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Nano Materials: Course Outline (PH-610)

Nanomaterials describe, in principle, materials of which a single unit is sized (in at least one dimension) between 1 and 1000 nanometres.

Course Outline

  • Nanometer how big and small.
  • Materials at nano scale.
  • Particle size versus surface area.
  • Carbon Graphite oxide.
  • Diamond.
  • Fullerences. 
  • Graphene.
  • Carbon Nano tubes. 
  • Properties and types CNT’s. 
  • Growth and applications of CNT’s. 
  • Nano materials natural and manmade. 
  • Semiconductor nano particles.
  • Ceramic nano particles.
  • Metal nano physics.
  • Polymers and composites. 
  • Nano fabrication.
  • Top down and bottom up approach. 
  • Nano scale characterization techniques. 
  • Structure of atoms.
  • Types of bonds and bonding in metals. 
  • Ionic Bond.
  • Covalent Bond. 
  • Metallic bond. 
  • Crystal structure And crystal Geometry. 
  • Imperfections in Crystals.
  • Grain boundaries.
  • Dislocations.
  • Stacking faults. 
  • Frenkel and schottky disorder. 
  • Annealing.
  • Nanomaterials and nanostructures. 
  • Properties of nanomaterials.
  • Electronic, Magnetic.
  • Optical and mechanical. 
  • Synthesis of nanomaterials. 
  • Mechanical grinding.
  • Gas phase synthesis. 
  • Sputtering.
  • Saser ablation. 
  • Properties of nanomaterials.
  • Applications areas of nanomaterials. 
  • Environmental applications.
  • Biological applications nanostructured gas sensors. 
  • Environmental sensors and monitoring.
  • Soil remediation.
  • Water treatment. 
  • Air purification.

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