Nanomaterials are mainly categorized into three groups: fundamental building blocks, dispersions or composites of building blocks in randomly ordered matrices, and spatially resolved, ordered nanostructures. Today, nanomaterials that offer some unique optical properties may find application as pure materials or may be integrated into larger structures. This book presents examples of both pure and composite materials that include organic–inorganic nanocomposites and quantum dots embedded into different matrices for various applications in modern nanotechnology.
This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated with the most recent developments in the field. The newly added introductory paragraphs will help students and young researchers in better understanding the chapters. The new sections on frequently used physical constants and units conversions as well as the updated bibliography add to the book’s utility. This textbook is unique compared with its counterparts in the market in respect of its scope as it contains introductory sections to the important topics on nanomaterial optics. This feature broadens its readership from engineers and researchers working in the field of materials science and optics, to lecturers, graduate students, and beginners who want to deepen their knowledge in nanomaterial optics.
Table of Contents
Fabrication and Classification of Nanomaterials
Electron Energy Structure and Optics of Nanostructured Materials
Optical Absorption and Fluorescence of Nanomaterials
Excitons in Quantum Confined Systems
Raman Spectroscopy of Nanomaterials
Coherent Optical Spectroscopy of Quantum Dots
Nonlinear Optics of Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
Optics of Organic Nanomaterials
Optics of Biological Nanomaterials
Vladimir I. Gavrilenko is a founder and chief executive officer of Vlexco LLC, an engineering consultancy focused on optical, electrical, nanotechnological, and materials engineering initiatives. He received his MS from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine, and his PhD and DSc (habilitation) from the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. His academic and research background is based on computational materials science and optics of surfaces and interfaces. Dr. Gavrilenko has extensive experience in industry and academia. For several decades, he taught graduate university courses in materials science and optics of materials. He has authored and coauthored more than 140 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, two books, and seven book chapters.
"Vladimir Gavrilenko has developed an extremely useful book for scientists who are interested in the rapidly developing field of nanomaterials with emphasis on the optical properties of these materials. The book covers many different kinds of optical properties (linear and nonlinear, coherent and incoherent) and many different kinds of materials (carbon and silicon-based, metals, semiconductors, and biological nanomaterials). For each topic there is a careful discussion of fundamental theory as well as specific applications that have proven important to the development of the field. There are also extensive citations to recent papers."
- Prof. George C. Schatz, Northwestern University, USA
"The author is well known in this field and the book reflects his depth of knowledge and experience. It covers a number of areas, from fundamentals of optics of quantum-confined systems, to the integration of photonics with nanoscale detection and covers carbon, semiconductor and organic nanomaterials. The book is well illustrated. I recommend it as a useful, technical introduction to the optics of nanomaterials, both at a fundamental level of understanding and in terms of measurement and current material properties."
- Prof. Peter R. Hobson, Brunel University London, UK, Contemporary Physics