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Semiconductor and Metal Nanocrystals

Synthesis and Electronic and Optical Properties, 1st Edition

Edited by Victor I. Klimov

CRC Press

500 pages

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The vast technological potential of nanocrystalline materials, as well as current intense interest in the physics and chemistry of nanoscale phenomena, has led to explosive growth in research on semiconductor nanocrystals, also known as nanocrystal quantum dots, and metal nanoparticles. Semiconductor and Metal Nanocrystals addresses current topics impacting the field including synthesis and assembly of nanocrystals, theory and spectroscopy of interband and intraband optical transitions, single-nanocrystal optical and tunneling spectroscopies, electrical transport in nanocrystal assemblies, and physical and engineering aspects of nanocrystal-based devices.

Written by experts who have contributed pioneering research, this reference comprises key advances in the field of semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots and metal nanoparticles over the past several years.

Focusing specifically on nanocrystals generated through chemical techniques, Semiconductor and Metal Nanocrystals

  • Merges investigative frontiers in physics, chemistry, and engineering

  • Documents advances in nanocrystal synthesis and assembly

  • Explores the theory of electronic excitations in nanoscale particles

  • Presents comprehensive information on optical spectroscopy of interband and intraband optical transitions

  • Reviews data on single-nanocrystal optical and tunneling spectroscopies

  • Weighs controversies related to carrier relaxation dynamics in ultrasmall nanoparticles

  • Discusses charge carrier transport in nanocrystal assemblies

  • Provides examples of lasing and photovoltaic nanocrystal-based devices

    Semiconductor and Metal Nanocrystals is a must read for scientists, engineers, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students interested in the physics and chemistry of nanoscale semiconductor and metal particles, as well as general nanoscale science.

    About the Editor:

    VICTOR I. KLIMOV is Team Leader, Softmatter Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy Team, Chemistry Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico. The recipient of the Los Alamos Fellows Prize (2000), he is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, leader of the Nanophotonics and Nanoelectronics Thrust of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (U.S. Department of Energy), a member of the Los Alamos Board of Governors of the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter, and a member of the Steering Committee for the Los Alamos Quantum Institute. He received the M.S. (1978), Ph.D. (1981), and Dr. Sci. (1993) degrees from Moscow State University, Russia.

  • Table of Contents


    ''Soft ''Chemical Synthesis and Manipulation of Semiconductor Nanocrystals, J.A. Hollingsworth and V.I. Klimov

    Electronic Structure in Semiconductor Nanocrystals, D.J. Norris

    Fine Structure and Polarization Properties of Band-Edge Excitons in Semiconductor Nanocrystals, A.L. Efros

    Intraband Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Colloidal Semiconductor Quantum Dots, P. Guyot-Sionnest, M. Shim, and C. Wang

    Charge Carrier Dynamics and Optical Gain in Nanocrystal Quantum Dots:From Fundamental Photophysics to Quantum Dot Lasing, V.I. Klimov

    Optical Dynamics in Single Semiconductor Quantum Dots, K.T. Shimizu and M.G. Bawendi

    Electrical Properties of Semiconductor Nanocrystals, D.S. Ginger and N.C. Greenham

    Tunneling and Optical Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanocrystal Quantum Dots:Single-Particle and Ensemble Properties, U. Banin and O. Millo

    9.III -V Quantum Dots and Quantum Dot Arrays: Synthesis, Optical Properties, Photogenerated Carrier Dynamics, and Applications to Photon Conversion, A.J. Nozik and O.I. Micic


    Synthesis and Fabrication of Metal Nanocrystal Superlattices, R.C. Doty, M.B.Sigman, Jr., C.A. Stowell, P.S. Shah, A.E. Saunders, and B.A. Korgel

    Optical Spectroscopy of Surface Plasmons in Metal Nanoparticles, S. Link and M. A.El-Sayed

    Time-Resolved Spectroscopy of Metal Nanoparticles, G.V. Hartland



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    SCIENCE / Optics
    TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General