NANO211 Material, Safety and Equipment Overview

Department of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics: Nanofabrication Technology

I. Course Number and Title
NANO211 Material, Safety and Equipment Overview
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
Corequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This three credit course is part of a six course, eighteen credit, Nanofabrication Manufacturing Technology (NMT) capstone program taught at Penn State University. The Dean of the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Department located in Founders 112 at Bucks County Community College may be contacted at (215) 968-8305 for additional information.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction

The course is taught at Penn State University with the following course number, name and description:

E SC 211 Materials, Safety, and Equipment Overview for Nanotechnology

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, plasma based equipment, optical, e-beam, stamping and embossing lithography tools, vacuum systems and pumps, gas delivery systems and toxic substance handling and detection.

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  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

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Review/Approval Date - 3/02; New Core 8/2015