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Guía docente para el curso 2014 - 2015
69131 -- Preparation of nanostructured materials
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Presentación metodológica general

El proceso de aprendizaje que se ha diseñado para esta asignatura se basa en lo siguiente:

The learning process created for this subject is based on:


The aim of this module is to provide students with knowledge of the basic nanostructured materials production methods, identifying the pros and cons of each technique in accordance with the starting material and the intended properties.

Therefore, following a general examination of these methods through participatory master classes, there will be case and problem analysis activities where these principles can be observed, examined in depth, evaluated and clarified.

These classes are complemented by laboratory practicals where the students can study, observe and handle the correct instruments for the production of nanostructured materials.

 Following practical case analysis, there will be a seminar preparation activity for which the student will write a report on more specific details not previously examined in class of a preparation method and its importance in the scientific, technological, social and economic context. 

Actividades de aprendizaje programadas (Se incluye programa)

El programa que se ofrece al estudiante para ayudarle a lograr los resultados previstos comprende las siguientes actividades...


The programme offered to the student to help achieve the expected results contains the following activities:


1. Each topic area making up the programme for the module will be presented, analysed and discussed by the lecturer through participatory master classes lasting 50 minutes. The lecturers will provide the students with notes, handouts or summaries of class content prior to the beginning of the class (preferably via ADD) along with the recommended reading for more in-depth understanding of the topic.

2. Open forum on the basic concepts and their application. Comparison with real developments. Problem solving and practical case studies All the above will take place in participatory 50 minute classes. Completion of individual Q&As. Each student will complete the Q&As that the subject lecturers give them over the length of the course. The Q&As are to be completed individually by students and sent electronically or handed in to the relevant lecturers. Students will receive a reply from the lecturers as a result of the Q&As and there will be a discussion on the areas of discrepancy in the answers.

3. Completion of individual pieces of work. Each student will create - under the tutelage of a module lecturer - a written report of some 20 pages on a nanostructured materials preparation technique, going in depth on more specialised aspects of the technique that have not previously been analysed in class. In addition, the students will present this work before their colleagues and teachers in an oral presentation lasting some 20 minutes.


4. Four laboratory practicals through which the student faces real problems in the preparation of nanostructured materials. Thanks to the work with their colleagues in the practical groups, the student will develop group work skills and, through reports on the practicals, the student will become used to professionally presenting pieces of work - learning to communicate the results through the common language for the academic and industrial research community: English.




Fabrication methods of nanostructured materials: top-down and bottom-up approaches.

Vacuum technology. PVD. CVD.

Liquid Phase Deposition.

Electrochemical deposition.

Optical lithography. Fabrication of MEMS/NEMS. Electron beam lithography. Ion beam lithography. Scanning probe lithography. Nanoimprint, micro-printing, step-and-flash lithography. Other lithography techniques.

Planificación y calendario

Calendario de sesiones presenciales y presentación de trabajos


Class calendar and work presentation


This calendar will be published at the beginning of each academic year in the web page for the Master's: All classes will be in the afternoon.




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