NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABILITY

International Teaching NANOTECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABILITY

0522600060
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS "E. R. CAIANIELLO"
EQF7
PHYSICS
2021/2022

YEAR OF COURSE 1
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2021
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
324LESSONS
336LAB
Objectives
THE COURSE PROVIDES THE NECESSARY METHODOLOGY FOR THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROCESSES BASED ON NANOTECHNOLOGIES, WITH PARTICULAR REGARDS TO THE SAFETY ASPECTS. STARTING FROM THE NANOSCALE IT INTRODUCES TO THE NANOTECHNOLOGY CONCEPT WHICH PERMITS THE CONTROL OF THE MATTER AT A NANOMETRIC SCALE.
THE OBJECTIVE IS TO SUPPLY THE METHODOLOGY FOR THE DESIGN, ANALYSIS AND DEVELOPMENT OF NANOTECHNOLOGIES BASED PROCESSES VS. SUSTAINABILITY.
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
•KNOWLEDGE OF THE STRUCTURE OF ATOMS AND ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN MOLECULES.
•KNOWLEDGE OF CATALYZED VAPOR DEPOSITION PROCESSES
•KNOWLEDGE OF PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL BALANCES
•KNOWLEDGE OF ELECTROCHEMISTRY IN VIEW OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES, PRODUCTION OF GOODS, ENERGY STORAGE
ABILITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
•ABILITY TO PREDICT THE THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS OF A CHEMICO-PHYSICAL PROCESS
•ABILITY TO PERFORM MASS AND CHARGE BALANCE CALCULATIONS IN REDOX REACTIONS
•ABILITY TO ANALYZE THE STRUCTURE OF MATTER THROUGH ANALYSIS AND MICROSCOPIC, STRUCTURAL AND CHEMICAL/PHYSICAL MEASUREMENTS

