Introduction to Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

Course Name: 

Introduction to Nanoscience & Nanotechnology (NT700)


M.Tech. in Nanotechnology




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-1-0) 4

Course modules and teaching hours: 

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.


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


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Contact us

Dr. Kumkum Banerjee, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

Contact details for Placements and Internships


Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P