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.
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.
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.