Lecture language: English
Carbon has emerged as one of the strongest among various technological materials to contend with silicon for electronics, sensors and biomedical engineering applications in the recent past. The reason for this ascendancy of carbon can be attributed to the wide array of allotropes/ forms it comes in, paired with an astounding range of electrical, chemical and mechanical properties. Interestingly, these differences in properties result simply from the degree and type of crystallinity in carbon.
Despite a large number of promising applications and an overwhelming interest from the researchers worldwide, there is no comprehensive source where all the information about carbon’s atomic arrangements and structure-property relationship can be accessed. Keeping this need in mind, the course Micro and Nano Fabrication with Carbon is being offered at the IMT. The contents will be useful for undergraduate and graduate students, and also for post-doctoral researchers who are working in the field of carbon materials and their applications. In addition to carbon materials an introduction to various lithographic techniques used in carbon MEMS fabrication will also be provided.
Important topics to be covered:
- hybridization and classification of carbon allotropes
- carbon nanoforms as building blocks for bulk carbon
- carbon-based MEMS and NEMS
- introduction to microfabrication techniques used in carbon-MEMS fabrication (photolithography, 2-photon polymerization, nano imprint lithography, electrospinning, and pyrolysis)
- carbon based devices for energy storage and chemical/ bio-sensing applications
- other examples of carbon based devices and future prospects