Faculty of Textile Technology
Course: Chemistry of Materials and Nanotechnology

Teachers in charge Ph. D. Gordana PavloviŠ, Prof.
Study Textile Science and Technology - postgraduate
Course summary 30
Knowledge verification preliminary exam
Lecture type lectures, seminars
Exercise type seminars
Subject content Solid state chemistry and materials, definition and types of materials: metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, type of chemical forces in solids- supramolecular chemistry, crystal structures of metals, structure of ceramics, silicate ceramics, carbon: fullerens, diamond, graphite, alotropism and polymorphism, phase diagrams. Methods of preparations, features, structure and applications of zeolites, nanostructured materials and their dimensionality, nanotubes: classes, characteristics and application, nanomachines and devices, chemical properties of substance at nanoscale, self-assembling and molecular recognition in nanomaterials, design of materials of predicted features, chemical methods of preparation of nanomaterials, methods of examination of nanomaterials properties, application of nanomaterials, nanomaterials in textile industry, carbynes and fibres.Ecological and ethical impact of nanotechnology applications, nanomaterials as drugs, nanomaterials in electronic industry, perspectives of nanotechnology development.
Aim of course Nanosciences and nanotechnology are interdisciplinary and comprehensive disciplines based on the subjects from physics, chemistry, electronics. Nanotechnology is one of the most propulsive scientific and technological area of 21.st century. It penetrates in the ares of electronics, robotics, design of new drugs as well as in textile industry. Nowadays, scientists look at the molecular level exploring the manner how to assemble atoms and molecules into the material of desired functional characteristics (tailoring of materials).
Literature necessary for course K. J. Klabunde (editor): Nanoscale Materials in Chemistry, 2001, Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 0-471-38395-3.
Z. L. Wang (editor): Characterization of Nanophase Materials, 1999. Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 3-527-29837-1.
L. Nicolais & G. Carotenuto (ed.): Metal-Polymer Nanocomposites, 2004, Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 0-471-47131-3.
L. Theodore & R. G. Kunz: Nanotechnology: Environmental Implications and Solutions, 2005, Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 0-471-69976-4.
R. J. D. Tilley, Understanding Solids: The Science of Materials, 2004, Wiley & Sons. ISBN: 0-470-85275-5.