542-0519/01 – Fundamentals of nanotechnology (ZN)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory type B
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
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PLA88 prof. Ing. Daniela Plachá, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with the fundamentals of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials. They will acquire knowledge that will enable them to understand the broader context and possible applications in the studied field.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Within the course, basic terms and definitions in the field of Nanotechnology, classification of nanomaterials, chemical and physical properties and methods of preparation will be studied. Furthermore, applications of nanomaterials, their toxicological effects and negative impact on the environment will be studied. In the content of the course a discussion on legislation related to nanotechnologies will also be.

Compulsory literature:

NATELSON, D. Nanostructures and Nanotechnology, 2015, Cambridge University Press, pp. 639, ISBN: 0521877008. PRASAD, M., KUMAR, V., KUMAR, M. Nanotechnology, 2017, Springer Verlag, Singapore, pp. 344, ISBN: 9811046778. VOLLATH, D. Nanomaterials: An Introduction to Synthesis, Properties and Applications 2nd Edition, 2013, Wiley-VCH; 2 edition, pp. 386, ISBN: 978-3527333790. DIALLO, M. S., FROMER, N. A., JHON, M. S. Nanotechnology for Sustainable Development, 2016, Springer International Publishing AG, pp. 404, ISBN: 3319381199.

Recommended literature:

RICKERBY, D. Nanotechnology for Sustainable Manufacturing, 2014, CRC Press, pp. 316, ISBN: 978148221482. GOGOTSI, Y. Nanomaterials Handbook, 2017, CRC Press, pp. 712, ISBN: 9781498703062. Murty, B.S., Shankar, P., Raj, B., Rath, B.B., Murday, J. Textbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 244, ISBN: 978-3-642-28029-0. ISO/TS 80004 series. Nanotechnologies-Vocabulary-Part: 1-13.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Study results will be verified by a written exam.


Other requirements

Student elaborates a seminar paper on a given topic in the field of nanotechnologies.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to nanotechnologies and nanomaterials, history of nanotechnologies. 2. Basic terms and definitions, legislation 3. Classification of nanomaterials 4. Structure and basic properties of nanomaterials 5. Synthesis of nanomaterials "top-down" 6. Bottom-up synthesis of nanomaterials 7. Physical methods of preparation of nanomaterials 8. Chemical methods of nanomaterials preparation 9. Characterization of nanomaterials - chemical methods of analysis 10. Characterization of nanomaterials - phase and structure analysis 11. Application of nanomaterials 12. Toxicology of nanomaterials 13. Influence of nanomaterials on the environment 14. Legislation and sustainable development

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2020/2021 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: 80% participation in exercises

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2021/2022 (N0724A290005) Process Engineering in Raw Materials P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290005) Process Engineering in Raw Materials P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory type B study plan

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