This concise edition of Hari Singh Nalwa's Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology fills the needs of scientists and students working in chemistry, physics, materials science, electrical engineering, polymer science, surface science, spectroscopy, and biotechnology. This version of the Handbook contains 16 chapters particularly focused on synthesis and fabrication as well as the electrical and optical properties of nanoscale materials. The 5-volume reference Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology, published in October 1999, created widespread interest in researchers in the field of nanotechnology and many of our colleagues expressed interest in a shorter version of our major reference work. The Handbook will serve the objectives of providing state-of-the-art information on many aspects of nanostructured materials and emerging nanotechnology.

Key Features

Presenting the eagerly anticipated concise edition of the classic work of reference in nanostructured materials and nanotechnology Provides comprehensive coverage of the dominant technology of the 21st century Written by a truly international list of contributors


Materials scientists, engineers, physicists, and chemists working in thin films, semiconductors, electronic materials, biological materials, polymers, and surface science.

Table of Contents

1. Chemical Synthesis of Nanostructured Metals, Metals Alloys and Semiconductors 2. Nanocomposites Prepared by Sol-Gel Methods: Synthesis and Characterization 3. Low Temperature Compaction of Nanosize Powders 4. Semiconductor Nanoparticles 5. Colloidal Quantum Dots of III-V Semiconductors 6. Strained-layer Heteroepitaxy to Fabricate Self-assembled Semiconductor Islands 7. Hybrid Magnetic-Semiconductor Nanostructures 8. Carbon Nanotubes 9. Encapsulation and Crystallization Behavior of Materials Inside Carbon Nanotubes 10. Silicon-based Nanostructures 11. Electronic Transport Properties of Quantum Dots 12. Photorefractive Semiconductor Nanostructures 13. Linear and Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanocrystals 14. Molecular and Supramolecular Nanomachines 15. Functional Nanostructures Incorporating Responsive Modules


No. of pages:
© 2002
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
Electronic ISBN: