Question which may guide you through nanoscience

  • How does society and politics define "nanoscaled material"
  • How will a physicist define nanoscale physics?
  • Why using electrons for imaging?
  • How does a TEM work in principle?
  • What is EDX?
  • What is EELS?
  • How does SEM work?
  • How does STM work?
  • How to measure the local density of states of a material?
  • How does AFM work?
  • Which information is given by MFM?
  • Explain one way to synthesize clusters?
  • 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?
  • Why the lattice of some metals expands upon nanoscaling while it shrinks in others?
  • Why the gecko does not fall off the wall?
  • What is the general idea of the Jellium model?
  • Which quantum numbers do exist in the Jellium model?
  • What is an exciton?
  • Which length scale is relevant for optical properties of semiconductors?
  • What is a plasmon?
  • Which plasmons exist/are relevant 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 and NPs?
  • How to measure individual nanomagnets?
  • 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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