Fundamentals and Applications of Nano Silicon in Plasmonics and Fullerines: Current and Future Trends addresses current and future trends in the application and commercialization of nanosilicon. The book presents current, innovative and prospective applications and products based on nanosilicon and their binary system in the fields of energy harvesting and storage, lighting (solar cells and nano-capacitor and fuel cell devices and nanoLEDs), electronics (nanotransistors and nanomemory, quantum computing, photodetectors for space applications; biomedicine (substance detection, plasmonic treatment of disease, skin and hair care, implantable glucose sensor, capsules for drug delivery and underground water and oil exploration), and art (glass and pottery).
Moreover, the book includes material on the use of advanced laser and proximal probes for imaging and manipulation of nanoparticles and atoms. In addition, coverage is given to carbon and how it contrasts and integrates with silicon with additional related applications. This is a valuable resource to all those seeking to learn more about the commercialization of nanosilicon, and to researchers wanting to learn more about emerging nanosilicon applications.
- Features a variety of designs and operation of nano-devices, helping engineers to make the best use of nanosilicon
- Contains underlying principles of how nanomaterials work and the variety of applications they provide, giving those new to nanosilicon a fundamental understanding
- Assesses the viability of various nanoslicon devices for mass production and commercialization, thereby providing an important source of information for engineers
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1. Introduction 2. Atom by atom and particle by particle manipulation 3. Proximal probe nanolithography 4. Emergence of Nanotechnology 5. Nano metals (plasmonics) 6. Nano silicon 7. Nanostructured gold-silicon: Material/functionality integration 8. Advanced and low-cost device applications of nano-Si, nano-Au, and nano gold silicide 9. Nanotechnology and Art 10. Commercialization: From lab to consumer 11. Nano Culture and societal implications 12. Future of Nano technology in the market
Munir Nayfeh is Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois, USA, and President, NanoSi Advanced Technologies, Inc. He has previously worked at Yale and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and is the founder of both, Nano Silicon Solar, Inc and Parasat-NanoSi, LLC .His specialist areas are atomic, molecular, laser spectroscopy, and nanotechnology.