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Anisotropic and shape-selective nanomaterials structure-property relationships /

This book reviews recent advances in the synthesis, characterization, and physico-chemical properties of anisotropic nanomaterials. It highlights various emerging applications of nanomaterials, including sensing and imaging, (bio)medical applications, environmental protection, plasmonics, catalysis,...

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Other Authors: Hunyadi, Simona E., Larsen, George K., Coopersmith, Kaitlin J., SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: Electronic
Language: English
Published: Cham : Springer, 2017.
Physical Description: 1 online resource (x, 470 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series: Nanostructure science and technology.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface; Contents; About the Editors; Introduction and Fundamentals; 1 An Introduction to Nanotechnology; Abstract; References; 2 Nanoscale Materials: Fundamentals and Emergent Properties; Abstract; 2.1 Introduction; 2.1.1 Dimensionality and Optical Properties; 2.1.2 Polarization and Anisotropy; 2.1.3 Crystalline Anisotropy; 2.1.4 Anisotropic Nanoparticle Structures; Spheres; Rods, Wires and Tubes; Cubes, Hexagons, Triangles; Branched and Other Shapes; 2.2 Conclusions; References; 3 Synthetic Strategies for Anisotropic and Shape-Selective Nanomaterials.
  • Abstract3.1 Introduction; 3.1.1 Bottom-Up Fabrication: The Chemical Approach; Overview; Chemical Reduction; Seed Mediated Approach; 3.1.2 Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Synthesis; Microwave Irradiation; 3.1.3 Self-assembly; 3.2 Top-Down Fabrication: The Engineering Approach; 3.2.1 Overview; 3.2.2 Nano-Lithography; Photolithography; Scanning Beam Lithography; Scanning Probe Lithography; 3.2.3 Pattern Transfer and Templates; Nanosphere Lithography; Spontaneously and Naturally Occurring Templates; 3.2.4 Thin Film Growth.
  • Physical Vapor Deposition3.2.4.2 Chemical Vapor Deposition; 3.3 Classification; 3.3.1 Metal and Metal Oxides; 3.3.2 Semiconductor Nanostructures; 3.3.3 Hybrid Nanostructures; 3.3.4 Carbon Nanostructures; 3.4 Conclusions; References; 4 Characterization of Anisotropic and Shape-Selective Nanomaterials: Methods and Challenges; Abstract; 4.1 Overview; 4.2 Structural and Chemical Characterization; 4.2.1 Microscopy; 4.2.2 Diffraction and Scattering Techniques; Dynamic Light Scattering; X-ray Scattering and Diffraction; Electron Diffraction.
  • 4.2.3 Spectroscopic Techniques4.2.3.1 Optical Spectroscopy; Polarization-Dependent Measurements; Other Spectroscopies; 4.3 "Bulk" Property Characterization; 4.4 Conclusion; References; Effect of the Morphology and the Nanometric Dimension of Materials on Their Physico-Chemical Properties; 5 Anisotropic Metallic and Metallic Oxide Nanostructures-Correlation Between Their Shape and Properties; Abstract; 5.1 Sensing and Optical Imaging; 5.1.1 Sensing via Inelastic Light Scattering-Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering; 5.1.2 Sensing Based on Surface-Enhanced Fluorescence (SEF)
  • 5.1.3 Sensing Based on Nanoparticle's Aggregation-Colorimetric Sensors5.1.4 Sensing Based on Plasmon Shifts with Local Refractive Index; 5.2 Medical and Biological Applications; 5.2.1 Metallic Nanostructures; 5.2.2 Non-metallic Nanostructures; 5.3 Catalysis and Electrocatalysis; 5.4 Environmental Applications; 5.4.1 Detection and Sequestration of Environmental Contaminants; 5.4.2 Detection and Destruction of Environmental Contaminants; 5.5 Energy Related Applications; 5.5.1 Conversion of Solar Energy to Fuel; 5.5.2 Energy Storage Materials; 5.6 Photothermal Applications.