CHEM40270 Synthesis and Chemical Modification of Nanomaterials (TCD)

Academic Year 2019/2020

The module aims to give students an overview of the principles underlying the manipulation and modification of solution-based nanomaterials. Emphasis will be placed on the preparation and purification of metallic, semiconducting, magnetic and dendrimer based nanoparticles and of carbon nanotube systems. The chemical and physical properties of nanomaterials will be considered as a function of modification and preparation parameters.

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Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students should:
• Understand the basic principals of the bottom-up approach;
• Have knowledge and understanding the main approaches in the synthesis of solution based nanomaterials.
• be familiar with techniques used to modify and purify nanomaterials;
• have knowledge of the techniques used to characterise nanomaterials;
• have a knowledge of material dependent properties tuneable through synthetic design and modification.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The key teaching and learning approach is through lectures with presentations by students providing additional learning opportunities. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Literature review Unspecified n/a Graded Yes


Assignment: Presentation Unspecified n/a Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
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