This is the title of a 3x1H45 course which I will give early September at the European School On Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies (ESONN) in Grenoble. The focus is on inorganic nanoparticles, e.g. gold, silver, iron oxide, quantum dots. It will be the second year I give this course.
I have opted for a mostly discussion-based format centered around selected publications. Last year, I chose the publications and distributed them during the lectures, but let’s try to get more organised.
I am asking readers of this blog (optional but very much welcome!) as well as students registered for the track B of ESONN15 (mandatory: deadline Friday 28th August) to suggest at least one article for discussion (depending on the success of this crowd sourcing effort, we might or might not be able to discuss all articles). To suggest a paper, simply add a comment to this post with a reference (link to the paper would be even better).
Papers can be selected because they are historic landmarks in the field; or because they are recent ground breaking discoveries; or because they raise important questions that we need to discuss to move forward. One line justification for selecting the paper would be great.
Over to you!