OML353 Syllabus - Nanomaterials And Applications - 2021 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

OML353 Syllabus - Nanomaterials And Applications - 2021 Regulation - Open Elective | Anna University

OML353

NANOMATERIALS AND APPLICATIONS

 L T P C

3003

COURSE OBJECTIVES: The main learning objective of this course is to prepare the students for:
1. Understanding the evolution of nanomaterials in the scientific era and make them to understand different types of nanomaterials for the future engineering applications
2. Gaining knowledge on dimensionality effects on different properties of nanomaterials
3. Getting acquainted with the different processing techniques employed for fabricating nanomaterials
4. Having knowledge on the different characterisation techniques employed to characterise the nanomaterials
5. Acquiring knowledge on different applications of nanomaterials in different disciplines of engineering.

UNIT I

NANOMATERIALS

9

Introduction, Classification: 0D, 1D, 2D, 3D nanomaterials and nano-composites, their mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic properties; Nanomaterials versus bulk materials.

UNIT II

THERMODYNAMICS & KINETICS OF NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS

9

Size and interface/interphase effects, interfacial thermodynamics, phase diagrams, diffusivity, grain growth, and thermal stability of nanomaterials.


UNIT III

PROCESSING

9

Bottom-up and top-down approaches for the synthesis of nanomaterials, mechanical alloying, chemical routes, severe plastic deformation, and electrical wire explosion technique.

UNIT IV

STRUCTURAL CHARACTERISTICS

9

Principles of emerging nanoscale X-ray techniques such as small angle X-ray scattering and X-ray absorption fine structure (XAFS), electron and neutron diffraction techniques and their application to nanomaterials; SPM, Nanoindentation, Grain size, phase formation, texture, stress analysis

UNIT V

APPLICATIONS

9

Applications of nanoparticles, quantum dots, nanotubes, nanowires, nanocoatings; applications in electronic, electrical and medical industries

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

COURSE OUTCOMES: After completion of this course, the students will be able to
1. Evaluate nanomaterials and understand the different types of nanomaterials
2. Recognise the effects of dimensionality of materials on the properties
3. Process different nanomaterials and use them in engineering applications
4. Use appropriate techniques for characterising nanomaterials
5. Identify and use different nanomaterials for applications in different engineering fields.

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Bhusan, Bharat (Ed), “Springer Handbook of Nanotechnology”, 2nd edition, 2007.
2. Carl C. Koch (ed.), NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS, Processing, Properties and Potential Applications, NOYES PUBLICATIONS, Norwich, New York, U.S.A.

REFERENCES:
1. Poole C.P, and Owens F.J., Introduction to Nanotechnology, John Wiley 2003
2. Nalwa H.S., Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, American Scientific Publishers 2004
3. Zehetbauer M.J. and Zhu Y.T., Bulk Nanostructured Materials, Wiley 2008
4. Wang Z.L., Characterization of Nanophase Materials, Wiley 2000
5. Gutkin Y., Ovid’ko I.A. and Gutkin M., Plastic Deformation in Nanocrystalline Materials, Springer 2004

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