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Introductory Nanoscience

Physical and Chemical Concepts, 1st Edition

By Masaru Kuno

Garland Science

420 pages | 250 Color Illus.

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Description

Designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, Introductory Nanoscience asks key questions about the quantitative concepts that underlie this new field. How are the optical and electrical properties of nanomaterials dependent upon size, shape, and morphology? How do we construct nanometer-sized objects? Using solved examples throughout the chapters, this textbook shows to what extent we may predict the behavior and functionality of nanomaterials by understanding how their properties change with scale. Fundamental concepts are reinforced through end-of-chapter problems and further reading. Students will appreciate complete derivations of relevant equations, simplified assumptions for practical calculations, listed references, and a historical overview about the development of colloidal quantum dots.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Structure

3. Length Scales

4. Types of Nanostructures

5. Absorption and Emission Basics

6. A Quantum Mechanics Review

7. Model Quantum Mechanics Problems

8. Additional Model Problems

9. Density of States

10. Bands

11. Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory

12. Interband Transitions

13. Synthesis

14. Characterization

15. Applications

Appendix

About the Author

Masaru Kuno earned his PhD at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, followed by an NRC postdoctoral fellowship at JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder. He is Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame working on the synthesis and optical microscopy of solution-based semiconductor nanowires.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
TEC027000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Nanotechnology & MEMS
TEC059000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Biomedical