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Micro- and Nanofabrication, part 2

Micro- and Nanofabrication, part 2 (UE S3-5)

This course introduces some of the methods involved in the production of fully-dense three-dimensional nanostructured materials. Structure-property relationships will be discussed as well as structured materials and multi-functional applications.

Outline of the course

  • Introduction
    • Fabrication of nanomaterials: wet and dry approaches
    • Production of nanostructured materials (polymers, metals, ceramics and composites)
    • Properties of nanostructured materials

  • Fabrication of nanostructured materials
    • General principles applied to polymers, metals, ceramics and composites
    • Rheology of suspensions and mixtures

  • Elaboration methods
    • Powders (wet and dry techniques)
    • Extrusion
    • Injection

  • Sintering
    • Natural sintering
    • Sintering under pressure (HP, HIP)
    • Novel methods (microwaves, SPS)
    • Thermal treatments and recrystallization

  • Microstructure-property relationship
    • Influence of percolation on macroscopic properties
    • Size effects
    • Micro-nano and nano-nano composites

  • Selected applications: structures and multi-functional materials

  • Conclusions and future challenges


  • written exam
  • graded reports on practical sessions
  • oral presentation of a research article


course volume

  • lectures: 24 hours
  • turotials: 6 hours
  • practicals: 16 hours
  • ECTS: 5