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CHE – 816 Molecular Nanotechnology
Campus SCME
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Molecular Nanotechnology
Course Code CHE – 816
Credit Hours 3-0
Course Objectives The main objective of this course is to provide MS students an advanced level of understanding regarding the principles and applications of nanotechnology. This course will address the most exciting, novel and interdisciplinary issues in nanotechnology. Students will be introduced with the key concepts and state of the art research in the areas of scanning probe microscopy, nano-particle applications, nano-electronics, photonics, nano-biotechnology and molecular sensors for detecting energetic materials.
Detail Content Introduction to Nanotechnology and Supramolecular Chemistry. Principles of Molecular Recognition. Top-down approach. Bottom-up approach. Self assembly. Molecular electronics. Self-assembled monolayers. Electrochemical techniques; applications in biological and chemical detection. Atomic scale characterization techniques: scanning tunneling microscopy, atomic force microscopy. Energetic nanoparticles production and characterization techniques. Functional Nanostructures: Carbon nanotubes, dendrimers, composite materials, nanomaterials for drug delivery, and molecular machines.
Text/Ref Books
  1. J.W. Steed, D.R. Turner, K.J. Wallace. Core Concepts in Supramolecular Chemistry and Nanochemistry. John Wiley, Chichester, 2007.
  2. P.J.F. Harris. Carbon nanotubes: Synthesis, Properties and Applications.
  3. V. Balzani, A. Credi and M. Venturi. Molecular Devices and Machines: A Journey in the Nano World. Wiley, 2003.
  4. A.I. Kirkland and J.L. Hutchison (eds). Nanocharacterization. RSC Publishing, 2007.
  5. D. Astruc (ed). Nanoparticles and Catalysis. Wiley, 2008.
  6. M. Kohler and W. Fritzsche. Nanotechnology and Introduction to Nanostructuring Techniques. Wiley, 2007.
  7. U. Teipel (ed). Energetic Materials: Particle Processing and Characterization. Wiley-VCH, 2005.
  8. Recent research publications on the related topics.
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. Habib Nasir
Department of Chemical Engineering
School of Chemical and Materials Engineering
National University of Sciences and Technology