Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
(Credit Hours : 2 (2+ 0 + 0
Introduction to nanophysics and nanotechnology – scaling laws and limits to smallness; quantum nature of nanoworld; nano fabrication (top-down and bottom-up process); nanoscopy (electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy).
Properties and application of dielectric and metal nanostructures - individual nanoparticles and nanoclusters; nanostructured materials; carbon nanostructures; nano spin and nanomagnets.
Properties and application of semiconductor nanostructures - fabrication of semiconductor nanowires and quantum dots; electronic and optical properties (2D and 3D quantum confinement); optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures (local probe techniques); quantum dots nanowire- and quantum-dot-based electronic and photonic devices.