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Thread: Interested In Nanotech and Choosing between Research!

  1. #1 Interested In Nanotech and Choosing between Research! 
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    So for the current semester, I want to get into some research with a professor, and I know that nanotech requires basics in bio, chem, and some physics, but I've chosen Chemistry as the main branch of research I want to go into.

    Now I ask the Science Forum community to help me decide which would be most benefit me in terms of prepping for nanotech studies.

    A. Analytical
    B. Inorganic
    C. Organic
    D. Physical
    E. Chemistry Education
    F. Computational Chemistry
    G. Forensic
    H. Instrument Developement
    I. Materials

    These are the divisions for research sections for the chemistry department here. Through a lil reading, I think some people advised organic and physical, but could you guys list the top 3 you would think I would need to be successful?


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    Any help would be appreciated ><.


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    Since you talked you chose Chemistry, I think you are research in nano particles not bulk materials with nano sub-structure, am I right?
    In my opinion Chemistry synthesis is quite important for this branch of nano research, as well as observation and characterization especially TEM SEM etc. which maybe tought in Physical Department.
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    Well it might depend on what kind of nanotechnology you are interested in. If you are for example interested in Nanoelectronics you may want to have some physics, electronics and electromagnetic field theory. While if you are interested in Nanomedicine you may have more use for courses in cell biology and chemistry.

    Either way, you may want some orientation on atomic physics and quantum mechanics if you are going to be working on the nanoscale.

    With chemistry as your main subject I would guess you are either into nanomedicine or materials. What you decide to choose is up to you, having a unique profile may be an asset as well, so do not feel you have to go the most accesible road.
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