The current work consists of nine contributions describing recent progress in the interdisciplinary of Nanoscience, which involves physics, chemistry, engineering, biology and medicine and one essay outlining some important historical and socioeconomic factors pertaining to recent developments in nanoscale science and technology.
All 10 chapters have been written by eminent experts in their respective fields. The authors employ the terms ‘nanomaterials’ as building blocks of a range of materials, ‘nanoarchitecture’ represents the design and ‘nanotechnology’ the means to produce a particular device or functionality. Two of the chapters are devoted to novel materials and two others focus on analyzing techniques, which can be used to enable molecular control of the film architecture. Additionally, the reader will find material devoted to photonic and hybrid plasmonic-photonic crystals as well as sections which address their applications, such as the use of plasmonic particles and nanostructures for new sensing concepts and ultrasensitive detection techniques.
This work will be of interest to graduate students, researchers and practitioners alike.
|Series:||NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2015|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Colloidal photonic crystal films: fabrication and tunable structural color and applications; H. Fudouzi.- Plasmonics and Ultrasensitive Detection; R.F. Aroca.- Functional Nanomaterials Prepared by Nanoarchitectonics-Based Supramolecular Assembly; K. Ariga et al.- A brief history of nanoscience and foresight in nanotechnology; Š. Luby et al.- Halloysite clay nanotube composites with sustained release of chemicals; J. Tully et al.- Colloidal Photonic Crystal Architectures for Advanced Light Management Applications; M.E. Pemble et al.- Crystalline and Amorphous Chalcogenides, High-Tech Materials with Structural Disorder and Many Important Applications; M. Frumar et al.- Plasmonic gas and chemical sensing; A. Tittl et al.- Planar Hybrid Plasmonic-Photonic Crystals; S.G. Romanov.- Fundamentals and Applications of Organised Molecular Films; O.N. Oliveira Jr.