Fundamental properties of nanostructured materials

Fundamental properties of nanostructured materialsCode de l'UE : HMCH348


- Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Nanomaterials vs. macroscopic materials.
- Optical, electric, magnetic, and mechanical properties of nanomaterials.
- Physical Chemistry of Surfaces: thermodynamic and electrical aspects of surface chemistry and interfaces.
- Colloids, tensoactives, monolayers, micelles, vesicles, capsules.
- Meso and microporous materials, zeolites.
- Nanobiomaterials. Biomacromolecules.
- Applications of nanoparticles in biomedicine.
- Nanotoxicology and eco-nanotoxicology.


- To know the “state of the art” in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, giving value to its multidisciplinary nature as well as its social, economic and legal implications.
- To understand the conceptual differences between macro and nano systems, acquiring the needed knowledge to approach to nanoscale.
- To identify materials and compounds of special relevance in the nanoscale, evaluating the achievements and the problems to solve.
- To understand the importance of surface effects and the forces that appear at the nanoscale as well as their influence in the properties of the nanosystems.
- To acquire basic knowledge to evaluate properties of special interest in nanostructured materials.
- To know the legislation about nanostructured materials, analyzing its potential influence on health issues, environment and sustainability.
Formation expérimentale :
- Laboratory classes dedicated to the preparation of nanomaterials with targeted functional properties

Pré-requis recommandés

1st year Master EM3E or 1st year master with required knowledge in material science, chemical engineering, numerical simulation and separation science.

Volume horaire

  • CM : 30
  • TD : 15
  • TP : 15


- Springer handbook of nanotechnology / Bharat Bhushan (ed.) Ed. Springer.
- Nanotechnology: basic science and emerging technologies / Michael Wilson. et al. Ed. Chapman & Hall/CRC. Boca Raton, Florida.
- The Chemistry Of Nanomaterials (Vols. 1 Y 2). C.N..R. Rao, A. Müller & A.K. Cheetham. Wiley-VCH).

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Crédits ECTS 6

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Andre AYRAL (andre.ayral @