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Course Description

Nanosafety

Program

Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies, third-level study programme

Lecturers:

prof. dr. Maja Remškar

Goals:

Students learn about the risks of development of nanotechnological products and the most advanced achievements in the field of nanosafety, and prepare themselves for research work in the selected fields of nanoscience.

Content:

The course presents an overview of the dangers of nanoparticles and methods of protection from these dangers.

The course includes:
• analysis of nanoparticle’s risks in their life cycle
• monitoring and measurement of exposure to nanoparticles
• characterization of nanoparticle properties including the potential toxic effects
• risks associated with nanotehnological products

Course literature:

The latest articles from scientific journals Science, Nature, Advanced Materials, Nanoletters and Physical Review Letters.

Significant publications and references:

Jemec A, Drobne D, Remskar M, Sepcic K, Tisler T. Effects of ingested nano-sized titanium dioxide on terrestrial Isopods (Porcellio scaber). Environ Toxicol Chem 2008; 27:1904-14.

REMŠKAR, Maja, VIRŠEK, Marko, JESIH, Adolf. WS[sub]2 nanotubes as a new hybrid nanomaterial. Nano lett. (Print), 2008, issue 1, vol. 8, str. 76-80.

REMŠKAR, Maja, MRZEL, Aleš, VIRŠEK, Marko, JESIH, Adolf. Inorganic nanotubes as nanoreactors: the first Mo[sub]S[sub]2 nanopods. Adv. mater. (Weinh.), 2007, vol. 19, str. 4276-4278.

REMŠKAR, Maja, KOVAČ, Janez, VIRŠEK, Marko, MRAK, Maja, JESIH, Adolf, SEABAUGH, A. W[sub]5O[sub](14) nanowires. Adv. funct. mater. (Print), 2007, vol. 17, no. 12, str. 1974-1978.

REMŠKAR, Maja, MRZEL, Aleš, JESIH, Adolf, KOVAČ, Janez. New composite MoS[sub]2-C[sub](60) crystals. Adv. mater. (Weinh.), 2005, vol. 17, str. 911-914.

REMŠKAR, Maja. Inorganic nanotubes. Adv. mater. (Weinh.), 2004, vol. 16, str. 1497-1504.

Remškar Maja, Škraba Z., Stadelmann, P., Levy, F. Puctural stabilization of new compounds : MoS2 and WS2 micro-and nanotubes alloyed with gold and silver. Adv. mater. (Weinh.), 12, 814-818 (2000). Tal, O.,

Remškar Maja, Tenne, R., Hasse, G. The effect of subpate topography on the local electronic pucture of WS2 nanotubes. Chem. Phys. Lett.. [Print ed.], 344, 434-440 (2001).

M. Remškar, A. Mrzel, Z. Škraba, A. Jesih, M. Čeh, J. Demšar, P. Stadelmann, F. Levy, D. Mihailovic, Self-assembly of subnanometer-diameter single-wall MoS2 nanotubes. Science (Wash. D.C.). 292, 479-481 (2001).

Remškar Maja, Mrzel, A., Jesih, A., Levy, F., Metal-alloyed NbS2 nanotubes synthesized by the self-assembly of nanoparticles. Adv. mater. (Weinh.), 14, 680-684 (2002).

Remškar M., Mrzel A., Sanjines R., Cohen H., Levy F., Metallic sub-nanometer MoS(1-x)Iy nanotubes. Adv. mater. (Weinh.), 15, 237-240 (2003).

Examination:

Type (examination, oral, coursework, project):
• seminar and oral exam

Students obligations:

• seminar and oral exam

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