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.