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Nano Technology (Elective) - F 4823

 

Category

Scheme of Instruction

Scheme of Examination

Credits

Periods per week

Duration in hr.

Maximum Marks

Lectures

Tutorials

Drawing/

Practical

Sessionals

End Exam

Total

IE

3

1

-

4

40

60

100

4

 

Introduction

Evolution of science and technology, Introduction to Nanotechnology, Nanotechnology-Definition, Difference between Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Feynman predictions on Nanotechnology, Moore’s law, Bottom up and top down approaches, challenges in Nanotechnology . 

Nano materials, Synthesis and processing of nano materials

History of materials, Nanomaterials-Definition, Classification of Nanostructured materials, causes of interest in nanomaterials, some present and future applications of nanomaterials.  Processes for producing ultrafine powders-mechanical grinding, wet chemical synthesis of nanomaterials. Gas phase synthesis of nano materials, gas condensation processes, chemical vapour condensation, laser ablation. 

Special nanomaterials, characterization and tools

Carbon nanotubes, nano composites, nano fluids-An overview over preparation, properties, applications. Electron Microscopy Techniques: Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Scanning Probe Microscopy– X ray methods –Fluorescence                                   

Nanoelectronics                                                                                    

Introduction – micro,nano fabrication: Optical lithography, Electron beam lithography, Atomic lithography, Molecular beam epitaxy, MEMS, NEMS –An introduction. 

 

Books 

  1. Nano materials by J.Dutta & H.Hofman.
  2. Nano structures & Nano materials by Guozhong cao, Imperial college press.
  3. Micro manufacturing and Nano Technology by N.P.Mahalik.
  4. Nano Technology by Mark Ratner & Danier Ratner, Prentice Hall
  5. Nano materials by A S Edelstein& R C Cammarata, Institute of physics publishing, Bristol and Philadelphia.