Focusing on both academic questions and applications of self–assembly, this book discusses not only the self–organization of inorganic and magnetic nanocrystals, but also their collective optical and magnetic properties, as well as the in–situ fabrication of metal nanoparticles in solid matrices.
Professor Marie–Paule Pileni, the top scientist in this field, is joined by a select group of expert authors to provide 14 chapters covering important aspects of self–assembled nanomaterials. The result is invaluable reading for physicochemists, inorganic, polymer and structural chemists, materials scientists, physicists, and chemical engineers working with and/or developing nanoparticle systems.
Structures of Magnetic Nanoparticles and Their Self–Assembly
Self–Organization of Magnetic Nanocrystals at the Mesoscopic Scale: Example of Liquid–Gas Transitions
In Situ Fabrication of Metal Nanoparticles in Solid Matrices
Three–Dimensional Self–Assemblies of Nanoparticles
Dissipative Structures and Dynamic Processes for Mesoscopic Polymer Patterning
Self–Assemblies of Anisotropic Nanoparticles: Mineral Liquid Crystals
Collective Properties Due to Self–Organization of Silver Nanocrystals
Scanning Tunneling Luminescence from Metal Nanoparticles
Collective Magnetic Properties of Organizations of Magnetic Nanocrystals
Exploitation of Self–Assembled Nanostructures in Optical Biosensors
Shrinkage Cracks: a Universal Feature
"... a very good resource for beginning graduate students and researchers new to the field..."
Journal of the American Chemical Society
"This book offers a new look at this rather new topic. It is by no means exhaustive, but its table of contents and subject index are thorough and helpful...This book is a good beginning, with much more to come in the future."
"... the book is a good starting point for new researchers in this field and certainly a doorstep to a world of nano–decoration."
Journal of Metals Online