Nanocrystals:: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

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Springer Science & Business Media, Apr 3, 2007 - Technology & Engineering - 182 pages

Nanocrystals and Their Mesoscopic Organization is an up-to-date monograph on an important aspect of nanoscience and technology. It opens with an elegant introduction including a brief historical account. Emphasis is then given to diverse synthetic methods, both chemical and physical, in addition to modern hybrid methods. The orientation shifts gradually to properties of nanocrystals that evolve with size; detailed discussions are to be found on mesoscalar assemblies in different dimensions, special cases of core-shell and magic nuclearity nanocrystals. The authors also address applications of nanocrystals, carefully separating out potential applications and those that have already emerged, and cite around 900 references from the literature, most from the last decade. Tables providing information at a glance and schematic diagrams at relevant places, make the monograph appealing to read. Occasionally, the reader is reminded of the contributions of celebrated past masters such as Michael Faraday. In summary, the monograph serves as a general introduction as well as a handy reference for the entire community of researchers and practitioners.

 

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Contents

Basics of Nanocrystals
1
12 Properties of Nanocrystals
3
121 Geometric Structure
4
122 Magnetic Properties of Nanocrystals
9
123 Electronic Properties
12
124 Optical Properties
19
125 Other Properties
23
Synthesis of Nanocrystals
24
33 TwoDimensional Arrays
74
331 Metal Nanocrystals
75
332 Semiconductor and Oxide Nanocrystals
79
333 Other TwoDimensional Arrangements
81
34 ThreeDimensional Superlattices
83
35 Superclusters
88
36 Colloidal Crystals
89
Properties of Nanocrystals
93

212 Arc Discharge
27
214 Laser Ablation
28
216 Spray Pyrolysis
29
221 Metal Nanocrystals by Reduction
30
222 Solvothermal Synthesis
38
223 Photochemical Synthesis
42
225 Nanocrystals of Semiconductors and Other Materials by Arrested Precipitation
44
226 Thermolysis Routes
46
227 Sonochemical Routes
52
228 Micelles and Microemulsions
54
229 The LiquidLiquid Interface
56
2211 Hybrid Methods
58
2213 Postsynthetic SizeSelective Processing
59
23 Nanocrystals of Different Shapes
60
232 ShapeControlled Synthesis of Semiconductor and Oxide Nanocrystals
63
24 Doping and Charge Injection
66
25 Tailoring the Ligand Shell
67
Programmed Assemblies
69
32 Rings and Associated Arrangements
72
42 Electronic Properties
95
421 Catalysis and Reactivity
104
43 Optical Properties
106
44 Magnetic Properties
118
CoreShell Nanocrystals
125
512 MetalMetal
129
513 MetalOxide SemiconductorOxide and OxideOxide
132
52 Assemblies of CoreShell Nanocrystals
133
Applications
134
63 NanocrystalBased Optical Detection and Related Devices
139
64 Biomedical Applications of Oxide Nanoparticles
141
65 Optical and ElectroOptical Devices
142
66 DipPen Nanolithography with Nanocrystals
143
67 Nanoelectronics and Nanoscalar Electronic Devices
145
68 Nanocomputing
149
References
151
Index
175
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Prof. C. N. R. Rao has published around 1400 Research papers and 36 books (edited or authored) in a career spanning 50 years. His books have been translated into other languages and several have grown to include several editions. He is widely recognized and is a member of all major science academies. He has been honoured with 34 Honoris Causa doctorate degrees from universities around the world. He is currently the President of the Third World Academy of Science. He was formerly the President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. He has won numerous other International and National awards, a recent one being the Somiya award from the IUMRS (April, 2004).

Dr. P. John Thomas obtained his Ph.D. recently from JNCASR, working in the field of nanocrystals and is currently a Research Associate in the same place.

Dr. G. U. Kulkarni is an Associate Professor at JNCASR. He has over 100 publications to his credit. He is working in the field of nanocrystals for the past ten years or so.