Applied Nanoscience

A tantárgy neve magyarul / Name of the subject in Hungarian: Alkalmazott nanotudomány

Last updated: 2022. június 1.

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics
PhD Elective Subject

Course ID Semester Assessment Credit Tantárgyfélév
VIETD081   4/0/0/v 5  
3. Course coordinator and department Dr. Bonyár Attila,
Web page of the course
4. Instructors

Dr. Attila Bonyár

associate professor

Department of Electronics Technology

Dr. Hunor Sántha

associate professor

Department of Electronics Technology

András Reichardt

assistant lecturer

Department of Broadband Infocommunications and Electromagnetic Theory

5. Required knowledge

Physics, Electronics technology and material science.

6. Pre-requisites
NEM ( TárgyEredmény( "BMEVIETMA07", "jegy" , _ ) >= 2
TárgyEredmény("BMEVIETMA07", "FELVETEL", AktualisFelev()) > 0
TárgyEredmény( "BMEVIETM114", "jegy" , _ ) >= 2
TárgyEredmény("BMEVIETM114", "FELVETEL", AktualisFelev()) > 0)

A fenti forma a Neptun sajátja, ezen technikai okokból nem változtattunk.

A kötelező előtanulmányi rendek grafikus formában itt láthatók.


Due to synopsis overlapping those who fulfilled the following course are expelled: Nanoscience (VIETMA07)

7. Objectives, learning outcomes and obtained knowledge
To study phenomena in organic and inorganic systems where the size of the structures are between a hundred and few million atoms (between 0.2 to 100 nm). The course has three main parts. The first part gives a theoretical background to the physics of nanosystems, including basic quantum mechanics and solid state physics and also problems related to downscaling. The second part, nanotechnology, discusses the physical properties of nanomaterials, their fabrication technologies and their application areas. The third part, nanometrology, introduces the nanoscale microscopy and spectroscopy methods.
8. Synopsis

1          Introduction, main definitions and principles of nanoscience. Changing of the physical properties of materials on the nanoscale. The structure of materials in a bottom-up approach.

2          The effects of geometrical downscaling. The problems of top-down design. Macroscopic physical properties (mechanical, electrical, thermal, optical, etc.) and their microscopic approach.

3          The basics of solid state physics. Fundamental quantum mechanical phenomena, problems and their solutions.

4          Transport processes on the nanoscale. The Boltzmann transport equation. Diffusion on the nanoscale. Semiconductor and quantum dot based electronics.

5          One, two and three dimensional nanoobjects. The classification and main properties of nanostructures based on their material compositions (metals, semiconductors, oxides etc.)

6          Fabrication technologies of nanomaterials: vapor phase and solid phase methods.

7          Fabrication technologies of nanomaterials II: liquid phase methods, self-assembly. The possibilities of nanolithography.

8          The electrical and optical properties of metallic nanomaterials. Theoretical background of surface plasmon resonance. The application of SPR and localized surface plasmon resonance as sensors.

9          The allotropes of carbon (diamond, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and graphene). Physical properties, fabrication technologies.

10      The application areas of carbon nanotubes and graphene. Electronics (passive and active), carbon based composites, graphene based electronics and displays. Carbon nanotubes in sensors.

11      Special molecular systems, biomolecules. The DNA as an organic nano building block. The structure of proteins. The cooperation between organic and inorganic nanosystems. The basics of biosensors.

12      Overview of the investigation methods of nanomaterials. The basics of microscopy, its limitations concerning the various methods. The basics of scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM).

13      Scanning probe microscopy (SPM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). Field microscopies (electrostatic, magnetic, near field, Kelvin etc.). Investigation of mechanical properties on the nanoscale.

14      Spectroscopy (SEM-EDS, XRF, XPS, AES, Raman, SERS, FT-IR). Possibilities and limitations on the nanoscale.

9. Method of instruction


10. Assessment

Mid-term period: successful fulfillment of two mid-term exams (7. and 14. weeks).

Examination period: Oral exam.

11. Recaps

Any of the mid-term exams might be re-taken during the supplementary week.  There is no second supplementary test.

12. Consultations

Continuously according to prior discussion with the instructor.

13. References, textbooks and resources

E-learning materials developed by the department that cover the whole course.

Bhushan, Bharat: Handbook of Nanotechnology (Spinger)

Bharat Bhushan: Handbook of Micro/Nano Tribology (CRC)

14. Required learning hours and assignment
Contact hours
Preparation for Lectures
Preparation for Practices
Preparation for Laboratory
Preparation for mid-term tests
Preparation for exams
SUM 150
15. Syllabus prepared by

Dr. Attila Bonyár

associate professor

Department of Electronics Technology

Dr. Imre Mojzes


Department of Electronics Technology