Fundamentals and Applications of Nano Silicon in Plasmonics and Fullerines

Fundamentals and Applications of Nano Silicon in Plasmonics and Fullerines

Current and Future Trends

1st Edition - June 25, 2018

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  • Author: Munir Nayfeh
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323480574
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323480581

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Fundamentals and Applications of Nano Silicon in Plasmonics and Fullerines: Current and Future Trends addresses current and future trends in the application and commercialization of nanosilicon. The book presents current, innovative and prospective applications and products based on nanosilicon and their binary system in the fields of energy harvesting and storage, lighting (solar cells and nano-capacitor and fuel cell devices and nanoLEDs), electronics (nanotransistors and nanomemory, quantum computing, photodetectors for space applications; biomedicine (substance detection, plasmonic treatment of disease, skin and hair care, implantable glucose sensor, capsules for drug delivery and underground water and oil exploration), and art (glass and pottery). Moreover, the book includes material on the use of advanced laser and proximal probes for imaging and manipulation of nanoparticles and atoms. In addition, coverage is given to carbon and how it contrasts and integrates with silicon with additional related applications. This is a valuable resource to all those seeking to learn more about the commercialization of nanosilicon, and to researchers wanting to learn more about emerging nanosilicon applications.

Key Features

  • Features a variety of designs and operation of nano-devices, helping engineers to make the best use of nanosilicon
  • Contains underlying principles of how nanomaterials work and the variety of applications they provide, giving those new to nanosilicon a fundamental understanding
  • Assesses the viability of various nanoslicon devices for mass production and commercialization, thereby providing an important source of information for engineers


Materials Scientists and Engineers working in Plasmonics, Energy Storage and Solid State Physics

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Atom by atom and particle by particle manipulation
    Laser-based detection, trapping and manipulation of individual/single atoms and nanoparticles
    Optical tweezers: atoms and nanoparticles

    3. Proximal probe nanolithography
    Scanning probe imaging/microscopy of atoms and nanoparticles
    STM/AFM-based nanolithography and deposition and control of nanoparticles and atoms/molecules
    electron/ion-beam nanolithography
    optical and x-ray nanolithography

    4. Emergence of Nanotechnology
    Nanostructures (top-down and bottom-up)
    Why nanoparticles are innovative?

    5. Nano metals (plasmonics)
    Miniaturized gold (film, wire, particle): sub-wavelength concentration of light
    Miniaturization-induced coloration of metals
    Plasmonic nano lenses
    Metamaterials: Negative refractive index 
    Heat Loss: Are plasmonic-based devices practical?
    Synthesis of nanogold, safety, mass production and cost analysis

    6. Nano silicon 
    Direct and indirect semiconductors
    Quantum Confinement: Enhancing and blue shifting of luminescence
    Making silicon glow
    Optical nonlinearity and optical gain in nano silicon
    Nano silicon in extreme pressure
    Synthesis and characterization of forms of nano silicon (particles, wires, films), safety, mass production and cost analysis

    7. Nanostructured gold-silicon: Material/functionality integration
    Binary gold-silicon eutectic system
    Wafer bonding
    Nanostructured gold silicide
    Plasmonic-silicon integration
    Synthesis of silicon nanowires using gold nanoparticle seeds
    Synthesis of silicon nanoparticles using gold nanoparticles
    Synthesis of gold nano wires/rods using silicon nanoparticle seeds
    8. Advanced and low-cost device applications of nano-Si, nano-Au, and nano gold silicide
    Energy harvest and storage (nano/plasmonic solar cells, nano-capacitor, fuel cell, battery devices)
    Solid state white LED lighting

    Confined light in service of substance detection
    Plasmonic hyperthermic treatment of acute disease
    Skin and hair care
    Glucose implantable-sensor
    Luminescent/magnetic capsules for drug delivery and underground exploration
    Nano catalyst and filtration

    Nanotransistors and nanomemory
    Quantum computing
    Nanophotodetectrs for Cherenkov radiation
    Silicon-gold nano antennas
    Gold silicide waveguides
    Silicon-loaded gold nanoplasmonic for on chip waveguides
    Microlasers for on chip applications

    Electrospray, printing and patterning
    Magnetic control of silicon-loaded metal
    Encapsulation for harsh environment application and remote control

    9. Nanotechnology and Art
    Stained glass, lustreware pottery
    Nanosilicon in space (red and blue rectangle)

    10. Commercialization: From lab to consumer
    Mass production
    Nano Start-ups
    IP and freedom of operation
    Open Innovation, and global nano landscape and partnerships
    Obama’s Commercialization initiative (Government Intervention)

    11. Nano Culture and societal implications
    Education, training, management, and the youth/children
    Safety, environment, military, evil use and ethics

    12. Future of Nano technology in the market
    Where are nanotech pioneers taking us and what are the risks?
    Will room at the bottom make room at the top?

    Appendix: Facts, exercises and questions on nanotechnology
    material properties and devices design and operation

Product details

  • No. of pages: 602
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2018
  • Published: June 25, 2018
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323480574
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323480581

About the Author

Munir Nayfeh

Munir Nayfeh is Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois, USA, and President, NanoSi Advanced Technologies, Inc. He has previously worked at Yale and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and is the founder of both, Nano Silicon Solar, Inc and Parasat-NanoSi, LLC .His specialist areas are atomic, molecular, laser spectroscopy, and nanotechnology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Physics, University of Illinois and President, NanoSi Advanced Technologies, Inc, USA

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