CONTENTS:- 1. Introduction to Quantum Mechanics 2. Structure and Bonding 3. Synthesis of Nanomaterials-I (Physical Methods) 4. Synthesis of Nanomaterials-II (Chemical Methods) 5. Synthesis of Nanomaterials-III (Biological Methods) 6. Self Assemble 7. Analysis Techniques 8. Properties of Nanomaterials 9. Nanolithography 10. Some Special Nanomaterials 11. Applications 12. Practicals
Nanotechnology is a rapidly growing field based on interdisciplinary science. It is therefore not surprising that there is an interest for nanotechnology amongst physicists, chemists, engineers and biologists. Many universities all over the world, have already introduced nanotechnology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. India is no exception. This book will give an introduction to nanotechnology and methods of making nanomaterials (physical, chemical, biological and hybrid). Various analysis techniques (microscopies and spectroscopies) with reference to nanomaterials have been discussed. Structure, thermal, optical, magnetic, transport properties of the nanomaterials have been elaborated with appropriate examples. At the end, applications of nanotechnology in electronics, optoelectronics, energy (solar cells), cosmetics, textile, medicine etc. have been discussed. In order to understand nanotechnology some basic understanding about quantum mechanics and solid state physics (chemistry) is essential which is also briefly discussed in the book. A chapter is included to enable some simple, low cost experiments to be carried out in a teaching laboratory on nanotechnology.