This comprehensive tutorial guide to silicon nanomaterials spans from fundamental properties, growth mechanisms, and processing of nanosilicon to electronic device, energy conversion and storage, biomedical, and environmental applications. It also presents core knowledge with basic mathematical equations, tables, and graphs in order to provide the reader with the tools necessary to understand the latest technology developments.
From low-dimensional structures, quantum dots, and nanowires to hybrid materials, arrays, networks, and biomedical applications, this Sourcebook is a complete resource for anyone working with this materials:
- Covers fundamental concepts, properties, methods, and practical applications.
- Focuses on one important type of silicon nanomaterial in every chapter.
- Discusses formation, properties, and applications for each material.
- Written in a tutorial style with basic equations and fundamentals included in an extended introduction.
- Highlights materials that show exceptional properties as well as strong prospects for future applications.
Klaus D. Sattler is professor physics at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, having earned his PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He was honored with the Walter Schottky Prize from the German Physical Society, and is the editor of the sister work also published by Taylor & Francis, Carbon Nanomaterials Sourcebook, as well as the acclaimed multi-volume Handbook of Nanophysics.
Table of Contents
Part I. Low-Dimensional Structures. Part II. Clusters, Nanoparticles, Quantum Dots. Part III. Nanowires, Nanotubes
Part I. Arrays, Hybrids, Core-Shell. Part II. Functional Materials. Part III. Industrial Nanosilicon
Klaus D. Sattler accepted a position as professor of physics at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, in 1988. There, he initiated a research group for nanophysics, which, using scanning probe microscopy, obtained the first atomic-scale images of carbon nanotubes directly confirming the graphene network. In 1994, his group produced the first carbon nanocones. He has also studied the formation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) and nanoparticles in hydrocarbon flames in collaboration with ETH Zurich. Other research has involved the nanopatterning of nanoparticle films, charge density waves on rotated graphene sheets, band gap studies of quantum dots, and graphene folds. His current work focuses on novel nanomaterials and solar photocatalysis with nanoparticles for the purification of water.
He is the editor of the seven-volume Handbook of Nanophysics (CRC Press, 2011), Fundamentals of Picoscience (CRC Press, 2014), and the forthcoming Carbon Nanomaterials Sourcebook (CRC Press, 2016). Among his many other accomplishments, Dr. Sattler was awarded the prestigious Walter Schottky Prize from the German Physical Society in 1983. At the University of Hawaii, he teaches courses in general physics, solid state physics, and quantum mechanics.