TE-QIP III Short Term Course on Nanostructured Materials and their Applications in Nanotechnology (NAMAAN-2020)
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About the Course:

Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IITG) welcome you to Guwahati, (Assam), the gateway to North-eastern India, which is the venue for the TE-QIP III Short Term Course on "Nanostructured Materials and their Applications in Nanotechnology (NAMAAN-2020)".

This short term course is aimed at imparting knowledge from the fundamentals of various nanostructured materials and applications in nanotechnology in different spheres of our life. It also aims at creating awareness among all the teachers of the TE-QIP mapped institutes about the impact of nanotechnology and the revolutions that are being made in this area.

Nanostructured materials are materials with a microstructure, having the characteristic length scale on the order of a few nanometers, i.e., typically between 1 and 100 nm. These materials, consisting of nanometer-sized crystallites with different crystallographic orientations and chemical compositions, are far away from thermodynamic equilibrium. The properties of such nanostructured materials deviate from those of single crystals or coarse-grained polycrystals with the same average chemical composition, which are mainly due to the reduced size, dimensionality of the nanometer-sized crystallites, and the numerous interfaces between adjacent crystallites.

Over the last decade, the development of various novel nanostructured materials for the applications in nanotechnology has emerged as the science of all things small. The synthesis of materials and devices with new properties by utilizing the controlled manipulation of their microstructure on the atomic level has become an emerging interdisciplinary field based on solid-state physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science. As a result, the advances in nanotechnology integrate all branches of engineering and science dealing with device components ranging in size between 1 and 100 nm. The synthesis, characterization, and processing of such nanostructured materials are, therefore, part of an emerging and rapidly growing field referred to as nanotechnology. Research and Development in this field of nanotechnology emphasize scientific discoveries in the generation of materials with controlled microstructural characteristics, research on their processing into bulk materials with engineered properties and technological functions, and introduction of new device concepts and manufacturing methods.

Nanotechnology has the potential to change every part of our lives. Nanoscale phenomena affect all types of materials such as ceramics, metals, magnetic, semiconductors, polymers, composites, and biomaterials, which are the foundation of significant technological advances. Nanotechnology will have an enormous impact soon and also in the upcoming decades. Presently commercial applications of nanotechnology have been in consumer electronics, storage devices, sunscreen lotion, self-cleaning windows, environmental purification, strain-repellent fabrics, bouncy tennis balls, water purification, tools for biotechnology, etc. Future advances could change the current approaches in manufacturing, electronics, information technology, and communications technology, making previous technology redundant and leading to applications that could not have been developed or even thought about without this new approach. The development of devices that are small, light, self-contained, use little energy are anticipated as the benefits of the nanotechnology revolution.

This course will broadly cover the following topics:

  • Fundamentals of nanotechnology

  • Recent advances in nanotechnology

  • Role of materials in various futuristic nanotechnology

  • Nanoelectronics, nanoceramics, nanophotonics and nano-optoelectronics, nanoplasmonics

  • Nanoscale magnetic materials and devices

  • Self assembling nanostructured molecular materials and devices

  • Nanostructures by patterning and lithography processes

  • Nanobiotechnology

  • Computational nanotechnology

  • Laboratory demonstration (Nanoscale fabrication and characterization)

Updates as on 15 October 2020 New

  1. Finalized program is updated on "Programme's page".


  2. The list of speakers is updated on "Speaker's page".


  3. The application form is uploaded under registration tag.



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