This course will familiarize the student to the science related to various phenomena observed at the nanoscale. Following an introduction to the basic ideas of nanoscience and nanotechnology, several examples will be discussed which highlight the impact of nanoscale on various properties of technological interest. Technologies built on these phenomena will be discussed.
INTENDED AUDIENCE: Engineering and Science students at the UG and PG levelPREREQUISITES: First two years of undergraduate course of Engineering (Introductory, undergraduate level Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics)
INDUSTRY SUPPORT: None
COURSE LAYOUT Week 1: Introduction, History of nanomaterials Top down approach, bottom up approach to synthesize nanomaterialsWeek 2: Thermodynamic considerations
Week 3: Inverse Hall Petch relationshipWeek 4: Optical effectsWeek 5: Superplasticity
Week 6: Magnetic effects, Ferroelectric effects at nanoscale
Week 7: Severe Plastic Deformation
Week 8: Nanocomposites, bulk nanoscale structures