Materials Science and Nanotechnology - Teaching activity
Teacher: Dr. Giovanni Maria Vanacore, University of Milano-Bicocca
- 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.
Calendar: February 22, 24, 26-March 1, 2021 - 2.30 p.m. - 4.30 p.m.
- 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
- 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
Teacher: Prof. Leonard Barbour, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
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
Calendar: Spring 2021
Teacher: Dr. Sylke Blumstengel, Humboldt-Universitat, Berlin, Germany
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
Calendar: Spring 2021
Teacher: Profs. R. Grandori/M. Colombo/ F. Gelain/ D. Prosperi, University of Milano-Bicocca
- 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
Calendar: June 15, 16, 24 – July 6, 8, 2021
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,
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).
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