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Physics 534: Nanostructure And Nanotechnology II

 

 

 

Course Outline

 


Physical optics: Reflection and refraction, Fraunhofer diffraction, DBR mirrors, lasers

 

Photonics: Optical fibers, semiconductor lasers, nonlinear optical effects, solitons, optical switching, single photon devices

 

Continuum mechanics: Stress and strain, elasticity, mechanical properties of solids, damped nonideal harmonic oscillator

 

Micro- and nano-electromechanical systems (MEMS and NEMS): Fabrication, mechanical properties of MEMS and NEMS, accelerometers, motors, gyroscopes,

 

thermal properties of NEMS, quantum effects, Casimir force, mass detection + charge manipulation, tribology

 

Fluid mechanics: Dimensional analysis, inviscid fluids, viscous fluids

 

Micro/nanofluidics + advanced sensors: Life at low Reynolds number, capillary forces, electrophoresis+electroosmosis

 

 

 

Organization

 

Lectures M W F 1:00 - 1:50 PM

 

Homework (50%)

 

Term paper 1 (20%)

 

Term paper 2 (25%)

 

Participation (5%)

 

Text: Course notes

 

 

All information is representative only, and is likely to change from year to year.