Introduction to Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

Course Name: 

Introduction to Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (NT700)

Programme: 

M.Tech. in Nanotechnology

Semester: 

First

Category: 

Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4

Content: 

Miniaturization of devices, need for nanoparticles; Fundamentals of structure and energetic of nanomaterials; Size effects, surface energy; Thermodynamic laws governing equilibrium properties; Relating macroscopic behavior to molecular models of materials; Heat capacities, Phase transformation, Electronic properties, Magnetic properties, diffusion; Structure of nanocrystalline, crystalline and liquid crystalline states; Tensor properties of materials; Point, line and surface imperfections; Environmental impact; Real world examples such as materials for fuel cells/batteries, engineered materials, nano-electronic and nano-photonic devices, MEMS and NEMS devices, ionic and network solids, polymers and biomaterials.

References: 

C. P. Poole and F.J. Owens, Introduction to Nanotechnology, Wiley Interscience 2003.
C. N. R. Rao, Achim Muller and A.K. Cheetham, The Chemistry of Nanomaterials,Vol I & II, Wiley VCH, 2004.
B. Rogers, S.Pennathur and J.Adams, Nanotechnology: Understanding small systems, CRC Press, 2008.
A. Nouailhat, An instriduction to nanoscience and nanotechnology, John Wiley & Sons, 2008.
Dieter Vollath, Nanomaterials: An introduction to synthesis, properties & applications, Wiley-VCH, 2008.
T. Pradeep, Nano: The Essentials Uncerstanding Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Tata McGraw Hill
H. S. Nalwa, Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, ASP, 2011

Department: 

Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
 

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Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangalore - 575 025
Karnataka, India.

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