Emerging Materials


Dr. Santosh Kumar Satpathy


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Course Name : Emerging Materials

Code(Credit) : CUTM1407(3-0-1)

Course Objectives

  • Efficient to understand materials and materials properties
  • Develop their confidence on self driven experimental materials research
  • Able to work in research and industrial set up on material research
  • understanding of materials behavior, or conceived, designed, and realized useful products and technology

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to describe the structure of emerging materials at the molecular, microscopic, and macroscopic scales.
  • To acquaint the student with common manufacturing processes and recent technological developments that are used in creating products.
  • To promote an understanding of the relationship between material structure, processing and properties.

Course Syllabus

Module I

Classification of Materials: Classification of materials: Conductor, Semiconductor, Insulator, Superconductor, Ceramics

Module II

Carbon Nanoscience: Carbon allotropes(Basic),  new carbon structures, Carbon Nanotube ( CNT), Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT), Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT), Carbon fiber


Advanced Carbon Materials and Technology

Module III

Graphene Science: Introduction of Graphene, Graphene Reinforced Metal (aluminum) composites, From a Graphene Sheet to a Nanotube -Archiral and Chiral Nanotubes, Graphene Reinforced Non-Metal (aluminum oxide) composites


Graphene for industrial applications

Module IV

Synthesis Techniques: CNT: Arc discharge, Laser ablation, Chemical vapor deposition (CVD), Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD)

Graphene:Mechanical exfoliation, Hummers’ method, Chemical vapour deposition


Method of preparation of Graphene

Module V

Properties of Carbon Nanotubes: Mechanical, Electronic, and Optical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene, Raman Spectroscopy of Carbon Nanotubes, Absorption Spectroscopy of Carbon Nanotubes, Transmission Electron Microscopic (TEM) of Carbon Nanotubes.


Study of the XRD of CNT through MS Studio

Module VI

Application of nanostructured graphene: carbon material for energy storage, hydrogen storage in carbon nanotubes, Role of carbon nanotubes in the battery (electrodes), Supercapacitor


Application of CNT and Graphene in developing advanced electrodes used in Li ion battery

Module VII

Other Advanced Materials: High-temperature material,  Bulletproof,  material Amorphous Materials, Nano Quasicrystals


Material for high temperature and bulletproof applications

Session 10

Assignment 1 (2 hours)

Advanced carbon materials and technology


Session 13

Session 16

Assignment 2 (2 hours)

Describe the structure of carbon from graphene to nanotubes

Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVXR-6N6eeQ&t=160s

Session 22

Assignment 3 (2 hours)

Method of preparation for Graphene

Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2jR0YyGW0k

Session 23

Raman  Spectroscopy of Carbon Nanotubes

Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90EUMBiyx2Y


Session 24

Session 31

Session 36

Assignment 6 (2 hours)

Material for high temperature and bullet proof applications


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    Ph.D. (Topic: Effect on Electrical Properties of Rare Earth Doped BiFeO3– PbZrO3) from Sambalpur University with the collaboration of Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute, Kolkata is presently Assistant Professor at Department of Physics, School of Applied Sciences, CUTM, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. I have guided 6 M.Phil students (6 completed ) and 2 PhD student […]