This course introduces students to the building blocks and processes involved in fabrication of nanomaterials. In particular, students will develop a critical understanding the relationship between synthesis and resultant material’s properties. Upon completion of this course, students will have attained the appropriate foundation knowledge for future courses in the program.
- Semester 1 - 2022
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Explain the mechanisms and key features of current and emerging processing techniques employed to fabricate nanomaterials.
2. Organise and communicate complex information following professional scientific communication standards.
3. Use scientific methods and literature to evaluate nanomaterial synthesisation techniques.
4. Select and justify the use of fabrication techniques given a lists of requirements and constraints.
- Atomic structure, bonding, and phase of materials
- Solid state reaction (calcination)
- Activation cum calcination
- Hydrothermal reaction
- Soft and hard templating
- Soft-chemical reaction
- Advanced synthetic procedure for synthesizing low dimensional nanomaterials
- Scientific communication for industry
- Managing and synthesising research literature
Fundamental knowledge of Physics or Chemistry.
Quiz: Processing Techniques Quiz
Written Assignment: Synthesisation Survey Report
Proposal / Plan: Fabrication Recommendations Proposal
Formal Examination: Final Exam
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
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