Synthesis Techniques for Nanomaterials

Course Name: 

Synthesis Techniques for Nanomaterials (NT702)


M.Tech. in Nanotechnology




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4


Physical Methods: Inert gas condensation, Arc discharge, RF-plasma, Plasma arc technique, Ion sputtering, Laser ablation, Laser pyrolysis, Ball Milling, Molecular beam epitaxy, Chemical vapour deposition method and other variants, Electrodeposition. Chemical Methods: Metal nanocrystals by reduction, Solvothermal synthesis, Photochemical synthesis, Electrochemical synthesis, Nanocrystals of semiconductors and other materials by arrested precipitation, Thermolysis routes, Sonochemical routes, Liquid-liquid interface, Hybrid methods, Solvated metal atom dispersion, Post-synthetic size-selective processing. Sol- gel, Micelles and microemulsions, Cluster compounds. Biological Methods: Use of bacteria, fungi, Actinomycetes for nanoparticle synthesis, Magnetotactic bacteria for natural synthesis of magnetic nanoparticles; Mechanism of formation; Viruses as components for the formation of nanostructured materials; Synthesis process and application, Role of plants in nanoparticle synthesis. Lithographic Techniques: AFM based nanolithography and nanomanipulation, E-beam lithography and SEM based nanolithography and nanomanipulation, Ion beam lithography, oxidation and metallization. Deep UV lithography, X-ray based lithography.


H. S. Nalwa - Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, 2011.
Leon L. Shaw(Ed), Processing & properties of structural nanomaterials, 2010.
C. N. R. Rao, Achim Muller and A. K. Cheetham, The Chemistry of Nanomaterials,Vol I & II, Wiley VCH, 2004.
G. Cao, Nanostructures & Nanomaterials Synthesis, Properties & Applications, Imperial College Press, 2004


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
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