Dec 16, 2008 - 00:00
Dec 20, 2008 - 23:59
Room No. 218
Synthesis Characterization and applications of Nanoparticles
Nanoparticles are the building blocks of nanotechnology and the advances in this important branch of science crucially depends upon the ability to synthesize these particles on an industrial scale in a controlled and reproducible manner. The formation of nanoparticles is a fairly well researched frontier area in which many chemical engineers work. This has resulted in a whole body of work which is very novel and challenging. Whereas some apsects of nanoparticles formation and characterization are well understood there are many issues that are still being investigated. For instance while the production of spherical nanoparticles is understood reasonably well the emergence of anisotropy or the possibility of formation of complex (core-shell tubes) are topics of much work. Such a situation provides for a very fertile ground for promoting research in this area especially more so in view of governmental initiatives to promote Nanotechnology as a thrust area of national importance.