This book is an attempt to illustrate current status of modern nanotechnology. The book is divided into 3 main sections, introduction and conclusion. The introduction describes general questions of the problem and main lines of the research activities. In the first section methods of the nanostructures construction are described. Second section is dedicated to the Structure-property relationship. Special attention is paid to the description of the most powerful experimental methods and tools used in nanotechnology, such as probe microscopies, spectroscopied, and scattering methods, including the utilization of synchrotron radiation facilities. The third section describes the applications of nanotechnology in electronics, biotechnology and diagnostics. Conclusion part presents a summary of the status of works in this area and gives some perspectives of the further development.

Key Features

- Reference to practically all original works with essential results, that resulted in the development of nanotechnology - Coherent group of well-known authors in the field of nanotechnology - Book spans topics applicable for both the didactic and research


PhD students, Post Doc fellows and researchers. It is also suitable for libraries, high tech companies and high schools specializing in technical and natural sciences

Table of Contents

Preface Chapter I. Layer-by-Layer Assembly (F. Hua and Y.M. Lvov) Chapter II. Multifunctional Microcontainers with Tuned Permeability for Delivery and (Bio)-Chemical Reactions (D.V. Andreeva, O. Kreft, A.G. Skirtach and G.B. Sukhorukov) Chapter III. Advanced Optical Spectroscopies in Nanotechnology (M.P. Fontana) Chapter IV. Conducting Nanocomposite Systems (E. Sezer) Chapter V. Electrochemically Assisted Scanning Probe Micropscopy: A Powerful Tool in Nano(Bio)Science (A. Alessandrini and P. Facci) Chapter VI. Polymer-based Adaptive Networks (V. Erokhin) Chapter VII. Nanostructured Materials for Enzyme Immobilization and Biosensors (S. Andreescu, J. Njagi and C. Ispas) Chapter VIII. Design of the Solid Phase for Protein Arrays and use of Semiconductor Nanoparticles as Reporters in Immunoassays (O. Tsvirkunova and T. Dubrovsky) Chapter IX. Electromagnetic Applications of Conducting and Nanocomposite Materials (Ö. Yavus, M.K. Ram and M. Aldissi) Author Index


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About the authors

Victor Erokhin

The research activity of Dr. Victor Erokhin lies in the field of organic and composite molecular layers. His scientific interests include protein layers, nanoparticle arrays, conducting polymers (realization, structure, properties and possible applications). Current activities regard organic structures for adaptive networks, systems that can mimic learning capabilities of biological organisms.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Parma, Istituto Nazionale della Fisica di Materia, Italy

Manoj Ram

Affiliations and Expertise

Eclipse Energy Systems Inc., St. Petersburg, FL

Özlem Yavuz

Affiliations and Expertise

Fractal Systems Inc., Safety Harbor, FL