Nano-scale Materials Physics

Nano-Scale Materials Physics

The study line in nano-scale materials physics focuses on the understanding and design of materials based on a quantum mechanical or mesoscopic description. The area covers experimental and theoretical methods to investigate and change the structural, electrical, magnetic, mechanical, and chemical properties of materials at the nanometer length scale. Topics include neutron- and x-ray scattering experiments at large-scale facilities, electronic quantum components, molecular electronics, spintronics, magnetic materials, surface and nanoparticle reactivity, fuel-cell and hydrogen-storage materials, electronic structure theory, and atomistic simulation of materials. 

General Competence Courses

General Engineering competences (10 ECTS)

As described in the curriculum for the main program.

 

B. Experimental courses

5 ECTS points among the following courses must be chosen (surplus points count as elective courses):

10304 Experimental Surface Physics 10 point Spring F3 (Tues 8-12, Fri 13-17)
10326 Electrical characterization of nanomaterials 5 point January
47333 Electron microscopy for materials science 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)

C. Numerical courses

5 ECTS points among the following courses must be chosen (surplus points count towards technological specialization):

10302 Electronic Structure Methods in Material Physics, Chemistry and Biology 10 point Spring F5 (Wed 8-17)
10316 Materials design with machine learning and artificial intelligence 5 point January

D. Theoretical courses

10 ECTS points among the following courses must be chosen (surplus points count as elective courses):

10112 Advanced Quantum Mechanics 10 point Autumn E2 (Mon 13-17, Thurs 8-12)
10122 Statistical Physics 5 point Autumn E3A (Tues 8-12)
34032 Optical properties of solids 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)

Technological Specialisation

You should choose 30 ECTS among the following courses (surplus points count as elective courses):

10200 The structure and dynamics of materials studied with X-rays and neutrons 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
10314 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 5 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17)
10315 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials - with project 10 point Spring F5B (Wed 13-17) and Spring F5A (Wed 8-12)
10318 Many body methods in condensed matter physics 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
10339 Concepts in heterogeneous catalysis and applications to energy conversion 5 point Autumn E3B (Fri 13-17)
10521 Physics and technology of two-dimensional materials 10 point Spring F2A (Mon 13-17) and Spring F2B (Thurs 8-12)
34032 Optical properties of solids 5 point Autumn E1B (Thurs 13-17)
47209 3D imaging, analysis and modelling 5 point Autumn E2B (Thurs 8-12)
47309 Materials for hydrogen production and storage 5 point June
47319 Functional materials 5 point Spring F1A (Mon 8-12)
47336 Applications of X-ray and neutron scattering in biology, chemistry and physics 5 point August