Course title: 
Chemical methods in nanotechnology
Primary programme: 
Fizikus mérnök BSc
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Technical Chemistry
Responsible lecturer: 
Dr. István László Lagzi, associate professor, PhD
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Course description: 
The course presents recent developments in nanotechnology and nanoscience using chemical methods. We will overview measurement techniques for nanosclae building blocks, namely transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), dynamic light scattering (DLS). Synthesis of nanoparticles: chemical, physical and biological methods and chemical stabilization of nanoparticles. Purification and size and shape-selective purification of nanoparticles. The stability of nanoparticles and interactions existing at nanoscale and using them for the self-assembly of nanoscopic components: nanostuctured materials. Usage of nanoparticles in chemistry, medicine and chemical robotics. Targeted drug delivery applications.
Reading materials: 
Nanoseparations: strategies for size and/or shape-selective purification of nanoparticles, B Kowalczyk, I Lagzi, BA Grzybowski, Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science 16 (2), 135-148 A DNA-based method for rationally assembling nanoparticles into macroscopic materials, CA Mirkin, RL Letsinger, RC Mucic, JJ Storhoff, Nature 382 (6592), 607 Scanometric DNA array detection with nanoparticle probes, TA Taton, CA Mirkin, RL Letsinger, Science 289 (5485), 1757-1760
List of competences: 
Please find the detailed list, as quoted from the Hungarian training and outcome requirements of the Physicist Engineer program, in the Hungarian version of the course description.