Microstructure & Mechanical properties of Nano-structures

Course Name: 

Microstructure & Mechanical properties of Nano-structures (NT759)


M.Tech. in Nanotechnology




Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3

Course modules and teaching hours: 

The phenomenological, mechanistic and micro-structural aspects of the mechanical properties of materials are developed, with particular emphasis on the similarities and differences among various material systems including metals, ceramics and polymers. Phenomenological aspects of the three-dimensional characteristics of stress and strain, various yield criteria, elastic behavior, viscoelastic behavior, plastic behavior, statistical aspects of brittle fracture and fracture mechanics are presented. Mechanistic and micro-structural topics include edge and screw
dislocation behavior, slip systems, critical resolved shear stress, dislocation multiplication and interactions, barriers to motion, polymer chain conformation and entropy.


C. P. Poole and F. J. Owens, Introduction to Nanotechnology, Wiley Interscience 2003.
H. G.Rubahn, Basics of Nanotechnology, Wiley-VCH, 3rd ed., 2008.
Dieter Vollath, Nanomaterials: An introduction to synthesis, properties & applications, Wiley-VCH, 2008.
G. L. Hornyak, J. J. Moores, H. F. Tibbals and J. Dutta, Fundamentals of Nanotechnology, CRC Press, 2009.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Contact us

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

Contact details for Placements and Interships

E.Mail: mme.placementcell@nitk.edu.in

Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P