JUDGMENT AUTONOMY
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY ASSESS:
•THE VALIDITY AND LIMITATIONS OF THE CHARACTERISTICS AND THE PHYSICAL-CHEMICAL BEHAVIOR OF THE NANOSTRUCTURES
•THE CRITERIA GOVERNING THE DESIGN AND PRODUCTION OF NANOMATERIALS IN RELATION TO THEIR APPLICATIONS.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS
THE STUDENT WILL BE ABLE TO HOLD CONVERSATIONS ON ISSUES RELATED TO NANOTECHNOLOGY AND SUSTAINABILITY WITH ADEQUATE SCIENTIFIC TERMINOLOGY AND KNOWLEDGE OF TOOLS FOR THE MATHEMATICAL AND GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF THE PHENOMENA DESCRIBED.
Prerequisites
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY.
Contents
SYNTHESIS PROCESSES OF NANOMATERIALS AND DEVICES. (17 H FRONTAL LESSON + 3 H OF LABORATORY)
•BOTTOM-UP APPROACH (BOTTOM-UP): MATERIALS AND DEVICES ARE MADE STARTING FROM MOLECULAR COMPONENTS THAT SELF-ASSEMBLE. (3 H FRONTAL LESSON)
•TOP-DOWN APPROACH (TOP TO BOTTOM): THE DEVICES ARE MANUFACTURED FROM MACROSCOPIC MATERIALS THROUGH CAREFUL CONTROL OF THE MINIATURIZATION PROCESSES AT THE ATOMIC LEVEL. (3 H FRONTAL LESSON)
•AEROSOL GENERATION (FLAME PYROLYSIS, LASER PYROLYSIS, ...). (2 H FRONTAL LESSON)
•CATALYSED CHEMICAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION. (6 H FRONTAL LESSON)
•CHEMICAL, COLLOIDAL, AND SELF-ASSEMBLY PROCESSES. (3 H FRONTAL LESSON + 3 H OF LABORATORY)
ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES FOR NANOMATERIALS. (5 H FRONTAL LESSON + 5 H OF LABORATORY)
•DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF DEVICES BASED ON NANOMATERIALS. (2 H FRONTAL LESSON)
•THE SUPERCAPACITORS. (2 H FRONTAL LESSON + 2 H OF LABORATORY)
•THE BATTERIES. (1 H FRONTAL LESSON + 3 H OF LABORATORY)
THE USE OF RENEWABLE SOURCES. (14 H FRONTAL LESSON + 6 H OF LABORATORY)
•FUEL CELLS. (2 H FRONTAL LESSON)
•NANOTECHNOLOGIES FOR PLANTS AND CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR COGENERATION. (2 H FRONTAL LESSON)
•THE PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN FROM WATER. (3 H FRONTAL LESSON + 3 H OF LABORATORY)
•THE PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN FROM RENEWABLE SOURCES. (2 H FRONTAL LESSON + 3 H OF LABORATORY)
•THE OXIDATION OF CO2. (2 H FRONTAL LESSON)
•RECYCLING AND REUSE OF MATERIALS: THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY. (3 H FRONTAL LESSON)
TOXICOLOGY. (4 H FRONTAL LESSON)
HYGIENE. (4 H FRONTAL LESSON)
EXPOSURE TO ENGINEERED NANOMATERIALS. (2 H FRONTAL LESSON)
•REACH (REGISTRATION, EVALUATION, AUTHORIZATION, AND RESTRICTION OF CHEMICALS). (2 H FRONTAL LESSON)
Teaching Methods
LECTURES, SPECIALIST SEMINARS, NUMERICAL EXERCISES
Verification of learning
FINAL ORAL EXAM. THE EXAM TEST IS AIMED AT ASSESSING KNOWLEDGE OF THE FUNDAMENTALS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY AND THE STRUCTURE OF MATTER AND ITS TRANSFORMATIONS.
THE TEST WILL AIM TO VERIFY THE LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE OF THE THEORETICAL BASES REGULATING CHEMICAL PROCESSES AND PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MATTER.
THE MINIMUM ASSESSMENT LEVEL (18/30) IS ATTRIBUTED WHEN THE STUDENT DEMONSTRATES UNCERTAINTY ABOUT THE DIFFERENT CONTENTS OF THE PROGRAM, THE BASICS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY, AND THE CORRELATION BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT TOPICS. OVERALL, HE SHOWS A FRAGMENTED KNOWLEDGE OF THE THEORETICAL CONTENTS AND LIMITED ABILITY TO USE THEM.
THE MAXIMUM LEVEL (30/30) IS ATTRIBUTED WHEN THE STUDENT DEMONSTRATES A COMPLETE AND IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF THE METHODOLOGIES AND TOOLS AND HAS A REMARKABLE ABILITY TO USE THEM IN THE CONTEXT OF THE STUDY.
PRAISE IS AWARDED WHEN THE CANDIDATE DEMONSTRATES SIGNIFICANT MASTERY OF THE METHODOLOGIES AND TOOLS, EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION SKILLS, READINESS FOR CONNECTIONS, AND A STRONG CAPACITY FOR AUTONOMY.
THE MARK, EXPRESSED IN THIRTIETHS WITH POSSIBLE HONORS, WILL DEPEND ON THE OVERALL MATURITY ACQUIRED ON THE COURSE CONTENT.
KNOWLEDGE OF THE FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE CLASSIFICATION OF SOLIDS, PHASE DIAGRAMS,
AND PHASE TRANSITIONS, CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIA, HOMOGENEOUS AND HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSIS, SO-GEL PROCESSES, PYROLYTIC PROCESSES, ELECTROCHEMICAL AND CHEMICAL/PHYSICAL PROCESSES IS A NECESSARY CONDITION FOR SUFFICIENCY.
IN PARTICULAR, WILL TAKE ACCOUNT OF:
• THE QUALITY OF THE EXPOSURE AND THE LANGUAGE
• THE ABILITY TO CORRELATE BETWEEN DIFFERENT TOPICS AND WITH OTHER DISCIPLINES
• INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT
THE STUDENT ACHIEVES THE LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE IF HE PROVES TO BE ABLE TO FACE PROBLEMS WHICH REQUIRE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN VARIOUS ELEMENTS, REACHING A SOLUTION WITH VERIFICATION OF THE HYPOTHESES MADE.

Texts
- D.A. CROWL AND J.F. LOUVAR.- CHEMICAL PROCESS SAFETY: FUNDAMENTAL AND APPLICATIONS- PRENTICE - HALL – INTERNATIONAL SERIES IN THE PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCES
-J.H. PERRY-CHEMICAL ENGINEERING’S HANDBOOK, MCGRAW HILL
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