As nanotechnology has developed over the last two decades, some nanostructures, such as nanotubes, nanowires, and nanoparticles, have become very popular. However, recent research has led to the discovery of other, less-common nanoforms, which often serve as building blocks for more complex structures.
In an effort to organize the field, the Handbook of Less-Common Nanostructures presents an informal classification based mainly on the less-common nanostructures. A small nanotechnological encyclopedia, this book:
The Handbook of Less-Common Nanostructures discusses a classification system not directly related to the dimensionality and chemical composition of nanostructure-forming compounds or composite. Instead, it is based mainly on the less-common nanostructures. Possessing unusual shapes and high surface areas, these structures are potentially very useful for catalytic, medical, electronic, and many other applications.
Introduction. Methods Used for Production Of Nanostructures: Physico-chemical Techniques. Chemical Synthesis Methods. Biological Methods. Brief Description of Some Classic Nanostructures: Carbon-Based Nanostructures. Other Conventional Nanostructures. Less-Common Nanostructures: Simple Linear 2-D and 3-D Nanostructures. Special Topics: Coordination (Metal-Complex) Nanomaterials. Conclusions.