COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Chemistry of Advanced Materials
Course Code: 
15CHY234
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Chemistry of Advanced Materials' is a course offered for the B. Tech. programs at the School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Chemistry of Engineering Plastics : Preparation, properties and applications of ABS, polycarbonates, epoxy resins - polyamides - Nylon and Kevlar.

Chemistry of Carbon nanotubes : Introduction, carbon nanotubes - fabrication, structure, electrical properties – vibrational properties – mechanical properties – applications of carbon nanotubes.

Unit 2

Electron transfer studies in salt based conductors and magnets : Introduction - definitions and units - ferromagnets and ferrimagnets. One-dimensional conductors - quasi one and two-dimensional super conductor. Fullerides - paramagnetic conductors and superconductors. Electron transfer salt based ferromagnets: nitroxide, metallocene and ferric magnet-based ferromagnets - weak ferro magnets. Nanopore containment of magnetic particles - nanocarbon ferromagnets.

Unit 3

Functional electro active polymers : Conjugated polymers - synthesis, processing and doping of conjugated polymers: polyacetylene, polyaniline, polythiophene, poly (p-phenylenevinylene) - ionically conducting polymers - applications of conjugated polymers. Semi-conducting, poly ferrocene - photo resist optical fibers and sensors, photo chromic & thermo chromic materials.

Photochemistry in Electronics : Laws of absorption - quantum efficiency and quantum yield - florescence and phosphorescence – photosensitization.

High energy materials : Preparation, properties and application of ammonium nitrate (AN), NH4NO3, ammonium perchlorate (AP), NH4ClO4, ammonium dinitramide (AND), NH4N(NO2)2, hydrazinium nitroformate (HNF), N2H5C(NO2)3 etc.

  • Van Vlack, Lawrence H, “Elements of Material Science and Engineering”, 6th edition, New York Addison, Wesley, (1989).
  • Chawla S, “A Textbook of Engineering Chemistry”, Dhanpat Rai & Co, Delhi, (2001).
  • Mark Ratner and Daniel Ratner, ‘Nano technology - A gently introduction to the next big idea’, Pearson Education, (2003).
  • Interrante L. V. and Hampden Smith M.J, ‘Chemistry of Advanced Materials’, Wiley-VCH, (1988).