Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, An Indian Adaptation

Charles P. Poole, Jr., Frank J. Owens

ISBN: 9789354240201

508 pages

INR 799


This book is a comprehensive text and a ready reckoner on the theory and applications of nanotechnology. It provides an insight into the history of nanoscience and nanotechnology. It discusses in-depth the optical, mechanical, electrical, magnetic, and catalytic properties of materials at nanoscale. It is a comprehensive discourse on nanostructured ferromagnetism, optical and vibrational spectroscopy, quantum wells, self-assembly, and biological materials at nanoscale.


1 Introduction

1.1 History of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

1.2 Definition and Classification of Nanomaterials

1.3 Present and Future Perspectives of Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology


2 Introduction to Solid State Physics

2.1 Structure

2.2 Energy Bands

2.3 Localized Particles


3 Methods of Measuring Properties

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Structure Analysis

3.3 Microscopic Techniques

3.4 Spectroscopic Techniques


4 Properties and Synthesis of Nanoparticles

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Metal Nanoclusters and Nanoparticles

4.3 Semiconducting Nanoparticles

4.4 Rare Gas and Molecular Clusters

4.5 Methods of Synthesis

4.6 Conclusion


5 Carbon-Based Nanostructures

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Carbon Molecules

5.3 Carbon Clusters

5.4 Carbon Nanotubes

5.5 Applications of Carbon Nanotubes


6 Nanostructured Materials

6.1 Solid Disordered Nanostructures

6.2 Nanostructured Crystals


7 Nanostructured Ferromagnetism

7.1 Basics of Ferromagnetism

7.2 Effect of Bulk Nanostructuring of Magnetic Properties

7.3 Dynamics of Nanomagnets

7.4 Nanopore Containment of Magnetic Particles

7.5 Nanocarbon Ferromagnets

7.6 Giant and Colossal Magnetoresistance

7.7 Ferrofluids


8 Optical and Vibrational Spectroscopy

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Infrared Frequency Range

8.3 Luminescence


9 Quantum Wells, Wires, and Dots

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Preparation of Quantum Nanostructures

9.3 Size and Dimensionality Effects

9.4 Excitons

9.5 Single-Electron Tunneling

9.6 Applications

9.7 Superconductivity

10 Self-Assembly and Catalysis

10.1 Self-Assembly

10.2 Catalysis

11 Organic Compounds and Polymers

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Forming and Characterizing Polymers

11.3 Nanocrystals

11.4 Polymers

11.5 Supramolecular Structures


12 Biological Materials

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Biological Building Blocks

12.3 Nucleic Acids

12.4 Biological Nanostructures


13 Nanomachines and Nanodevices

13.1 Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

13.2 Nanoelectromechanical Systems (NEMS)

13.3 Molecular and Supramolecular Switches


14 Applications of Nanotechnology

14.1 Nanotechnology for Environmental Engineering

14.2 Nanotechnology for Textile Industry

14.3 Nanotechnology in Agriculture and Food

14.4 Nanotechnology Applications for Air and Soil

14.5 Nanotechnology in Industry, Defence, and Security

14.6 Water Demands for Nanotechnology

14.7 Therapeutics and Regenerative Medicine

14.8 Nanotechnology and the Energy Challenge




Multiple-Choice Questions

Review Questions

Further Reading




A Two-Dimensional Nanostructures

A.1 Introduction

A.2 Examples of 2D nanostructures

A.3 Synthesis of 2D Nanostructures

A.4 Applications of 2D Nanostructures


B Formulas for Dimensionality

B.1 Introduction

B.2 Delocalization

B.3 Partial Confinement


C Tabulations of Semiconducting Material Properties


D Answers to Multiple-Choice Questions