Introduction to Physics of Nanoparticles and Nanostructures
Mukhopadhyay, G. (2015-04)
The course is a one semester course on Physics of Nanoparticles and Nanostructures in two distinct parts to give a flavor of the subject at an advanced level for M. Sc. Physics. The first part consists of interaction of EM radiation with matter and begins with basic concepts of EM radiations ending with the Absorption and Scattering of radiation by Nanoparticles. The second part is related to electron transport in semiconductor device structures, and starting with the basic concepts of electron states in semiconductors, develops the electron transport in semiconductor device structures within effective mass theory, without going into the details of actual devices. Both courses require basic knowledge of Solid State Physics. At the end of this course, a student is expected to be familiar with the importance of both the Nanoparticles and Nanostructures and their possible applications for taking up more challenging advanced level research problems.
National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL)