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Course Postgraduate
Semester Sem. I
Subject Code CHM615
Subject Title Nanoscience and Technology



Introduction- Size and shape dependent properties and their uniqueness; surface characteristics and stabilization; Quantum confinement; Zero dimensional, one dimensional and two dimensional nanostructures - Processing of  nanomaterials - down and bottom up approaches-metal nanoparticles, quantum dots, nanoclusters, carbon based nanomaterials, core-shells, organic, inorganic, hybrid nanomaterials, biomimetic nanomaterials. – Techniques for characterization and property evaluation- relevant applications- societal implications and risk factors


Detailed Version

General introduction and theory of nanomaterials- History of nanomaterials; Size and shape dependant properties and their uniqueness; Energy at nanoscale - surface characteristics and electrostatic and steric stabilization - Quantum confinement - zero dimensional, one dimensional and two dimensional nanostructures

Synthesis of  nanomaterials- Introduction to nanoparticle synthesis – top-down  and bottom up approaches - physical nanofabrication techniques (PVD, MBE, CVD, self-assembly, lithographic techniques etc.) and wet chemical methods for the synthesis of zero dimensional one dimensional and two dimensional  nanostructures-metal nanoparticles, quantum dots, nanoclusters, nanowires and rods, thin films

Functional nanomaterials- Synthesis, properties and applications of organic, inorganic, hybrid nanomaterials – core-shells, nanoshells, self-assembled nanostructures, superlattices, nanoceramics metallic, polymeric and ceramic nanocomposites, nanoporous materials, nanofluids, nanolayers and carbon based nano materials - Occurrence, production, purification, properties and applications of fullerene, carbon nanotube, graphene, carbon onion, nanodiamond and films, Biomimetic nanomaterials - introduction to biomimetics, mimicking mechanisms found in nature, synthesis and applications of bioinspired nanomaterials and  self-assemblies

Applications of nanomaterials- Application of nanomaterials in healthcare, biosenors, coatings environment, catalysis, agriculture, automotives, sensors, electronics, photonics, information technology, quantum computing, energy and aerospace sectors

Text Books

1.      K. J. Klabunde and R.M. Richards (Eds.), Nanoscale Materials in Chemistry, 2nd Edn., John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

2.      T. Pradeep, Nano: The Essentials, McGraw-Hill (India) Pvt Limited, 2008.

3.      Bharat Bhushan, (Ed.), Handbook of Nanotechnology, Springer, 2007.

4.      Carl C. Koch (Ed.), Nanostructured Materials: Processing Propertiesand Applications, William Andrew Inc., 2007.

5.      Anke Krueger, Carbon Materials and Nanotechnology, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2010.

6.      Cao, G., Nanostructures and Nanomaterials Synthesis, Properties, and Applications, Imperial College Press, 2004.

7.      Wang, Z. L., (Ed.), Characterization of nanophase materials, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2000.

8.      Garcia-Martinez, J., (Ed.), Nanotechnology for the Energy Challenge. Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, 2009.

9.      Goddard III W.A., et. al.,(Ed.), Handbook of Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology, Taylor & Francis Group, 2007.

10.  B.P.S. Chauhan (Ed), Hybrid Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications,Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2011.

11.  J. Lei andF.Lin, Bioinspired Intelligent Nanostructured Interfacial Materials, World Scientific Publishing Company, 2010.

12.  Challa S. S. R. Kumar (Ed.) Biomimetic and Bioinspired Nanomaterials, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2010.