Diploma in Nano Science

Bharathiar University
In Coimbatore

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Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 641046., Tamil Nadu, India
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Diploma Paper I Advanced Experimental methods
Unit I High vacuum technology
Evaporation theory - different sources for evaporation - working principles of rotary and
diffusion pumps - cryogenic pumps - cryo sorption and getter pumps - vacuum materials
Unit I Elemental analysis method: Photon absorption method
Introduction - Schrödinger equation and its wave functions - transition probability -
photoelectric effect via square well approximation - Fermi's Golden rule - x ray absorption -
EXAFS - theory of x ray photo electron spectroscopy
Unit III Elemental analysis: Secondary ion mass spectrometry method
Introduction - sputtering by ion bombardment - Nuclear energy loss - sputtering yield - SIMS -
depth profile; channelling in single crystal solids - lattice location of impurity crystals - surface
interaction and surface peak
Unit IV Spectroscopic methods
Interaction of light with nano systems - absorbance, surface plasma excitation - size dependent
photoluminescence and particle size determination - Neutron and x ray diffraction methods for
nano particles - Debye Scherer formula - calculation of particle size, stress and strain.
Diploma Paper II Fundamentals of Nanoscience
Unit I Basic atomic and quantum theory
Atomic theory - quantization of atomic orbital - electronic spectra -- matter and wave concepts
- elementary quantum concepts - simple wave equations and their solutions - particle in a box
problem - tunnel effect - experimental fabrication of quantum wells
Unit II Basics of Nanotechnology I
Background to Nanotechnology - scientific revolutions - types of nanotechnology and
nanomachines - atomic structure molecules & phases - molecular and atomic size - surfaces and
dimensional space - top down and bottom up approaches of Nanoscale formation
Unit III Basics of Nanotechnology II
Basic problems and limitations - opportunities at the Nanoscale - time and length scale in
structures - energy landscapes - basic intermolecular forces - evaluation of band structures
Fermi surfaces
Unit IV Nanostructures and their properties
Definition of nano systems - dimensionality and size dependent phenomena in Quantum dots,
and Quantum wires - size dependent variation in magnetic, electronic transport properties
Reference books:
1. Introduction to Nanotechnology by C. P. Pool. Jr. and F. J. Owens
John Wiley & Sons
2. Modern Physics by Beiser
3. Nanotechnolgy basic science and emerging technologies - Mick Wilson, Kamali Kannangara,
Geoff Smith, Michelle Simmons, Burkhard Raguse, Overseas Press (2005).
4. Understanding Nanotechnology, by Scientific American publishers (American Warner Books
Diploma Paper III Synthesis and application of Nanomaterials
Unit I Nano patterns and epitaxial methods
Basics of micro fabrication - Nano fabrication using soft lithography and other methods - laser
based micro and nano fabrication; Epitaxial way to prepare nanostructures Molecular beam
Epitaxy and Metal Organic Chemical Vapour Phase Epitaxy of III-V compounds and their
heterostructures -Modulation doping - 2DEG layer formation - SK growth mechanism of
quantum dots
Unit II Chemical way to prepare nanomaterials
Nanoparticles through homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation - Synthesis of
semiconducting, metallic and oxide Nanoparticles - Kinetically confined Nanoparticles -Coreshell
Nanoparticles - Nanowire/Nanorods by evaporation/Condensation growth methods - VLS
growth method - Template based synthesis - Various assembling methods
Unit III Heterodevices and future challenges
Moors law and its implications - basics of high field effect transistors - CMOS technology - long
and short channel effects in MOSFET - Processing limitations to miniaturization; Single electron
transistors - quantum dot memory devices - Basics of Nano machines and Nano devices
Unit IV Optoelectronic and biological applications
Quantum dot IR photo detectors - quantum dot lasers - synthesis of zinc oxide nanomaterials and
its application - synthesis of group three nitride nanostructures and their applications - SK
growth of germanium dots on silicon and its application. Nanotechnology for Cancer Research
and Therapy: antibodies and their use in nano based drug delivery and imaging - Tumour
targeted Drug Delivery
1. Preparation of Nano Particles by Chemical Mehthod
2. Preparation of Nano Materials by Vacuum Coating Unit.
3. Preparation of Nano Particles by Ball Milling Method
4. Characterization of Size of Nano Particles
5. Characterization of Nano Particles by using LCR Bridge
6. Simulations of Bio Nanobulas.

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