Nanotechnology in Australia Showcase of Early Career Research
This book reports current nanotechnology research from Australia, in addition to being the first trial of a new workshop program for the professional development of early career researchers (ECRs, including research students). It showcases the professional talents and high-quality writing of ECRs and also describes the workshop program, organized under the auspices of the Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network, designed to facilitate this.
The nanotechnology research topics include plasmonics, the building blocks of plasmonic circuits; the use of metal nanoparticles to improve infrared light trapping in solar cell applications; methods for the bulk synthesis of graphene; synthesis of nanorods of vanadium compounds for energy storage; nanodiamonds, superparamagnetic nanoparticles and synthesis of hollow nanostructured silica, along with a discussion of their applications; molecular dynamics modelling of self-cleaning coatings; metal nanostructure-enhanced fluorescence and its biological applications; luminescent nano-bioprobes for bioassays and bioimaging; biomimicry leading to olfactory nano-biosensors; and superparamagnetic nanoparticles as MRI contrast agents.
Plasmonic Circuits: Manipulating Light on the Nanoscale Kristy Cherie Vernon
Nanoplasmonics for Light Trapping in Solar Cells F. J. Beck, S. Mokkapati, and K. R. Catchpole
Theoretical Nanoscale Design of Self-Cleaning Coatings George Yiapanis, David J. Henry, Evan Evans, and Irene Yarovsky
Nitrogen-Vacancy Colour Centres in Diamond: Theory, Characterisation, and Applications C. Bradac, T. Gaebel, J. R. Rabeau, and A. S. Barnard
Nanorods of Vanadium Compounds: Synthesis, Characterisation, and Application in Electrochemical Energy Storage Alexey M. Glushenkov, Mohd Faiz Hassan, Denisa Hulicova- Jurcakova, and Ying Chen
Fabrication of Metal Nanoparticles by Laser Ablation Mushtaq A. Sobhan, Martin Ams, Michael J. Withford, and Ewa M. Goldys
Synthesis and Application of Hollow Nanostructured Silica Jian Liu, Shi Zhang Qiao, and Gao Qing (Max) Lu
Chemical Synthesis of Graphene: From Single Layers to Several Grams M. Choucair and J. A. Stride
Diagnosing Diseases with Rust: Magnetic Nanoparticles for Biomedical Imaging M. R. J. Carroll, R. C. Woodward, M. J. House, T. G. St. Pierre, P. P. Huffstetler, W. C. Miles, R. M. Davis, and J. S. Riffle
Long-Lifetime Luminescent Nanobioprobes for Advanced Cytometry Biosensing Dayong Jin, Jingli Yuan, and James PiperChapter
Metal Nanostructure-Enhanced Fluorescence and Its Biological Applications Wei Deng, Dayong Jin, and Ewa M. Goldys
Making Sense of It All: A Review of Olfactory Biosensing Kelly Bailey
"I am highly delighted by the book. Written by excellent research teams of highly renowned research institutes and university schools, the chapters give a broad overview on very actual and hot research topics, including experimental parts that clearly describe the use of state-of-the-art and cutting-edge characterization tools and methods at the nanoscale. This is of great interest for experienced and young professionals and late stage students in that area. In most cases, the chapters also provide information about possible future applications of the described nanomaterials, which is of great general interest. Overall, I think it is an excellent book that highlights the latest research in nanotechnology."
— Prof. Peter Majewski, University of South Australia, Australia