Course Name: 

Nanocomposites (NT756)


M.Tech. in Nanotechnology




Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Introduction to nanocomposites, composite materials, mechanical properties of nanocomposite materials, stress strain relationship, toughness, strength, plasticity, cermic-metal nanocomposites, ceramic based nanoporous composites, metal matrix nanocomposites, polymer based nanocomposites, carbon nanotubes nanocomposites, natural nano-biocomposites, bio-mimetic nanocomposites and biologically inspired nanocomposites, nanocomposites for hard coatings, DLC coatings, thin film nanocomposites, modeling of nanocomposites, synthesis of various nanocomposite materials, Sputtering, mechanical alloying, sol-gel synthesis, thermal spray synthesis, nano-indentation, processing of polymer nanocomposites, properties of nanocomosites, salt infiltration, powder mixing, intrusion method, exfoliation and interaction, gel-casting impregnation techniques.


P. M. Ajayan, L. S. Schadler and P. V. Braun, Nanocomposite Science and Technology, Wiley-VCH, 2003.
C. P. Poole and F. J. Owens, Introduction to Nanotechnology, Wiley Interscience 2003.
H. S. Nalwa, Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology, 2004.
Chung; Deborah D. L., Composite Materials: Science and Applications, Spinger International Edition, Springer-Verlag, London (2004)-Indian Edition 2006.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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