Mesoscopic, Nanoscopic and Macroscopic Materials

At the present time, materials with dimensions in the range of microns to nanometers have become the prime objects of vigorous research activities of all over the world. The possibility of artificially creating novel materials with exotic and tailor made properties that are essential for future development in the frontier areas of electronics, photonics, spintronics etc has generated much interest in the study of these mesoscopic and nanoscopic materials.These materials also have the potential for wide ranging economically viable technological, industrial, engineering and bio-medical applications. They may consist of metals, alloys, ceramics, polymers, composites and biological materials; which are usually assembled at the atomic/molecular level to achieve new properties. Understanding the underlying science and characterization of these new materials with a view of harnessing their exotic properties is the prime focus of the researchers. These Proceedings address these issues relating to mesoscopic, nanoscopic and macroscopic materials.