Fakultät für Physik




Lecture and Seminar: Nanostructures and Nanomaterials – Overview

A colloquial definition of nanotechnology accounts for “any technology that involves controllably engineering structures with at least some critical dimension less than 100 nm in extent”. Estimates of the global economic impact of nanotechnology in the next five years exceed €1 trillion.

This course is intend to provide some fundamental concepts and applications for students interested in nanoscale science and technology. We will cover the physical and chemical basis of nanoscale science and this will guide us in understanding the properties (electrical, magnetic, optical, mechanical, etc.) of materials at previously inaccessible size scales.


About the lecture

Time and place

Until further notice the lectures & tutorials will take place online.
To participate sign up for the lecture in the LSF (this way you gain access to Moodle and the online sessions via Zoom)

The first lecture is on the 19th of April 2021. You should have received an email with instructions to join before 19/4. If you haven't by then- please contact us.

Monday 16:00-18:00 c.t.,
Tuesday 16:00-18:00 c.t.,

Moodle link:

Moodle-link: https://moodle.lmu.de/course/view.php?id=7675


  • Introduction to Nanomaterials & Nanostructures
  • Overview: bulk materials, defects, interactions and confinement
  • Fabrication and Characterization at the nanoscale
  • Charge transport and nanoelectronics
  • Magnetism and magnetoelectronics
  • Micro- and nanophotonics
  • Micro- and nanomechanics
  • Micro- and nanofluidics
  • Bionanotechnology
  • Nanotechnology: future challenges

Evaluation (total credits: 6 ECTS)

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Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Prof.Dr.Emiliano Cortés