PhD Course - Silicon nanotechnology

20 Novembre 2023
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Prof. M. J. Sailor, Univ. of California San Diego, USA

Hours:
20 hours (5 credits)

Room:

Aula Riunioni del Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Via G. Caruso 16, Pisa - Ground Floor

To register to the course, click here

Short Abstract:

Immersive course focussed on the synthesis, properties, and applications of silicon-based nanomaterials. Among the applications discussed there are, medical applications of silicon nanostructures, including targeted drug delivery and in vivo systems, metal and polymeric composites with porous silicon, energy related materials including Li-ion anodes and thermoelectrics, optical biosensing and chemical sensing.

Course Contents in brief:

 

Lecture

Instrumental Concepts

1

Introduction to Porous Silicon properties and applications

 

2

Semiconductor fundamentals

X-ray diffraction, 4-point probe conductivity measurement

3

Silicon electrochemistry and current-time-electrolyte relationships

Porosimetry; Gravimetry

4

Optical films and optical sensing

Optical Reflectance Spectroscopy; Spectroscopic Liquid Infiltration Method

5

Photonic crystals

 

6

Quantum dots fundamentals

Photoluminescence measurements; Quantum yield

7

Silicon quantum dots

Raman spectroscopy

8

Silicon surface chemistry and characterization (1)

FTIR spectroscopy; Contact angle measurement

9

Silicon surface chemistry and characterization (2)

X-ray fluorescence, TGA/DSC

10

Biomedical applications (1): drug delivery with porous microparticles and nanoparticles

Dynamic Light Scattering; Characterization of drug release profiles

11

Biomedical applications (2): imaging and in vivo sensing with porous microparticles and nanoparticles

Time-gated photoluminescence imaging; two-photon imaging; fluorescence imaging; photoacoustic imaging

12

Metal and polymer composites

 

13

Chemical and biochemical sensors

 

14

Energy applications

 

 

Schedule:

  1. 20/11/2023: 9:00-11:00
  2. 21/11/2023: 9:00-11:00
  3. 22/11/2023: 14:30-16:30
  4. 23/11/2023: 9:00-11:00
  5. 24/11/2023: 9:00-11:00
  6. 27/11/2023: 9:00-11:00
  7. 28/11/2023: 9:00-11:00
  8. 29/11/2023: 14:30-16:30
  9. 30/11/2023: 9:00-11:00
  10. 01/12/2023: 9:00-11:00