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Nanoparticles – one-dimensional materials with diameters of nearly atomic dimension – are one of the most important classes of nanostructured materials because their unusual properties that often differ significantly from bulk materials. This course will explore the synthesis, structure and properties of nanoparticles. Applications of nanoparticles in medicine, optics, sensing, and catalysis will be discussed, with an emphasis will be on metal nanoparticles and semiconductor quantum dots. Course Note(s): Part-time students should register for the 515 course.