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Fundamentals of NanoScience


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Course Description • Familiar with the history associated with the development of the field of nano science. • Familiar with the key technological advances which facilitated the advancement of the field. • Understand the underlying reasons for the unique properties associated with nano materials. • Understand the current and potential applications of these materials in the various areas of biomedicine, biotechnology, materials science, electronics, photonics, agriculture, energy production, enhanced catalysis, biosensors and micro fluidics. • Familiar with the instrumentation and technologies currently utilized to manipulate and fabricate a variety of nano materials currently in use or under investigation. Learning Outcomes • Will familiarize about the science of nano materials • Will demonstrate the preparation of nano materials • Will develop knowledge in characteristic nano materials.

Course Study Materials

Module 1 : Introduction to Nanoscience

  • 1.1 Introduction - Nano-scale Science and Technology

  • 1.2 Implication for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Engineering

  • 1.3 Classifications of nano-structured materials - nano particles - quantum dots

  • 1.4 Length Scales involved and effect on properties Mechanical

  • 1.5 Introduction to properties and motivation for study

  • Introduction to Nanoscience - Assessment

    5 Questions

Module 2 : Preparation Methods

  • 2.1 Preparation Methods Bottom-up Synthesis -Top-down Approach

  • 2.2 Precipitation - Mechanical Milling

  • 2.3 Colloidal Routes - Self Assembly

  • 2.4 Vapour phase deposition, MOCVD, Sputtering, Evaporation

  • 2.5 Molecular beam Epitaxy, Liquid Phase Epitaxy (LPE) - MOMBE

  • Preparation Methods - Assessment

    5 Questions

Module 3 : Patterning And Lithography

  • 3.1 Patterning And Lithography For Nano scale Devices

  • 3.2 X-ray Lithography systems and processes

  • 3.3 Wet etching - Dry (Plasma Reactive Ion) Etching

  • 3.4 Etch resists-dip pen lithography

  • Patterning and Lithography - Assessment

    5 Questions

Module 4 : Preparation Environments

  • 4.1 Preparation Environments Clean Rooms Specifications And Design

  • 4.2 Vibration free environments Services and facilities required

  • 4.3 Working Practices, Sample Cleaning, Chemical Purification

  • 4.4 Chemical And Biological Contamination, Safety Issues, Flammable

  • Preparation Environments - Assessment

    5 Questions

Module 5 : Characterization Techniques

  • 5.1 Characterization Techniques X-ray diffraction technique

  • 5.2 Scanning Electron Microscopy - Environmental Techniques

  • 5.3 Transmission Electron Microscopy Including High-Resolution Imaging

  • 5.4 Surface Analysis Techniques- AFM, SPM, STM, SNOM, ESCA

  • Characterisation Techniques - Assessment

    5 Questions


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Course starts on 01-08-2019

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