164.167 Technology of Nanostructured Materials
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to identify different production methods for nanoparticles and nanomaterials, identify the problems of compaction of nanoparticles into compact solids and components, and name specific properties.

Subject of course

Synthesis of nano-powders (ceramic, metallic): deposition of particles from gas-phase, hydrothermal synthesis, polyol-process (introduction) Characterization/analytics: SEM, TEM, AFM, STM, health and safety aspects of nano particles From powders to components: ceramic/metallic nano-composites, problems concerning the retention of the nanostructure with increasing temperature (grain growth, grain growth inhibitor, dispersion hardening), carbon nanotube composites, electronic components, coatings (hardmetals, hard disc,), consolidation processes (SPS, ECAP,), characterization techniques, mechanical properties of nano-composites, microsystems technology. 

An overview of the generation of nanoparticles, their measurement, their morphology and possible uses will be given. First, the special properties of nano-particle collectives are reported. An example is the production and application of nanodefects in crystals and their technical use as electronic switching units. The practical use of nanoparticles in display technology, medicine, etc. is reported. Furthermore, the following production methods for nanoparticle collectives in the gaseous state are explained: - grinding process - plasma process - gas condensation method - laser ablation process - reduction process The nanoparticle separation from the gaseous state using filtering separators is then discussed. Then the characterization of nano-particle collectives is explained by means of: - electron-optical methods - scanning tunneling microscopy - force microscopy - near-field microscopy - laser diffraction measuring devices - time-of-flight analyzers - mobility analyzers. Finally, the dangers of using nanoparticle collectives are discussed and their implications for environmental systems are discussed.

Teaching methods

Presentation of the contents by ppt, the files being available to the students in TISS and TUWEL respectively. Free questioning by the students as wel as questions to the auditorium by the lecturers.

Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue10:00 - 12:0025.04.2023 - 02.05.2023Seminarraum BA 02B VO
Thu09:00 - 12:0027.04.2023 - 04.05.2023Seminarraum BA 02B VO-Teil Edtmaier
Fri12:00 - 17:0023.06.2023Seminarraum BA 02B VO-Teil Mauschitz
Fri12:00 - 17:0030.06.2023Seminarraum BA 02B VO-Teil Mauschitz
Technology of Nanostructured Materials - Single appointments
Tue25.04.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 02B VO-Teil Edtmaier
Thu27.04.202309:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 02B VO-Teil Edtmaier
Tue02.05.202310:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 02B VO-Teil Edtmaier
Thu04.05.202309:00 - 12:00Seminarraum BA 02B VO-Teil Edtmaier
Fri23.06.202312:00 - 17:00Seminarraum BA 02B VO-Teil Mauschitz
Fri30.06.202312:00 - 17:00Seminarraum BA 02B VO-Teil Mauschitz

Examination modalities

Oral examination


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu09:00 - 10:3027.06.2024 Büro BB01H25oral02.01.2024 00:00 - 20.06.2024 00:00TISSPrüfung 3 (Teilpfg. C. Edtmaier)
Fri09:00 - 10:3028.06.2024 Büro BB01H25oral02.01.2024 00:00 - 21.06.2024 00:00TISSPrüfung 4 (Teilpfg. C. Edtmaier)
Mon14:30 - 15:3002.12.2024 Büro BB01H25oral01.07.2024 00:00 - 25.11.2024 00:00TISSPrüfung 1 (Teilprfg. Edtmaier)
Mon16:00 - 17:0027.01.2025 Büro BB01H25oral01.07.2024 00:00 - 20.01.2025 00:00TISSPrüfung 2 (Teilprfg. Edtmaier)
Fri15:30 - 16:3028.03.2025 Büro BB01H25oral07.01.2025 00:00 - 21.03.2025 00:00TISSPrüfung 1 (Teilprfg. C. Edtmaier)
Thu09:00 - 10:3026.06.2025 Büro BB01H25oral31.12.2024 00:00 - 19.06.2025 00:00TISSPrüfung 2 (Teilpfg. C. Edtmaier)
Fri11:00 - 12:0027.06.2025 Büro BB01H25oral31.12.2024 00:00 - 19.06.2025 00:00TISSPrüfung 3 (Teilpfg. C. Edtmaier)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
12.01.2023 00:00 25.04.2023 00:00 25.04.2023 00:00

Registration modalities

Hinweis: Teilnehmerbeschränkung wegen Hörsaalgrösse



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