COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Course Code: 
15CHE437
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Coimbatore

'Nanoscience and Nanotechnology' is an elective course offered in the B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.

Unit 1

Nanotechnology Fundamentals - Atomic structure, molecules and phases, surfaces, biosystems, metals, and other materials.

Molecular recognition, nanostructure preparation techniques, top-down and bottom up approach, self-assembly, nano manipulations – overview.

Familiar Nanostructures – SAMs, monolayer protected nanoparticles, quantum dots and core-shell nanoparticles, preparations, characterizations and applications.

Unit 2

Nano fabrication methods: Top-down approach – nanolithography techniques – dip pen, projection optical, e-beam, Extreme UV, proximity x-ray and MBE.

Bottom-up approach: self-assemblies – hydrogen bonded, biomimetic and dimensional nanoparticle arrays.

Carbon nanomaterials - Carbon nanotubes and fullerenes: Formation and properties of nanotubes, fullerenes, characterizations and their applications in electronics and energy storage.

Molecular switches –monomolecular in solutions, on surfaces (electron, pH and light driven switches).

Unit 3

Micro/ Nanoelectronics (Nanowires: transistors, LEDs, Lasers, photodetectors)

Nano-Bio Technology (Lipid and lipid templates, selfassembled monolayers, biological computing, Protein Engineering, biosensors, drug delivery, PDT), Social implications of nanotechnology.

  • Massimiliano Di Ventra, Stephane EvoyandJames R. Heflin‚ Jr, “Introduction to Nanoscale Science and Technology” Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004
  • T. Pradeep, Nano: The Essenstials / Understanding Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Tata Mcgraw Hill Publishing Company Limited, 2007
  • Cristian Contescu, Karol Putyera, DekkerEncyclopaedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2nd Edition, CRC Press Publications, 2009, ISBN 978 0 8493 9639 7 (six volume set)