University students started studying the “Nanotechnology” module at the Summer School in Slovenia

Students of the Summer School “Deep Tech training with impact on entrepreneurship and innovation” have already familiarized themselves with the concept of Industry 4.0 and started studying the “Nanotechnology” module at the first Summer School in Slovenia. The teachers of the Faculty of Physics and Technology of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University held lectures for students: Liliya Turovska spoke about “Nanomaterials. Introduction”, which covered the classification of nanomaterials, their properties, historical overview, basic concepts of quantum physics and the application of nanomaterials.

Volodymyra Boychuk presented the lecture “Graphene – the magic of carbon”, where she discussed in detail various allotropic modifications of carbon, their properties and applications. The main focus of the lesson was on a new carbon material – graphene.

Bohdana Naidych opened the topic “Semiconductor nanomaterials in renewable energy sources”, in which she considered the development of thermoelectricity and photovoltaics, methods of obtaining semiconductor nano-sized materials, their features and practical application.

The next day, students actively applied the acquired knowledge in practice. As part of the class “Graphene-based nanoelectronics – a practical approach”, Erika Tomsic and Egon Pavlica from the University of Nova Gorica conducted a demonstration of the manufacture of a graphene-based transistor: they obtained graphene by the method of micromechanical exfoliation, analyzed the obtained material under a digital microscope, and got acquainted with laser lithography for the manufacture of a transistor.

The participants of the Summer School also visited the newest Laboratory of Organic Matter Physics of the University of Nova Gorica, where transistors based on graphene are manufactured and thoroughly researched.