Course details of EP 425 - Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Course Name Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Total Credits 6
Type T
Lecture 3
Tutorial 0
Practical 0
Selfstudy 0
Half Semester N
Prerequisite
Text Reference Poole C P and Owens F J, Introduction to Nanotechnology, Wiley-Interscience 2003. Cao G, Nanostructures and Nanomaterials: Synthesis, properties and applications, Imperial College Press 2004. Reich S, Thomsen C and Maultzsch J, Carbon Nanotubes Basic concepts and physical properties, Wiley-VCH 2004. Bohren C F and Huffman D R, Absorption and scattering of light by small particles, Wiley Interscience Paperback series, 1998. Gaponenko S V, Optical properties of semiconductor Nanocrystals, Cambridge University Press,1998.
Description Structure and bonding in Nanoparticles: Electronic structures in Bulk and Nanoclusters. Magic clusters; Magic number, Geometric structures, electronic structures. Theoretical modeling of nanoparticles: Fullerenes, Carbon Nanotubes and Graphenes. Free electrons in Bulk and Nanoparticles. Size and Dimensionality effects: Eelectronic energy bands in semiconductors; electron energy states in quantum confined systems. quantum wires, quantum dots; excitons in semiconductor particles and its size dependence. Absorption and Luminisence in nanoparticles. Electron transport and size scaling in nanoparticles. Size dependence of properties: Introduction to Mie theory with applications to nanoparticles; surface plasmons in noble metal nanoparticles, Magnetic nanoparticles, Superparamagnets. Mechanical properties and size scaling. Nanoparticles in Colloids.
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