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CH3093 : JS Practical Training for Nanoscience, Physics and Chemistry of Advanced Materials Students

Elements of the CH3093 Module

  • Part I:Practical Laboratory - 22 experimental laboratory sessions of 6 hours each. The laboratory includes a number of advanced experiments in Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science, as well as exposure to the fundamental tools of modern nanoscience in specific CRANN oriented experimental activities. The latter CRANN activities are two intensive days of training in techniques such as chemical vapour deposition growth of nanotubes and graphene, characterisation of the same by way of scanning and transmission electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy. More details of the practical laboratory component can be found on the local webpage for the JS nanoscience and advanced materials laboratory. Pictures of students participating in the partical labroatory and in the advanced nanoscience training in CRANN are pictured below.
  • Part II:Communication Skills - 18 lectures/workshops. These lectures or workshops will focus on the following topics: The effective communication of scientific results and ideas as written reports and oral presentations. The structure of a scientific article. The role of graphics and diagrams. Style and vocabulary. Addressing an audience. Use of slides and overheads. Class members will give a short seminar to the entire JS lab group and write an essay on topical issues in materials physics, materials chemistry or nanoscience.
  • Part III:School Seminars - 8 seminars. Students are obliged to attend a selected number of School of Chemistry and School of Physics seminars which are related to nanoscience, materials chemistry, materials physics or related areas. These seminars occur on Thursdays at 12 noon in the case of the School of Chemistry, or Fridays at 12 noon in the cae of the School of Physics.

Assessment of the Practical Module

The practical module, which is worth 20 ECTS credits, is assessed by way of continuous assessment with a weighting of 88% for the practical laboratory and a weighting of 12% for the combined other components. More detailed information on the assessment of the practical laboratory component can be found on the local webpage for the JS nanoscience and advanced materials laboratory.

Students at work in the JS NPCAM laboratory


Students at work in the JS NPCAM laboratory:

Students at work in the JS NPCAM laboratory

Students attending the beginning of the intensive nanoscience practical training in CRANN:

Students attending CRANN training session and presentation by Prof. Duesberg Students attending CRANN training session and presentation by Prof. Duesberg

Students performing experiments during the intensive nanoscience practical training in CRANN:

Students attending CRANN training session and performing AFM measurements Students attending CRANN training session and performing CVD growth of carbon nanotubes

Students attending CRANN training session and performing Raman spectromicroscopy Students attending CRANN training session and visualising sample for electrical measurements

Last updated 19 September 2013 NPCAM@tcd.ie.