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"Nanochemistry: A Chemical Approach to Nanomaterials is the first textbook for teaching nanochemistry and adopts an interdisciplinary and comprehensive approach to the subject. It presents a basic chemical strategy for making nanomaterials and describes some of the principles of materials self-assembly over 'all' scales. It demonstrates how nanometre and micrometre scale building blocks (with a wide range of shapes, compositions and surface functionalities) can be coerced through chemistry to organize spontaneously into unprecedented structures, which can serve as tailored functional materials. Suggestions of new ways to tackle research problems and speculations on how to think about assembling the future of nanotechnology are given." Primarily designed for teaching, this book will appeal to graduate and advanced undergraduate students. It is well illustrated with graphical representations of the structure and form of nanomaterials and contains problem sets as well as other pedagogical features such as further reading, case studies and a comprehensive bibliography.
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"The book provides a very comprehensive description of various methodologies to fabricate, manipulate and characterize a large arsenal of nanomaterials." "The readability is further improved by a large use of nice pictures and fabrication schemes, often in full colour." "...this book is well suited to be used as a textbook in nanoscience and nanotechnology and as a reference book for nano-researchers, being a very rich encyclopedia on the nanochemistry approaches."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780854046645
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Series: RSC Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 594
  • Product dimensions: 6.06 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Geoffrey A Ozin obtained his undergraduate degree at Kings College London and his graduate degree at Oriel College Oxford. Following post-doctoral research as an ICI Fellow at Southampton University he joined the University of Toronto where he is now Government of Canada Research Chair in Materials Chemistry and University Professor. He is also Honorary Professor at The Royal Institution of Great Britain and University College London, as well as a Member of the London Centre for Nanotechnology. André C Arsenault is Chief Technology Officer and cofounder of Opalux Inc., a Toronto-based company developing products based on opal technology. He completed his honours degree in Biological Chemistry at the University of Toronto in 2001 followed by a PhD in the groups of Geoffrey A. Ozin and Ian Manners in 2006. He is currently the author of 21 scientific publications, and the holder of one US patent. His work has appeared several times in the news media. Ludovico Cademartiri is a PhD student in the group of Geoffrey A. Ozin at the University of Toronto. He completed his Laurea cum laude in Materials Science at the University of Parma, Italy in 2002 before joining the graduate program in interdisciplinary chemistry at the University of Toronto. He is the author of 12 scientific publications and has been awarded the CRC Graduate Prize in Chemistry and the CSC DIC Prize for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry. He is currently working on his Postdoctural fellowship with Professor George Whitesides at Harvard University.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Nanochemistry basics 1
Ch. 2 Chemical patterning and lithography 49
Ch. 3 Layer-by-layer self-assembly 95
Ch. 4 Nanocontact printing and writing - stamps and tips 131
Ch. 5 Nanorod, nanotube, nanowire self-assembly 167
Ch. 6 Nanocluster self-assembly 265
Ch. 7 Microspheres - colors from the beaker 325
Ch. 8 Microporous and mesoporous materials from soft building blocks 379
Ch. 9 Self-assembling block copolymers 435
Ch. 10 Biomaterials and bioinspiration 473
Ch. 11 Self-assembly of large building blocks 531
Ch. 12 Nano and beyond 553
Ch. 13 Nanochemistry nanolabs 579
App. A Origin of the term "self-assembly" 585
App. B Cytotoxicity of nanoparticles 589
App. C Walking macromolecules through colloidal crystals 593
App. D Patterning nanochannel alumina membranes with single channel resolution 597
App. E Muscle powered nanomachines 599
App. F Bacteria power 603
App. G Chemically driven nanorod motors 607
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