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PHY6006 Nanomaterials and its Applications

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Course Pre- None
Expected Students will be familiar about concepts of nanomaterials and improve their knowledge in
Outcome / synthesis methods and characterization for further advanced research studies.
Objectives To understand the basic concepts of Nanotechnology
To have an in depth knowledge about Nanomaterials and their synthesis
To be familiar with the properties of Nanomaterials and their applications
Module Topics L. Hrs SLO
1 Introduction to nanomaterials: Overview of Nanotechnology, 4 1,2
Quantum effect, Nanotechnology in nature. Properties:
Physical(Optical, mechanical, dielelectric, photocatalytic,
magnetic properties), Chemical and biological properties of
nanomaterials, Effects on structure, ionization potential, melting
point, and heat capacity, Electronic structure at nanoscale,
Magnetism at Nanoscale
2 Types of Nanomaterials: Carbon based materials (nanotubes and 4 3,4
fullerene), metal based materials (quantum dots, nanogold, metal
oxide), Nanocomposites, nanoporous materials and Dendrimers
3 Nanomaterials synthesis: Physical approaches:- CVD, PVD, 6 5,6,7
Molecular beam epitaxy, Vapor (solution) liquid-solid growth
(VLS or SLS), mechanical milling, Inert gas condensation
technique, spray pyrolysis, lithography technique.
4 Chemical approaches: Self-assembly, self-assembled monolayers 5 4,5,7
(SAMs), Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films, organic block
copolymers, emulsion polymerization, template based synthesis,
and confined nucleation and/or growth.
5 Biomimetic Approaches: polymer matrix isolation, and surface- 7 4
templated nucleation and/or crystallization.
Electrochemical Approaches: Anodic oxidation of alumina films,
porous silicon, and pulsed electrochemical deposition
6 Characterizations Techniques: (Structural, Morphological and 7 5,8
Thermal studies): X-ray diffraction (XRD): (Powder and single
crystal diffraction), Thermal analysis (DTA-TGA), Spectroscopic
studies(FTIR and NMR), Microscopic studies(SEM,TEM and
7 Characterizations Techniques: (Electrical, Magnetic and Optical 10 5,8,9,10,11
studies):- Electrical studies(Dielectric studies and Four probe
method), Magnetic studies(VSM and SQUID) and Mechanical
studies (Nano indentation), UV-vis spectroscopy (liquid and solid
Nanomaterials Applications: Energy storage and generation,
Molecular Electronics and Nanoelectronics,, Nanosensors,
Catalysts, Biological Applications, Carbon Nanotube,
Nanophotonics, Green nanotechnology.
8 Talk by Industrial / External Expert 2 9,10,11
Total Lecture Hours 45

Text Books:
1. Charles P. Poole and Frank J. Owens, “Introduction to Nanotechnology”, John Wiley and Sons, New
Delhi, 2003
2. Cao Guozhong, “Nanostructures and nanomaterials: Synthesis, properties and applications”, Imperial
college press, 2007
3. Carl.C.Koch, “Nanostructured materials, processing, properties and applications, NFL publications, 2007
4. C.N.R.Rao, P.J.Thomas and U.Kulkarni Nanomaterials: Synthesis, properties and applications, 5.
Springer Verlag ( 2007)
6. Guozhong Cao, Ying Wang, Nanostructures and Nanomaterials, 2nd Edison, Imperial College Press in
7. Zhen Guo, Li Tan, Fundamentals and Applications of Nanomaterials, Artech house, 2009
1. T. Pradeep, Nano: The Essentials Understanding Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, New Delhi, 2007,
reprinted, McGraw Hill Education, New Delhi 2010
2. R.Vajtai,Handbook of nanomaterials, Springer publications,Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013
3. Dieter Vollath,Nanomaterials: An Introduction to Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Wiley,2nd
4. B.Bhusha, D.Luo, S.R.Schricker, W. Sigmund, S. Zauscher, Handbook of Nanomaterials Properties,
Springer publications, 2014

Compiled by :Prof. Shobana M. K., Asst. Prof. (sr), Physics