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Fundamentals of Nanomaterials
Introduction to Nanomaterials, Definition of Nano, Atomic Structure and atomic size, significance of nano material over micro/macro, size dependent properties.
Material structure and the Nano-surface
Importance of surface at Nanoscale, Significance of Particle shape and Size in Nanomaterials, Surface to Volume Ratio, Particle orientation.
Practice 1: Polarization of light
Energy at the Nanoscale
Surface energy, surface energy of Liquids, surface energy of solids, Surface energy of crystallographic planes in fcc & bcc, surface energy minimization mechanism.
Practice 2: Surface tension of liquid
Zero Dimensional: Nano particles through homogenous nucleation; Nano particles through heterogeneous nucleation, Quantum Dots; One Dimensional: Nano wires and nano rods, Two dimensional: Fundamentals of film growth; Carbon Nanotubes. hierarchal structure, Quantum size effect and scaling law
Practice 3: Particle/wave nature of particle
Practice 4: Quantum dot
Practice 5: Quantum tunneling
Classical equilibrium in thermodynamics, Nano Thermodynamics, Modern Nano Thermodynamics,Thermodynamics of surfaces: surface and interfacial energy, uses of Wulff plot.
Practice 6: Seebeck effect
Chemical interaction at the Nanoscale
Long range and short range order forces, electrostatic forces, hydrogen bonding, Vanderwaal forces, hydrophobic forces
Essentials of nanoscience in diverse Emerging area
Nano-electromechanical systems, Nano sensors, Nano Optics, Nano-electronics, Nano medicine, environmental, health and safety issues.
Dr Prasanta Kumar Rath has done his M.Sc in Physics having Nuclear Physics Special from Sambalpur University, Odisha, He has done his PhD in Experimental Nuclear Physics from The MSU, Baroda in Collaboration with BARC & TIFR , Mumbai under the guidance of Prof. N.L.Singh and Dr S. Santra. He has also obtained his Postdoc experience from INFN , Italy. His research area focuses on Experimental Nuclear Physics, Nuclear radiation detectors, Accelerator Physics.