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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Engineering Science (E SC)

E SC 211 Material, Safety and Equipment Overview for Nanotechnology (3) Nanotechnology processing equipment and materials handling procedures with a focus on safety, environment, and health issues.

E SC 211 Material, Safety, and Equipment Overview for Nanotechnology (3)

This course overviews basic material properties as well as environment, health, and safety (EHS) issues in equipment operation and materials handling in "top down" and "bottom up" nanofabrication. The chemical and physical materials properties underlying nanotechnology are surveyed. EHS topics arising from the processing and disposal of these materials are addressed including: cleanroom operation, OSHA lab standard safety training, health issues, biosafety levels (BSL) guidelines, and environmental concerns. Specific safety issues dealing with nanofabrication equipment, materials, and processing will also be discussed including those pertinent to wet benches, thermal processing tools, vacuum systems and pumps, gas delivery systems and toxic substance handling and detection.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: CHEM 101, MATH 081, PHYS 150 orPHYS 250

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.

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