Comprehensive Nanoscience and Technology

1st Edition

Hardcover ISBN: 9780123743909
eBook ISBN: 9780123743961
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd November 2010
Page Count: 2774

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From the Introduction:
Nanotechnology and its underpinning sciences are progressing with unprecedented rapidity. With technical advances in a variety of nanoscale fabrication and manipulation technologies, the whole topical area is maturing into a vibrant field that is generating new scientific research and a burgeoning range of commercial applications, with an annual market already at the trillion dollar threshold. The means of fabricating and controlling matter on the nanoscale afford striking and unprecedented opportunities to exploit a variety of exotic phenomena such as quantum, nanophotonic and nanoelectromechanical effects. Moreover, researchers are elucidating new perspectives on the electronic and optical properties of matter because of the way that nanoscale materials bridge the disparate theories describing molecules and bulk matter. Surface phenomena also gain a greatly increased significance; even the well-known link between chemical reactivity and surface-to-volume ratio becomes a major determinant of physical properties, when it operates over nanoscale dimensions.

Against this background, this comprehensive work is designed to address the need for a dynamic, authoritative and readily accessible source of information, capturing the full breadth of the subject. Its six volumes, covering a broad spectrum of disciplines including material sciences, chemistry, physics and life sciences, have been written and edited by an outstanding team of international experts. Addressing an extensive, cross-disciplinary audience, each chapter aims to cover key developments in a scholarly, readable and critical style, providing an indispensible first point of entry to the literature for scientists and technologists from interdisciplinary fields. The work focuses on the major classes of nanomaterials in terms of their synthesis, structure and applications, reviewing nanomaterials and their respective technologies in well-structured and com

Key Features

  • This comprehensive work is designed to address the need for a dynamic, authoritative and readily accessible source of information, capturing the full breadth of the subject.
  • Its five volumes, covering a broad spectrum of disciplines including material sciences, chemistry, physics and life sciences, have been written and edited by an outstanding team of international experts, including Nobel Prize Winner, John Charles Polanyi.
  • Addressing an extensive, cross-disciplinary audience, each chapter aims to cover key developments in a scholarly, readable and critical style, providing an indispensible first point of entry to the literature for scientists and technologists from interdisciplinary fields.
  • The work focuses on the major classes of nanomaterials in terms of their synthesis, structure and applications, reviewing nanomaterials and their respective technologies in well-structured and comprehensive articles with extensive cross-references.

Readership

Upper level Undergraduate and Graduate Students and Researchers from Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, Biology or Engineering departments.

Nano research labs, institutes, professional firms and corporations (private and public) whose activities relate to Nano & Bio-materials and material science.

Table of Contents

Volume 1 - Nanomaterials:
Organic and Inorganic Nanomaterials, Nanotubes, Organic lasers, Organic Light-Emitting Diodes, Organic spintronics, Structured organic non-linear optics, Quantum dots, Core-shell structures, Inorganic nanowires, Nanotubes Beyond Cylindrical Matter, Electrical and optical - dielectric nanomaterials, Metal nanoparticles, Magnetic nanoparticles, Quantum dots and Nanocrystal lasers, Optical properties of porous silicon, Solar cells, Rare-Earth Doped Upconversion Nanophosphors.

Volume 2 - Biological Nanoscience:
PDT with nanoparticles, Energy transfer in photosynthetic light-harvesting complexes, Nanocrystals for biological labeling and Nanomedical diagnostics, DNA diagnostics, Forster Resonance Energy Transfer, Protein nanoparticle structures, Tissue engineering, Engineering biomimetic membranes with hydrogels, Protein nanomechanics, Biological imaging using near-field scanning microscopy, Signaling, Artificial photosynthesis.

Volume 3 - Nanostructured Surfaces:
Catalysis by supported gold nanoparticles, Directed assembly of nanostructures, Bio-inspired self-assembled films, Chiral molecules on surfaces, Optics of metallic nanostructures, Surface nanophotonics theory, Constructing the Superior LED, Liquid crystalline nano-structured optical metamaterials, Nanostructures and surface enhanced Raman scattering, Nanostructured superconductors with efficient vortex pinning, Second harmonic generation in nanostructures, Tribology of nanostructured surfaces, Nanotribology and nanoscale materials coatings for lubricants, Functionalization and solubilization of carbon and inorganic.

Volume 4 - Nanofabrication and Devices:
Scanning Probe-Based Lithography for Production of Biological and Organic Nanostructures on Surfaces, E-beam lithography, Soft lithography, Nanoimprint lithography, Picoliter printing, Nanofabrication and Molecular printboards, C

Details

No. of pages:
2774
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123743909
eBook ISBN:
9780123743961