Material Science Nano Science Syllabus for NIT Jalandhar


Material Science Nano Science Syllabus for NIT Jalandhar

Material Science (Nano Science)


Crystal Structure: Fundamental concepts, Crystal systems, Closed packed structures, Crystallographic planes and directions, Miller indices, Crystal defects.

Electrical Properties: Classical free electron theory of metals, Quantum theory – Particle in a box, Wave function and energy states, Finite potential barrier, Tunneling, Fermi-Dirac distribution law, Density of energy states, Classification of solids into conductors, Semiconductors and insulators, Hall effect and its applications.

Semiconductor Materials: Intrinsic and extrinsic materials, Electron and hole concentrations at equilibrium, Temperature dependence of carrier concentrations, Conductivity and mobility.

Magnetic Properties: Basic concepts, Soft and hard magnetic materials, Ferrites, Selection techniques for applications, Magnetic recording, Magnetic memories.

Superconductivity: Properties of superconductors, London equations, Quantum explanation of
superconductivity, Applications of superconductors.


Dielectric & Optical Properties: Dielectric materials, Polarization mechanisms, Dipole moment, Dielectric strength, Methods for producing polarization, Application of dielectric materials, Index of refraction, Damping constant, Characteristic penetration depth and absorbance, Reflectivity and transmissivity, Optical storage devices.

Nanomaterials: Introduction to nanotechnology, Nanowire and nanotube, Carbon nanotubes, Single wall carbon nanotubes, Multiwall carbon nanotubes, Fabrications, Properties and applications.

Books Recommended

1. Hummel R E, “Electronic Properties of Materials”, Narosa Publishing House, New Delhi (1997).
2. William D Callister, Jr, “Materials Science and Engineering”, John Wiley and Sons, Inc. New York (2002).
3. Dekker A J, “Solid State Physics”, MacMillan, India Limited, Madras (2000).
4. Pillai S O, “Solid State Physics”, New Age International Publishers, New Delhi (1999).
5. Van Vlack L H, “Elements of Material Science and Engineering”, Addison Wesley Publishers (1980).
6. Poole C.P. and Owens F.J., “Introduction to Nanotechnology”, Wiley Edition (2003)

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