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M.Sc. (Physics) | Curriculum | Subject: Physics of Nano Materials | Paper Code: 09020402

Subject: Physics of Nano Materials

Paper Code: 09020402

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Topic

 Learning Objective

Teaching Guidelines

Methodology

Time
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1

  • Definition of nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Novel combination of properties of materials of nanoscale
  • Device miniaturization, Functional enhancement
  • Nanoparticles as super atoms, Size dependence on melting point, Size dependence on vapour pressure, Nucleation,
  • Size dependence on Chemical reactivity, Intermolecular interactions, Size dependence on Surface tension of solid surfaces
  • Wetting-dewetting of rough and chemically inhomogeneous surfaces
  • Quantum confinement & energy levels, Band structure
  • Density of states in 0D, 1D, 2D & 3D materials
  • Quantum dots, wires, & wells
  • Parabolic, triangular, cylindrical & spherical wells
  • Quantum corral, Band gap engineering
  • Heterostructures& superlattices
  • 2D electron gas, Effective mass in heterostructures.
Students will be introduced to nanomaterials and electronic structure of nanomaterials. To Cover types of nanomaterials, size dependence of properties, energy levels, band structure, density of states and effective mass in hetero structures. Black board teaching

Online lectures

Power point presentations

12

2

  • Nanoparticles – comminution & dispersion, Nucleation & growth, Ultra thin coatings
  • Molecular beam epitaxy Atomic layer deposition
  • Self-assembly of monolayers, Langmuir Blodgett films
  • Thermodynamics of self-organization, Crystallization and super molecular interactions
  • Top down and bottom up approaches to nanofabrication
  • Optical & electron beam lithography
  • Dip pen lithography, Focussed ion beam technique
  • Thin films deposition, Evaporation, Sputtering
  • Electrode position and sol Gel Technique
  • Plasma assisted chemical vapour deposition.
Students will be able to discuss the growth procedure of nanoparticles and different techniques to produce them. To cover the basic ideas and experimental set ups of different techniques. Black board teaching

Online lectures

Power point presentations

10

3

  • Contact &Non contact methods of surface characterization
  • AFM
  • STM
  • Near field microscopy
  • Ellipsometry
  • Surface plasma resonance techniques
  • Electron spectroscopy techniques AES
  • XPS, SIMS
The students will be able to learn about electron microscopy techniques, ellipsometry and Electron spectroscopy techniques and their applications in material characterization To cover construction, working principle and application of different technique. Black board teaching

Online lectures

Power point presentations

8

4

  • Carbon based nanomaterials, Carbon nanotubes, Fullerens, Graphene
  • Metal matrix composites, Polymers- electroactive material blends
  • Semiconductor Nanoparticles, Nanowires, Nanoribbon and nanospring.
  • Issues of miniaturization, Digital information processing, Quantum computing
  • Ballistic transport, Coulomb blockade
  • Single electron devices, Molecular electronic devices
  • Coupled quantum dots, Spintronics, Ultra-sensitive magnetic sensors
  • Spin dependent transistors, Photonic devices
  • Mechanical and Fluidic devices
  • Chemical and bio-chemical sensors, Energy conversion devices.
Students will be able to learn Carbon based Nanomaterials and devices based on nanomaterials. To cover different types of nanomaterials based upon carbon, Semiconductor nanoparticles, different phenomena involved in these materials and their applications to device fabrication. Black board teaching

Online lectures

Power point presentations

10

Admission 2017