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  • 10:55 PM, Saturday, 25 Jan 2020

Course Postgraduate
Semester Sem. I
Subject Code CHM633
Subject Title Lab II: Materials Synthesis and Characterization


1. Synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials
a. Sol-gel synthesis: TiO2
b. Polymer substrate: Ag@PVP
c. Metallic nanoparticles: Ag@citrate and Au@citrate
d. CdS quantum dots
e. Graphene by Hammer’s method
f. Functionalisation of CNT’s
2. Synthesis and characterization of soft nanostructures from self-assembled molecules
3. Template based synthesis of nickel nanowires and characterization using optical & atomic force microscopy
4. Nanocomposite (nanoclay based systems & functionalized CNTs)
5. Surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)- Detection of Rhodamine 6G using Ag nanoparticle as SERS substrate
6. Evaluations of structure-property relationship in polymers: Analysis includes: molecular weight determination, viscosity, rheology, TGA, DMA and mechanical properties of at least four polymers
7. Determination of kinetics of spherulite growth using polarized optical microscope
8. Determination of powder dispersion using zeta potential measurement
9. Electrical conductivity measurement of polymers using electrochemical workstation
10. Diffusion and gas permeability measurement of polymer films
11. Powder synthesis: XRD characterisation, particle size, surface area analysis
12. Dependency of molecular weight of a polymer with different initiator concentration: establishment of square root law
13. Reactivity ratio of co-monomers: Fineman-Ross method
14. Kinetics of acid catalyzed poly esterification


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