Course detail


FEKT-LNANAcad. year: 2015/2016

The course focuses on modern aspects of Nanotechnology - its prinicples and applications. The stress is put on the understanding of fundamental nanostructures and various interaction in the near-field (force, optical, electric, magnetic, thermal,and others). Application of nanotechnology: Chemical and material synthesis. Design and fabrication of nanostructures (force, optical, electric, magnetic, thermal,and others). Second part of topic is oriented to computer nanotechnology, detection and localization of nanostructures. Students actively prepare and present topics related to aplication potential of nanotechnology (nanoelectronics, metamaterials, nanophotonics) in modern world.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student is able to:
- define and explain novel physical (electric, optical, magnetic) phenomena on nanoscale
- describe selected nanostructures - fullerens, nanotubes, nanocmposites
- simulate the interaction in the case of STM, AFM, SNOM
- detect and localize nanostructures
- discuss the advantages and disadvantages of nanomaterials
on the basis of define considerations to prepare a presentation of choosen topic
- actively present and define own presentation (in the framework of other activities part)
- prepare and present a poster on chosen topic.


Primarily the Bachelor´s degree level knowledge is requested. Student could be able to explain fundamental physical and electric principles of microworld. The ability to use Matlab is welcome.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.


Ch.P.Poole, Jr., F.J. Owens: Introduction to Nanotechnology, Wiley Interscience, 2003 ISBN:0-471-07935-9
Matlab manual
Nanotechnologie - elektronický text v e-learningu
E.L. Wolf,: Nanophysics and nanotechnology, 3rd Edition, Wiley-VCH, ISBN-13: 978-3527413249

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.
Teachimg methods contain:
1. Project provided by 3 students - critical review of scientific paper ot new topic of the field.
2. Presentation of project in the class.
3. Preparation of poster on field topic.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

0-10 points laboratory exercises
0-10 points computer exercises
0-10 points poster
0-30 points project
0-40 point final exam

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction to solid state physics
2. Introduction to solid state physics
3. Fundamental nanostructures - fullerens, nanotubes, composites. Carbon polymers.
4. Physical and chemical properties of material on atom scale. Growth of nanotubes. Growth simulation.
5. Near-field interaction (force, optical, electric, magnetic, thermal,and others).
6. Simulation of interaction in the case of STM, AFM, SNOM.
7. Quantum dots (artificiel atoms).
8. Nanoelectronics: solid state devices with quantum effect.
9. Nanophotonics
10. Nanophotonics
11. Electric and magnetic metamaterials
12. Optical metamaterials
13. Application of nanotechnology.


The course has two goals: to give an overview of the current development in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and to give to students an introduction to applications in Quantum mechanics, Condensed matter physics, Statistical physics and Computer physics.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

The content and forms of instruction in the evaluated course are specified by a regulation issued by the lecturer responsible for the course and updated for every academic year. aboratory and computer exercises as well as other activities are compulsory.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme EEKR-ML1 Master's

    branch ML1-MEL , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, theoretical subject

  • Programme EEKR-CZV lifelong learning

    branch ET-CZV , 1. year of study, summer semester, 5 credits, theoretical subject

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Exercise in computer lab

13 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Laboratory exercise

6 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

The other activities

7 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer