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.
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).
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.