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MET 290 Material, Safety and Equipment Overview for Nanotechnology
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 2 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: An overview of the materials, safety and equipment issues encountered in the practice of "top down" and "bottom up" nanofabrication. The focus is on safety, environmental, and health issues related to equipment operation and materials handling, as well as cleanroom protocol. Prerequisites: CHM130 and MAT151.

Prerequisites: CHM130 and MAT151

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Use safe lab procedures, based on OSHA guidelines.
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe the importance of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
3. (Analysis Level) Describe, analyze and explain nanotechnology safety issues, including health issues, environmental impact, chemical storage, and waste management.
4. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the operation of vacuum pumps and gauges.
5. (Evaluation Level) Describe, explain and evaluate integrated vacuum systems.
6. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and describe the safety and environmental concerns related to vacuum processing equipment.
7. (Evaluation Level) Identify and critique the basic design and operation of common nanotechnology processing tools.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Nanotechnology Standards: ASTM URL http://www.astm.org/Standards/nanotechnology-standards.html
OSHA: www.osha.gov