Nanostructures And Nanomaterials: Characterization And Properties





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Overview of Nanostructures and Nano materials: classification (Dimensionality, Morphology/ shape/ structure of nano entities, New Effect/ Phenomena). Crystalline nano materials and defects therein. Hybrid nano materials. Effect of size, structure, mechanism, and property on material performance. Multi scale hierarchical structures built out of nano sized building blocks (nano to macro). Eucledian, Hyperbolic and Spherical space structures. Nanostructures: Carbon Nano tubes, Fullerenes, Nano wires, Graphene, Quantum Dots. Thermodynamics of Nano materials. Configurational entropy and Gibbs free energy of nano crystals. Wulff reconstruction. Surface reconstruction and reconfiguration. Adsorption and Absorption.




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