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CHEMISTRY OF NANOMATERIALS

By Dr. Syamchand. S. S   |   University College, Thiruvananthapuram
Learners enrolled: 2336
Nanotechnology is a very important and fast-growing branch with multidisciplinary interface among all branches of science. The main feature of nanoscience is the control of matter on a nano scale. The physicochemical properties of the nanosized materials are entirely different from that of the bulk materials, which make their study more enthusiastic. 
          Most of our Universities incorporated nanomaterials and nanotechnology as part of the UG as well as PG curriculum. In this scenario the present course is developed as highly learner supportive program and it can clearly provide substantial knowledge in the area of nanomaterial science. 
          The principal objective of the course is to provide necessary and sufficient knowledge in the highly emerging area of nanomaterials and to develop genuine interest in that field. The course aims to provide information through a simple learner friendly strategy.

Summary
Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 15 weeks
Category :
  • Chemistry
Credit Points : 4
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 08 Jan 2024
End Date : 12 Apr 2024
Enrollment Ends : 29 Feb 2024
Exam Date : 18 May 2024 IST
Exam Shift :

Shift 2

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.


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Course layout

Weeks         Weekly Lecture Topics  (Module Titles)

1 Day 1 Module 1 : Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Day 2 Module 2 : Nanosystems in Nature
Day 3 Module 3 : Size Dependent Properties of Nanomaterials
Day 4 Interaction based on the three Modules covered 
Day 5 Deadline for submitting assignments 

2 Day 1 Module 4 : Synthesis of Nanomaterials: The top-down Approach
Day 2 Module 5 : Synthesis of nanomaterials: The bottom-up  approach
Day 3 Module 6 : Characterization of nanomaterials - An overview
Day 4 Interaction based on the three Modules covered 
Day 5 Deadline for submitting assignments 

3 Day 1 Module 7 : Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM)
Day 2 Module 8 : Transmission Electron Microscopy(TEM)
Day 3 Module 9 : Atomic Force Microscopy(AFM)
Day 4 Interaction based on the three Modules covered 
Day 5 Deadline for submitting assignments 

4 Day 1 Module 10 : Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)
Day 2 Module 11 : Photon Probe Characterization Methods
Day 3 Module 12 : Energy dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDAX) and Powder X-ray Diffraction
Day 4 Interaction based on the three Modules covered 
Day 5 Deadline for submitting assignments 

5 Day 1 Module 13 : UV-Visible Spectroscopy-Band gap determination
Day 2 Module 14 : Application of IR-Spectroscopy
Day 3 Module 15 : Metal Nanoparticles
Day 4 Interaction based on the three Modules covered 
Day 5 Deadline for submitting assignments 

6 Day 1 Module 16 : Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR)
Day 2 Module 17 : Applications of Metal Nanoparticles
Day 3 Module 18 : Alloy Nanoparticles
Day 4 Interaction based on the three Modules covered 
Day 5 Deadline for submitting assignments 

7 Day 1 Module 19 : Metal Nanoclusters
Day 2 Module 20 : Quantum Dots:  Optical Properties and Applications
Day 3 Module 21 : Carbon Based Nanomaterials-An Overview
Day 4 Interaction based on the three Modules covered 
Day 5 Deadline for submitting assignments 

8 Day 1 Module 22 : Fullerenes: Properties and Applications
Day 2 Module 23: Carbon Nanotubes
Day 3 Module 24 : Graphene and its Derivatives
Day 4 Interaction based on the three Modules covered 
Day 5 Deadline for submitting assignments 

9 Day 1 Module 25 : Carbon Dots and other Carbon Nanostructures
Day 2 Module 26 : Nanocomposites and Fibers
Day 3 Module 27: Polymer Based Nanomaterials
Day 4 Interaction based on the three Modules covered 
Day 5 Deadline for submitting assignments 

10 Day 1 Module 28 : Metal organic Frame works (MOF)
Day 2 Module 29 : Chemical Interactions at the Nanoscale
Day 3 Module 30 : Supramolecular Chemistry
Day 4 Interaction based on the three Modules covered 
Day 5 Deadline for submitting assignments 

11 Day 1 Module 31 : Luminescent Nanomaterials
Day 2 Module 32 : Magnetism in Nanomaterials
Day 3 Module 33: Applications of luminescent and Magnetic Nanomaterials 
Day 4 Interaction based on the three Modules covered 
Day 5 Deadline for submitting assignments 

12 Day 1 Module 34 : Biological Nanomaterials
Day 2 Module 35 : Nanoelectronics
Day 3 Module 36 : Nanosensors
Day 4 Interaction based on the three Modules covered 
Day 5 Deadline for submitting assignments 

13 Day 1 Module 37 : Nanocatalysis
Day 2 Module 38 : Biocompatible Nanomaterials
Day 3 Module 39 : Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications of Nanomaterials
Day 4 Interaction based on the three Modules covered 
Day 5 Deadline for submitting assignments 

 14 Day 1 Module 40 : Nanomaterial Research in India
Day 2 Interaction based on the Module covered
Day 3 Revision
Day 4 Term end assessment

Books and references

1) Rao, C. N. R., & Matte, H. S. S. R. (2007). Nanomaterials chemistry: Recent developments and new directions. Wiley-VCH.
2) Edelstein, A. S., & Cammarata, R. C. (2001). Nanomaterials: Synthesis, properties, and applications. CRC Press.
3) Rao, C. N. R., & Müller, A. (2003). Nanomaterials chemistry: A review of the scientific and technological aspects. World Scientific.
4) Vollath, D. (2008). Nanomaterials: Synthesis, characterization, and applications. Wiley-VCH.
5) Haghi, A. K., & Zaikov, G. E. (2014). Nanomaterials: Science and Applications. Apple Academic Press.
6) Poole, C. P., & Owens, F. J. (2003). Introduction to nanotechnology. Wiley.
7) Cao, G. (2004). Nanostructures & nanomaterials: Synthesis, properties & applications. Imperial College Press.

Instructor bio

Dr. Syamchand. S. S

University College, Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. Syamchand S. S has been teaching Chemistry at graduate and post graduate level for the last two decades and currently serving as Associate Professor.  The PhD is procured in the area of Nanomaterials and more than a dozen articles are published in renowned international journals. Selected as a Teacher Developer in Chemistry by the prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).
         Developed materials for three online courses for MHRD-Swayamprabha-DTH Channel-8, in association with University of Calicut. Served as a subject matter expert in developing online study materials for University of Kerala (KU Padasala)
          Published a few academic text books in the discipline of Chemistry at UG level and serving as research guide in chemistry (recognized by University of Kerala), The areas of interest include nanomaterials, biocompatible nanomaterials, luminescent nanomaterials, magnetic nanomaterials and biomedical applications of nanomaterials 
          Dr. Syamchand is a resource person in Kerala PSC, SCERT and different Text Books and curriculum developing committees. Also Served as resource person in Chemistry in the PEECS Programme by Govt. of Kerala. 

Course certificate

30% weightage internal assessment and 70% weightage main examination


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