices

Teacher: Prof. Richard Notzel, South China Normai University, Guangzhou, China
Language: English
CFU: 1
Hours: 8
Program
This course covers the  epitaxial growth, properties and applications of semiconductor nanostructures: 
 – Modem growth methods: molecular beam epitaxy, metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy, chemical beam epitaxy 
 – Materials characterization: RHEED, XRD, SEM, AFM, PL, IV, Hall-effect 
 – Nanostructure fabrication: lithography, patterned growth 
 – Direct nanostructure growth: self-organized growth, strain engineering Applications: third-generation semiconductor  lnGaN far  electrical and op­ tical devices, quantum dots far electrocatalytic properties, biosensors, su­ percapacitors, solar hydrogen production
Evaluation: YES
Calendar: 27/04/2021 - 29/04/2021 - 04/05/2021 - 06/05/2021   9.30-11.30 a.m.

2D materials beyond graphene: from fundamentals to energy applications

Teacher: Dr. Sylke Blumstengel,  Humboldt-Universitat,  Berlin, Germany
Language: English
CFU: 2
Hours: 16
Program
The lecture series will provide an overview on a new class of materials and a rapidly advancing field of research, namely on two-dimensional materials. 

  • lntroduction and classification of the different classes of  20  materials 
  • Nanofabrication and preparation methods of 20 Materials 
  • Fundamental electronic and optical properties 
  • Methods to study 20 materials 
  • Application of 20 Materials in functional devices: transistors, photo-detectors, and  uantum light sources 
  • Focus topics on energy applications of 20 materials

Evaluation: YES
Calendar: Spring 2021

Principles and Applications of Nanobiotechnologies

Teacher: Profs. R. Grandori/M. Colombo/ F. Gelain/ D. Prosperi, University of Milano-Bicocca
Language: English
CFU: 1
Hours: 8
Program

  • Synthesis and biofunctionalization of colloidal nanoparticles 
  • Non-covalent  interactions of proteins with nanoparticles 
  • Nanostructured biomaterials far tissue regeneration 
  • Protein-DNA  interaction at single molecule level 
  • Biomedica I application of colloidal and biomimetic nanoparticles 

Evaluation: YES
Calendar: June 15, 16, 24 – July 6, 8, 2021

New lignin-based sustainable materials: science and technological aspects

Teacher: Luca Zoia (DISAT), Ruggero Barni (DFO) and Carmen Canevali (SdM), University of Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy Antonello Cerullo, Jerome Vachon, Massimo Benocci, SABIC, Milan,
Language: English
CFU: 1
Hours: 8
Program

Lignin is the second most abundant organic macromolecule in nature. Its extraction tends to increase worldwide, demanding new applications for an efficient lignin use. This course gives an overview on the whole lignin life cycle, from biosynthesis to industrial applications. In particular, the following subjects will be developed: 

  • Chemistry of lignocellulosic materials
  • Lignin biosynthesis, chemical structures and reactivity
  • Lignin extraction processes (kraft, alkaline, organosolv)
  • Main techniques in Lignin characterization (FT-IR, GPC, 31P-NMR, 13C-NMR, 2D-HSQC, EPR, SEM, ICP-AES)
  • Plasma technology for lignin modification: plasma treatment aimed to surface functionalization for lignin-based composites
  • Sustainability initiative in SABIC: certified polymers (bio-renewable and circular polymers) and bio-based polymers (PE-starch blends and PE-lignin blends).

Evaluation: YES
Calendar: course organized by the PhD program in Physics and Astronomy https://www.fisica.unimib.it/it/didattica/dottorato/attivit%C3%A0-didattica-dottorato/corsi/corsi-dottorato-fisica-ed-astronomia-202021

a cura di Scuola di dottorato, ultimo aggiornamento il 29/04/2021