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SoSe 2013 Chemical Nanotechnology

Quantum dots

Quantum dots
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Target audience

Master Program Chemistry (Chemie) and Polymer Science, Course n° 21238.


S-Jun.-Prof. Annabelle Bertin (50%), Jun.-Prof. Marcelo Calderon (50%).




3 SWS.

Outline part inorganic nanomaterials
  • Introduction to chemical nanotechnology
  • Synthesis, properties and biomedical applications of inorganic nanoparticles:
  1. Metal NPs: gold, silver
  2. Metal oxide NPs: iron oxide, zinc oxide
  3. Silica-based NPs
  4. Quantum dots
  5. Carbon-based NPs
  • Nanoscale characterization
  • Nanotoxicity
Book recommendations
  1. Nanoparticles: From Theory to Application. Edited by Gunter Schmid. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2nd Completely Revised and Updated Edition, 2010, ISBN: 978-3-527-32589-4.
  2. Nanochemistry : A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials. Edited by Geoffrey A Ozin, André Arsenault and Ludovico Cademartiri. RSC Publishing, Cambridge, Second Edition, 2008, ISBN: 978-1-84755-895-4.