EC8075 - NANOTECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS (Syllabus) 2017-regulation Anna University

EC8075 - NANOTECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS (Syllabus) 2017-regulation Anna University

EC8075

NANOTECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS

 LPTC

3003

OBJECTIVES:
• To provide a broad view of the nascent field of nanoscience and nanotechnology to undergraduates
• To explore the basics of nanomaterial synthesis and characterization.
• To introduce the applications of nanotechnology

UNIT I

INTRODUCTION TO NANOTECHNOLOGY

9

Basic Structure of Nanoparticles- Kinetics in Nanostructured Materials- Zero dimensional, size and shape of nanoparticles; one-dimensional and two dimensional nanostructures- clusters of metals and semiconductors, bio nano-particles.

UNIT II

FABRICATION AND CHARACTERIZATION OF NANOMATERIALS

9

Types of Nanomaterials (Quantum dots, Nanoparticles, Nanocrystals, Dendrimers, Buckyballs, Nanotubes); Gas, liquid, and solid –phase synthesis of nanomaterials; Lithography techniques (Photolithography, Dip-pen and Electron beam lithography); Thin film deposition; Electrospinning. Bio-synthesis of nanomaterials.


UNIT III

PROPERTIES AND MEASUREMENT OF NANOMATERIALS

9

Optical Properties: Absorption, Fluorescence, and Resonance; Methods for the measurement of nanomaterials; Microscopy measurements: SEM, TEM, AFM and STM. Confocal and TIRF imaging.

UNIT IV

NANO STRUCTURES

9

Carbon Nanotubes, Fullerenes, Nanowires, Quantum Dots. Applications of nanostructures. Reinforcement in Ceramics, Drug delivery, Giant magnetoresistance, etc. Cells response to Nanostructures.

UNIT V

APPLICATIONS OF NANOTECHNOLOGY

9

Nano electronics, Nano sensors, Nanotechnology in Diagnostics applications, Environmental and Agricultural Applications of nanotechnology, Nano technology for energy systems

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES: At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
• Describe the basic science behind the properties of materials.
• Interpret the creation, characterization, and manipulation of nanoscale materials.
• Comprehend the exciting applications of nanotechnology at the leading edge of scientific research
• Apply their knowledge of nanotechnology to identify how they can be exploited for new applications.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology by Bharat Bhushan 2004.(Unit I – V)
2. Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology - Hari Singh Nalwa 2004. (Unit I – V)

REFERENCES:
1. Nanomaterials, Nanotechnologies and Design: an Introduction to Engineers and Architects, D. Michael Ashby, Paulo Ferreira, Daniel L. Schodek, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009.
2. Handbook of Nanophase and Nanostructured Materials (in four volumes), Eds: Z.L. Wang, Y. Liu, Z. Zhang, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, 2003.
3. Handbook of Nanoceramics and their Based Nanodevices (Vol. 2) Edited by Tseung-Yuen Tseng and Hari Singh Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers.

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