M. Tech. (Materials and Metallurgical Engineering):Nano-structured Materials

Thapar University
In Patiala

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  • Master
  • Patiala
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Patiala
Thapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India
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Course programme

First Semester

Structure and Properties of Materials
Mechanical Behaviour of Materials
Physical Metallurgy
Characterization and Testing of Materials
Research Methodology


Second Semester

Electro-magnetic Properties of Materials
Failure Analysis
Computational Methods for Materials using C-programming
Materials Processing


Third Semester

Seminar
Thesis (Starts)


Fourth Semester

Thesis (Cont…)


Nano-structured Materials

Introduction to Nanomaterials: Features of nanosystems, Characteristic length scales of materials and their properties, Density of states in 1-D, 2-D and 3-D bands, Variation of density of states and band gap with size of crystal.

Quantum Size Effect: Electron confinement in infinitely deep square well, Confinement in one dimensional well, Idea of quantum well structure, Formation of quantum well, Quantum dots and quantum wires.

Synthesis and Characterization on Nanoscale Materials: Cluster beam evaporation, Ion beam deposition chemical bath deposition with capping techniques and ball milling, Cluster assembly and mechanical attrition determination of particle size, Increase in width of XRD peaks of nanoparticles, Shift in photoluminescence peaks, Electron microscope, Raman microscopy and surface analysis.

Effect of Nanoscale on Properties: Fullerenes, Nanotubes and nanostructured carbon coatings, Nanostructured materials-nanoparticles, Nanomaterials nanocoatings and nanocomposites, Thin film chemical sensors-gas sensors, Vapour sensors and biosensors, Photonic crystals, Smart materials, Fuel and solar cells, Drug deliveries and optoelectronic devices.


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