Nanotechnology courses offer knowledge and training on the development and modification of devices with atomic precision where the dimension of particles is less than 100 nanometers. It is an interdisciplinary subject that integrates the study of Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences, Bio- informatics Bio- technology as well as other disciplines. There is a huge demand for students who have done Nanotechnology Courses in a good number of industries and laboratories in India and abroad. The scope and application of nanotechnology is wide ranging and being an interdisciplinary subject, students with a degree in nanotechnology can find employment opportunities in a number of fields.
“There’s Plenty of Room at The Bottom “
Today’s nanotechnology harnesses current progress in chemistry, physics, materials science, and biotechnology to create novel materials that have unique properties because their structures are determined on the nanometer scale. Some of these materials have already found their ways into consumer products, such as sun screens and stain-resistant pants. Others are being intensively researched for solutions to humanity’s greatest problems — diseases, clean energy, clean water, etc. Other work is aimed at developing a roadmap for productive nanosystems, in which a path is sought from today’s nanotechnology capabilities to advanced future systems in which molecular tools will build useful materials, devices, and complex systems to atomic precision. The products of advanced nanotechnology that will become available in coming decades promise even more revolutionary applications than the products of current and near-term nanotechnology.
DAVIET has set up Research Centre in January 2008 to promote research in interdisciplinary area of Nanotechnology. It is the first engineering institute in north India to establish a well furnished nanotechnology laboratory. Universal Scanning Probe Microscope (Model NT-MDT Solver PRO M4) was imported from Russia and installed in August 2008. Hind High Vacuum Thin Film coating unit was also installed in the same year. Other facilities acquired during previous year include a Spin Coater (Apex), Solvo thermal, Sol Gel and Co-precipitation Techniques, Electrochemical Cell for growth of Nanowires, Dual Source Meter (Keithley) for I-V Characteristics of fabricated Nano devices.
The Institute has initiated Research Programmes in the following areas:
- Synthesis of Nanoparticles & Composites
- Fabrication and Synthesis of Nanowires
- Thin Films Coating
Recent Achievements: Nano wires of copper (200nm) have been fabricated using electrochemical Cell and Templates synthesis techniques. Hetrostructure of Cu-Se and CdS Nano wires have been grown in the range of 10-200nm. Using chemical synthesis route we have prepared Nano particles and Nano rods Nano Needles of Barium Carbonate, Iron Oxolate,Ba Hexaferrites ,Zinc Oxide,Cadmium Oxide and Cadmium Sulphide .Nano particles of Zinc Oxide have been fabricated following Quenching Method with variation in time and temperature. The same compostion has been prepared by Hydro Thermal Method also. SEM, TEM, XRD, UV- vis and FTIR characterization have been done for all these samples and reported in International journals of repute. The results of our investigation would certainly be helpful in the fields of Nano electronics, Opto electronics and Material science