Incomplete list of questions on the lecture:

  • Definition of nanoscaled material by European Commission (and BMBF)
  • Appropriate physics definition(s)
  • Why using electrons for imaging?
  • How does a TEM work in principle?
  • What is EDX?
  • What is EELS?
  • How does a SEM work?
  • How does STM work?
  • How to measure the local density of states?
  • How does AFM work?
  • Which information the MFM provides?
  • How to synthesize clusters in general?
  • Why adiabatic expansion works for synthesis of NPs?
  • How does a mass spectrometer work?
  • What are 'magic numbers'?
  • Why particular structures are more stable than others?
  • What is the general idea of the Jellium model?
  • Which quantum numbers do exist in the Jellium model?
  • What in an exciton?
  • Which length scale is relevant for optival properties of semiconductors?
  • What is a plasmon?
  • Which plasmons can be excited in nanoparticles?
  • How to manipulate the plasmon resonance in NPs?
  • Why ferromagnetism is surprising?
  • What is the reason for domain formation?
  • What determines the domain wall thicknesses?
  • What is superparamagnetism
  • Are there size effects in the magnetism of clusters?
  • How to measure individual nanomagnets?
  • What is a molecular magnet?
  • What is giant spin approximation?
  • Which macoscopic quantum effect appears in molecular magnets?
  • What is Landau-Zener tunneling?
  • What is the LIESST effect?
  • Why there are so many carbon allotropes?
  • Which rules are relevant for fulleren formation?
  • How to synthesize fullerens? ... and carbon nanotubes?
  • Electronic band structure of CNT? Why some CNT are metalic and others not?
  • What is a van Hove Singularity?
  • How to measure electronic properties of CNT?
  • Why people are interested in CNT?
 
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