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Physics 534: Nanostructure And Nanotechnology II




Course Outline


Physical optics: Reflection and refraction, Fraunhofer diffraction, DBR mirrors, lasers


Photonics: Optical fibers, semiconductor lasers, nonlinear optical effects, solitons, optical switching, single photon devices


Continuum mechanics: Stress and strain, elasticity, mechanical properties of solids, damped nonideal harmonic oscillator


Micro- and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS): Fabrication, mechanical properties of MEMS and NEMS, accelerometers, motors, gyroscopes,


thermal properties of NEMS, quantum effects, Casimir force, mass detection + charge manipulation, tribology


Fluid mechanics: Dimensional analysis, inviscid fluids, viscous fluids


Micro/nanofluidics + advanced sensors: Life at low Reynolds number, capillary forces, electrophoresis+electroosmosis






Lectures M W F 1:00 - 1:50 PM


Homework (50%)


Term paper 1 (20%)


Term paper 2 (25%)


Participation (5%)


Text: Course notes



All information is representative only, and is likely to change from year to year.