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AP 508 INTRODUCTION TO NANOTECHNOLOGY                                                                                  (2L+0P) III

Objective
  To impart basic knowledge about nanoscience, properties of nanoparticles and their applications in biology

Theory

UNIT I
  General introduction: Basics of quantum mechanics, harmonic oscillator, magnetic phenomena, band structure in solids, Mössbauer effect and spectroscopy, optical phenomena, bond in solids, anisotropy.

UNIT II
  Nanostructures: growth of compound semiconductors, super lattices, self-assembled quantum dots, nano-particles, nano tubes and nano wires, fullerenes (buck balls, graphene). Nanofabrication and nano-patterning: Optical, X-ray, and electron beam lithography, self-assembled organic layers, process of synthesis of nano powders, electro deposition, important nano materials.

UNIT III
  Mechanical properties, magnetic properties, electrical properties, electronic conduction with nano particles, investigating and manipulating materials in the nanoscale: Electron microscopy, scanning probe microscopy, optical microscopy for nano science and technology, X-ray diffraction, scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy.

UNIT IV
  Nano-biology: Interaction between biomolecules and nano-particle surface, different types of inorganic materials used for the synthesis of hybrid nano-bio assemblies, application of nano in agriculture, current status of nano biotechnology, future perspectives of nanobiology, nanosensors.

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