One-Dimensional Nanostructures: Principles and Applications

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Wiley, Dec 10, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 576 pages
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Since the discovery of carbon nanotubes in 1991, one-dimensional nanostructures have been at the forefront of nanotechnology research, promising to provide the building blocks for a new generation of nanoscale electronic and optoelectronic devices. With contributions from 68 leading international experts, this book reviews both the underlying principles as well as the latest discoveries and applications in the field, presenting the state of the technology. Readers will find expert coverage of all major classes of one-dimensional nanostructures, including carbon nanotubes, semiconductor nanowires, organic molecule nanostructures, polymer nanofibers, peptide nanostructures, and supramolecular nanostructures. Moreover, the book offers unique insights into the future of one-dimensional nanostructures, with expert forecasts of new research breakthroughs and applications.

One-Dimensional Nanostructures collects and analyzes a wealth of key research findings and applications, with detailed coverage of:

  • Synthesis
  • Properties
  • Energy applications
  • Photonics and optoelectronics applications
  • Sensing, plasmonics, electronics, and biosciences applications

Practical case studies demonstrate how the latest applications work. Tables throughout the book summarize key information, and diagrams enable readers to grasp complex concepts and designs. References at the end of each chapter serve as a gateway to the literature in the field.

With its clear explanations of the underlying principles of one-dimensional nanostructures, this book is ideal for students, researchers, and academics in chemistry, physics, materials science, and engineering. Moreover, One-Dimensional Nanostructures will help readers advance their own investigations in order to develop the next generation of applications.

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TIANYOU ZHAI, PhD, is a Faculty at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, P. R. China. His research interests include the controlled fabrication, novel properties and optoelectronic applications of semiconductor nanostructures.

JIANNIAN YAO, PhD, is a Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science at the Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is also the chairman of the Chinese Chemical Society and the Vice President of the National Natural Science Foundation of China. His research focuses on opto-functional materials.

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