Nanotechnology Research Report

School of Physics and Astronomy

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Code 22742

Level of study Second Year

Credit value 10

Semester 2

Module description

The students will investigate a research topic in the field of nanotechnology, with reference to research projects underway in the Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory and as reported in the research literature. The students will produce two written reports, one 500-word summary suitable for the interested layperson and a longer 3,000±500 word report which describes: (a) the state of the art in a selected research area; (b) the basic physics underpinning this research area; and (c) opportunities and challenges for future research developments. This should be accessible to a 1st year Physics student. The students will also give two oral presentations, one discussing a key research paper of the chosen topic and the second a longer presentation introducing and discussing research findings and technical aspects of the topic investigated.