1st Edition

Semiconductor Nanocrystals and Metal Nanoparticles Physical Properties and Device Applications

Edited By Tupei Chen, Yang Liu Copyright 2017
    526 Pages
    by CRC Press

    526 Pages 118 Color & 239 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    526 Pages 118 Color & 239 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Semiconductor nanocrystals and metal nanoparticles are the building blocks of the next generation of electronic, optoelectronic, and photonic devices. Covering this rapidly developing and interdisciplinary field, the book examines in detail the physical properties and device applications of semiconductor nanocrystals and metal nanoparticles. It begins with a review of the synthesis and characterization of various semiconductor nanocrystals and metal nanoparticles and goes on to discuss in detail their optical, light emission, and electrical properties. It then illustrates some exciting applications of nanoelectronic devices (memristors and single-electron devices) and optoelectronic devices (UV detectors, quantum dot lasers, and solar cells), as well as other applications (gas sensors and metallic nanopastes for power electronics packaging).

    • Focuses on a new class of materials that exhibit fascinating physical properties and have many exciting device applications.

    • Presents an overview of synthesis strategies and characterization techniques for various semiconductor nanocrystal and metal nanoparticles.

    • Examines in detail the optical/optoelectronic properties, light emission properties, and electrical properties of semiconductor nanocrystals and metal nanoparticles.

    • Reviews applications in nanoelectronic devices, optoelectronic devices, and photonic devices.

    Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystals and Nanoparticles. Size- and Shape-Controlled ZnO Nanostructures for Multifunctional Devices. From Basic Physical Properties of InAs/InP Quantum Dots to State-of-the-Art Lasers for 1.55 μm Optical Communications: An Overview. Optical, Photoluminescence, and Vibrational Spectroscopy of Metal Nanoparticles. Silicon Nanocrystals: Properties and Potential Applications. Electronic and Optical Properties of Si and Ge Nanocrystals. Light Emission Properties of Si Nanocrystals Embedded in a Dielectric Matrix. Optical Properties of Semiconductor Nanoparticles in Photoelectrochemical Cells. Second-Order Nonlinear Susceptibility in Quantum Dot Structures. Metallic Nanopastes for Power Electronic Packaging. Applications of Metal Nanoparticles and Nanostructures Fabricated Using Ultrafast Laser Ablation in Liquids. Exploring the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Two-Dimensional Electron Gas: From Fundamental to Technical Applications. Novel Nanoelectronic Device Applications of Nanocrystals and Nanoparticles.


    Tupei Chen received his PhD from the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, in 1994. He is currently an associate professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research areas include electronic and optoelectronic/photonic applications of nanoscale materials, novel memory devices, memristors and applications in artificial neural networks, Si photonics, and metal oxide thin films and applications in flexible/transparent devices. He is the author or coauthor of more than 250 peer-reviewed journal papers, more than 120 conference presentations, and 6 book chapters. He has filed several U.S. patents. He has supervised more than 20 PhD students and over 10 postdoctoral research staff.

    Yang Liu received his BSc in microelectronics from Jilin University, China, in 1998 and his PhD from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in 2005. From May 2005 to July 2006, he was a research fellow at Nanyang Technological University. In 2006, he was awarded the prestigious Singapore Millennium Foundation Fellowship. In 2008, he joined the School of Microelectronics, University of Electronic Science and Technology, China, as a full professor. He is the author or coauthor of over 120 peer-reviewed journal papers and more than 80 conference papers. He has filed one U.S. patent and more than 30 Chinese patents. His current research includes advanced memory devices and their applications in artificial neural networks, RFICs, and photonic/optoelectronic devices and ICs.

    "It is a good book, reflecting the latest progress in the multidiscipline field of semiconductor nanocrystals and metal particles to some extent."
    —S.J. Xu, The University of Hong Kong

    "A great book in nanocrystals and metal nanoparticles; A must have if you are into semiconductor physics and devices."
    —Sam Zhang, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore