the Wake Forest NANO Curriculum
Nanotech courses to support your Physics, Chemistry, or Engineering degree
Courses Offered at NANOTECH
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PHY 656 Electron Imaging Science
PHY 657 Scanning Probes
These courses explore the basic theory and practice of imaging and microscopy other than light. Specifically, (656) is an Introduction to electron imaging with hands-on experience using TEM and SEM instruments. (657) offers the theory and practice of scanning probes: STM, and AFM, again with a lab component for hands-on experiential learning. The courses are 1.5 credit hours each and typically involve 4 lab exercises each. Typically the courses are taught back to back over one semester and can be taken independently of each other. Permission of instructor required
PHY 655 Exotic Materials
PHY 658 Kinetics of Materials
These fast paced, focused courses cover the formation and properties of low dimensional quantum materials. This 3 + 1.5 credit hour course sequence is an excellent follow-on to a standard solid state physics class. (655) Exotics is an introduction to quantum materials covering topology, symmetry breaking, and more. The course covers: topological insulators, topological systems in 1D And 2D, Weyl, Chern, Majorana, braiding, and more. Floquet dynamics are discussed at the end. (658) is the synthesis and stability of the nano phase. This is how we make such materials structures to begin with. Permission of instructor required.
PHY 345/645 Quantum Computing
This 3 credit hour introduction to the foundations and hardware of Quantum Computers is open to both graduate students and undergraduate students. Some background in Quantum Mechanics and mathematics beyond differential equations is useful. The course offers a broad brush stroke of the field including architecture and design, programming, and principles of error. The course typically incorporates a programming lab that teaches the student Qiskit.
PHY 391(2)/691(2) NANOTECH Seminar
Intro to modern laboratory techniques such as XPS, Auger, analytical TEM, etc. Topics are chosen by the students each year. 1.5 credit hours
Summer School @ Nanotech
Each summer a topical seminar series is held for graduate students