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Course Detail

Course Name Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Course Code 15CHE437
Program B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering
Year Taught 2019


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.

Text Books

  • 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)


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