Handbook of Nanophysics: Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Nanophysics

Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots, 1st Edition

Edited by Klaus D. Sattler

CRC Press

716 pages | 16 Color Illus. | 545 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781420075441
pub: 2010-09-17
SAVE ~$36.00
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429193163
pub: 2016-04-19
from $28.98

FREE Standard Shipping!


In the 1990s, nanoparticles and quantum dots began to be used in optical, electronic, and biological applications. Now they are being studied for use in solid-state quantum computation, tumor imaging, and photovoltaics. Handbook of Nanophysics: Nanoparticles and Quantum Dots focuses on the fundamental physics of these nanoscale materials and structures. Each peer-reviewed chapter contains a broad-based introduction and enhances understanding of the state-of-the-art scientific content through fundamental equations and illustrations, some in color.

This volume provides an overview of the major categories of nanoparticles, including amorphous, magnetic, ferroelectric, and zinc oxide nanoparticles; helium nanodroplets; and silicon, tetrapod-shaped semiconductor, magnetic ion-doped semiconductor, and natural polysaccharide nanocrystals. It also describes their properties and interactions. In the group of chapters on nanofluids, the expert contributors discuss the stability of nanodispersions, liquid slip at the molecular scale, thermophysical properties, and heat transfer. They go on to examine the theory, self-assembly, and teleportation of quantum dots.

Nanophysics brings together multiple disciplines to determine the structural, electronic, optical, and thermal behavior of nanomaterials; electrical and thermal conductivity; the forces between nanoscale objects; and the transition between classical and quantum behavior. Facilitating communication across many disciplines, this landmark publication encourages scientists with disparate interests to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects and incorporate the theory and methodology of other areas into their work.

Table of Contents

Types of Nanoparticles

Amorphous Nanoparticles, Vo Van Hoang

Magnetic Nanoparticles, Gunter Reiss and Andreas Hutten

Ferroelectric Nanoparticles, Julia M. Wesselinowa, Thomas Michael, and Steffen Trimper

Helium Nanodroplets, Carlo Callegari, Wolfgang Jager, and Frank Stienkemeier

Silicon Nanocrystals, Hartmut Wiggers and Axel Lorke

ZnO Nanoparticles, Raj K. Thareja and Antaryami Mohanta

Tetrapod-Shaped Semiconductor Nanocrystals, Roman Krahne and Liberato Manna

Fullerene-Like CdSe Nanoparticles, Silvana Botti

Magnetic Ion–Doped Semiconductor Nanocrystals, Shun-Jen Cheng

Nanocrystals from Natural Polysaccharides, Youssef Habibi and Alain Dufresne

Nanoparticle Properties

Acoustic Vibrations in Nanoparticles, Lucien Saviot, Alain Mermet, and Eugene Duval

Superheating in Nanoparticles, Shaun C. Hendy and Nicola Gaston

Spin Accumulation in Metallic Nanoparticles, Seiji Mitani, Kay Yakushiji, and Koki Takanashi

Photoinduced Magnetism in Nanoparticles, Vassilios Yannopapas

Optical Detection of a Single Nanoparticle, Taras Plakhotnik

Second-Order Ferromagnetic Resonance in Nanoparticles, Derek Walton

Catalytically Active Gold Particles, Ming-Shu Chen

Isoelectric Point of Nanoparticles, Rongjun Pan and Kongyong Liew

Nanoparticles in Cosmic Environments, Ingrid Mann

Nanoparticles in Contact

Ordered Nanoparticle Assemblies, Aaron E. Saunders and Brian A. Korgel

Biomolecule-Induced Nanoparticle Aggregation, Soumen Basu and Tarasankar Pal

Magnetic Nanoparticle Assemblies, Dimitris Kechrakos

Embedded Nanoparticles, Leandro L. Araujo and Mark C. Ridgway

Coupling in Metallic Nanoparticles: Approaches to Optical Nanoantennas, Javier Aizpurua and Garnett W. Bryant

Metal-Insulator Transition in Molecularly Linked Nanoparticle Films, Amir Zabet-Khosousi and Al-Amin Dhirani

Tribology of Nanoparticles, Lucile Joly-Pottuz

Plasmonic Nanoparticle Networks, Erik Dujardin and Christian Girard


Stability of Nanodispersions, Nikola Kallay, Tajana Preočanin, and Davor Kovačević

Liquid Slip at the Molecular Scale, Tom B. Sisan, Taeil Yi, Alex Roxin, and Seth Lichter

Newtonian Nanofluids in Convection, Stephane Fohanno, Cong Tam Nguyen, and Guillaume Polidori

Theory of Thermal Conduction in Nanofluids, Jacob Eapen

Thermophysical Properties of Nanofluids, S.M. Sohel Murshed, Kai Choong Leong, and Chun Yang

Heat Conduction in Nanofluids, Liqiu Wang and Xiaohao Wei

Nanofluids for Heat Transfer, Sanjeeva Witharana, Haisheng Chen, and Yulong Ding

Quantum Dots

Core-Shell Quantum Dots, Gil de Aquino Farias and Jeanlex Soares de Sousa

Polymer-Coated Quantum Dots, Anna F.E. Hezinger, Achim M. Goepferich, and Joerg K. Tessmar

Kondo Effect in Quantum Dots, Silvano De Franceschi and Wilfred G. van der Wiel

Theory of Two-Electron Quantum Dots, Jan Petter Hansen and Eva Lindroth

Thermodynamic Theory of Quantum Dots Self-Assembly, Xinlei L. Li and Guowei W. Yang

Quantum Teleportation in Quantum Dots System, Hefeng Wang and Sabre Kais


About the Editor

Klaus D. Sattler is a professor of physics at the University of Hawaii-Manoa in Honolulu. A pioneer in nanophysics, Dr. Sattler built the first atomic cluster source in 1980, which became a cornerstone for nanoscience and nanotechnology. In 1994, his research group at the University of Hawaii produced the first carbon nanocones. His current research focuses on novel nanomaterials, tunneling spectroscopy of quantum dots, and solar photocatalysis with nanoparticles for the purification of water. Dr. Sattler has been a recipient of the Walter Schottky Prize from the German Physical Society

About the Series

Handbook of Nanophysics

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Physics
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics