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BMET5911: Advanced Instrumentation for Nanotechnology

This UoS offers fundamental knowledge about the working principles of scanning probe microscopies, microsensors and other key instrumentation in nanotechnology with a focus on biophysical, biomedical and material science applications. Scanning probe microscopes work in a variety of environments ranging from vacuum to liquids, and are frequently used to study samples spanning from single atoms all the way up to live cells and tissues. Besides imaging, these technologies enable the manipulation of matter and the acquisition of many physical and chemical properties of samples up to the atomic scale. The knowledge provided in this UoS is intended to improve the competences of the students to understand, use and create technologies of great value in nanotechnology with applications across multiple disciplines.

Code BMET5911
Academic unit Biomedical Engineering
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Knowledge in calculus, linear differential equations, basic mechanics and electromagnetism

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Find, critically analyse and effectively communicate research and technological developments described in scientific literature and/or patents that are related to nanotechnologies covered over the course.
  • LO2. Effectively interpret and communicate developed solutions to proposed problems.
  • LO3. Understand the value and need of multidisciplinary approaches to productively address scientific and technological challenges at the nanoscale in the interphase of physics, biology and engineering.
  • LO4. Understand and employ fundamental scientific working principles related to microresonators, scanning probe microscopies and other technologies of interest in nanotechnology.
  • LO5. Develop creative solutions changing the configuration and/or properties of key elements of microresonators and scanning probe microscopy techniques to theoretically achieve proposed aims.
  • LO6. Apply mathematical techniques to solve relevant equations of interest in nanotechnology.