Tuesday, July 10, 2012

GE9023-FUNDAMENTALS OF NANOSCIENCE- ANNA UNIVERSITY SYLLABUS IT


GE9023-FUNDAMENTALS OF NANOSCIENCE- ANNA UNIVERSITY SYLLABUS IT


GE9023                    FUNDAMENTALS OF NANOSCIENCE                       L T P C
3 0 0  3
AIM:
To make the Students understand the importance, relevance and potentialities of this emerging field of study

OBJECTIVES:
·    Study the basic nano technology and Nanoscience.
·    Understand interdisciplinary nature of this field
·    Understand  the important role of physics, chemistry, biology
·       Recognize that the rules of nano science andfudamentally different than those we experience
·    Study the basic fabrication strategies of nano science

UNIT I             INTRODUCTION                                                                                     10
Nanoscale Science and Technology- Implications for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Engineering-Classifications of nanostructured materials- nano particles- quantum dots, nanowires-ultra-thinfilms-multilayered materials. Length Scales involved and effect on properties:  Mechanical,  Electronic,  OpticalMagnetic  and Thermal  properties. Introduction to properties and motivation for study (qualitative only)

UNIT II            PREPARATION METHODS                                                                      10
Bottom-up Synthesis-Top-down Approach: Precipitation, Mechanical Milling, Colloidal routes, Self-assembly, Vapour phase deposition, MOCVD, Sputtering, Evaporation, Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Atomic Layer Epitaxy, MOMBE.

UNIT III           PATTERNING AND LITHOGRAPHY FOR NANOSCALE DEVICES      5
Introduction   t optical/UV   electro bea an X-ray   Lithography   systems   and processes,  Wet  etching,  dry  (Plasma  /reactive  ion)  etching,  Etch  resists-dip  pen lithography

UNIT IV           PREPARATION ENVIRONMENTS                                                          10
Clean rooms: specifications and design, air and water purity, requirements for particular processes,  Vibration  free  environments Services  and  facilities  required.  Working practices,  sample  cleaning,  Chemical  purification,  chemical  anbiological contamination, Safety issues, flammable and toxic hazards, biohazards.

UNIT V            CHARECTERISATION  TECHNIQUES                                                    10
X-ray diffraction technique, Scanning Electron Microscopy - environmental  techniques, Transmission Electron Microscopy including high-resolution imaging, Surface Analysis techniques- AFM, SPM, STM, SNOM, ESCA, SIMS-Nanoindentation




TEXT BOOKS:


TOTAL:45 PERIODS


1.  A.S. Edelstein and R.C. Cammearata, eds., Nanomaterials:  Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol and Philadelphia, 1996.
2.   N John Dinardo, Nanoscale charecterisation of surfaces & Interfaces, 2nd Edition, Weinheim Cambridge, Wiley-VCH, 2000

REFERENCES:
1.  G Timp (Editor), Nanotechnology, AIP press/Springer, 1999
2. Akhlesh Lakhtakia (Editor), “The Hand Book of Nano Technology,Nanometer Structure, Theory, Modeling and SimulationsPrentice-Hall of India (P) Ltd, New Delhi, 2007.


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