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This concise edition of Hari Singh Nalwa's Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology fills the needs of scientists and students working in chemistry, physics, materials science, electrical engineering, polymer science, surface science, spectroscopy, and biotechnology. This version of the Handbook contains 16 chapters particularly focused on synthesis and fabrication as well as the electrical and optical properties of nanoscale materials.

The 5-volume reference Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology, published in October 1999, created widespread interest in researchers in the field of nanotechnology and many of our colleagues expressed interest in a shorter version of our major reference work. The Handbook will serve the objectives of providing state-of-the-art information on many aspects of nanostructured materials and emerging nanotechnology.

Presenting the eagerly anticipated concise edition of the classic work of reference in nanostructured materials and nanotechnology
Provides comprehensive coverage of the dominant technology of the 21st century
Written by a truly international list of contributors

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Dr. H. S. Nalwa is the Managing Director of the Stanford Scientific Corporation, Los Angeles, California. He was Head of Department and R&D Manager at the Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation in Los Angeles (1999-2000) and a staff scientist at the Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., Japan (1990-1999). He has authored more than 150 scientific articles and 18 patents on electronic and photonic materials and devices. He has edited the following books: Ferroelectric Polymers (Marcel Dekker, 1995), Nonlinear Optics of Organic Molecules and Polymers (CRC Press, 1997), Organic Electroluminescent Materials and Devices (Gordon & Breach, 1997), Handbook of Organic Conductive Molecules and Polymers, Vol. 1-4 (John Wiley & Sons, 1997), Low and High Dielectric Constant Materials Vol. 1-2 (Academic Press, 1999), Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology, Vol. 1-5 (Academic Press, 1999), Handbook of Advanced Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices, Vol. 1-10 (Academic Press, 2000), Advanced Functional Molecules and Polymers, Vol. 1-4 (Gordon & Breach, 2001), Photodetectors and Fiber Optics (Academic Press, 2001), Supramolecular Photosensitive and Electroactive Materials (Academic Press, 2001), Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology (Academic Press, 2001), Handbook of Thin Film Materials, Vol. 1-5 (Academic Press, 2001), and Handbook of Surfaces and Interfaces of Materials, Vol. 1-5 (Academic Press, 2001). The Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology (Vol. 1-5) edited by him received the 1999 Award of Excellence from the Association of American Publishers.Dr. Nalwa serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Macromolecular Science-Physics, Applied Organometallic Chemistry (1993-1999), International Journal of Photoenergy,andPhotonics Science News. He was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Porphyrin

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Nanotechnology is the science and engineering of creating materials, functional structures, and devices on a nanometer scale. In scientific terminology “nano” means 10 9 : one nanometer is equivalent to one thousandth of a micrometer, one millionth of a millimeter, and one billionth of a meter. Nanostructured inorganic, organic, and biological materials may have existed in nature since the evolution of life on Earth. Some evident examples are microorganisms, fine-grained minerals in rocks, nanoparticles in bacteria, and smoke. From a biological viewpoint, the DNA double helix has a diameter of about 2 nm, whereas ribosomes have a diameter of 25 nm. Atoms have a size of 1 to 4 angstroms. Therefore, nanostructured materials could hold tens of thousands of atoms all together. On a micro-meter scale, an excellent example is a human hair, which has a diameter of 50 to 100 µm.

Why are we so fascinated with downsizing materials to a nanoscale? The fundamental physical, chemical, and biological properties of materials are surprisingly altered as their constituent grains are decreased to a nanometer scale owing to their size, shape, surface chemistry, and topology. For example, 6-nm copper grains show five times more hardness than conventional copper. Cadmium selenide (CdSe) can be made to yield any color in the spectrum simply by controlling the size of its constituent grains. Therefore, nanotechnology has generated much interest in the scientific community, and it has become a very active area of research. There are several major government programs on research and development of nanostructured materials and nanotechnology in the United States, Europe, and Asia. A new vision of molecular nanotechnology will develop in the coming years, and we may see many technological breakthroughs in creating materials atom by atom. The resulting new inventions will have a widespread impact on the fields of science, engineering, and medicine.

The five-volume Handbook of Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology published in October 1999 by the Editor created much interest in the field of nanotechnology, and many of our colleagues looked for a short version of this major reference work. Therefore, the current condensed version of this handbook contains 16 selected chapters particularly focused on the synthesis and fabrication aspects and the electrical and optical properties of nanoscale materials. The chapters on synthesis include Chemical Synthesis of Nanostructured Metals, Metals Alloys, and Semiconductors, by K. E. Gonsalves, S. P. Rangarajan, and J. Wang; Nanocomposites Prepared by Sol-Gel Methods: Synthesis and Characterization, by K. C. Kwiatkowski and C. M. Lukehart; Low-Temperature Compaction of Nanosize Powders, by E. J. Gonzalez and G. J. Piermarini; Semiconductor Nanoparticles, by P. V. Kamat, K. Murakoshi, Y. Wada, and S. Yanagida; Colloidal Quantum Dots of III-V Semiconductors, by O. I. Micic and A. !

J. Nozik; Strained-Layer Heteroepitaxy to Fabricate Self-Assembled Semiconductor Islands, by W. H. Weinberg, C. M. Reaves, B. Z. Nosho, R. I. Pelzel, and S. P. Denbaars; Hybrid Magnetic–Semiconductor Nanostructures, by F. M. Peeters and J. De Boeck; Carbon Nanotubes, by P. M. Ajayan; and Encapsulation and Crystallization Behavior of Materials Inside Carbon Nanotubes, by J. Sloan and M. L. H. Green. Two chapters provide details of the electronic properties of nanostructured materials: Silicon-Based Nanostructures, by T. P. Sidiki and C. M. Sotomayor Torres; and Electronic Transport Properties of Quantum Dots, by M. A. Reed, J. W. Sleight, and M. R. Deshpande.

Because nanoscale semiconductor materials exhibit very interesting optical properties, we have included two chapters on this topic: Photorefractive Semiconductor Nanostructures, by D. D. Nolte, M. R. Melloch, Y. Ding, M. Dinu, K. M. Kwolek, and I. Lahiri; and Linear and Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy of Semiconductor Nanocrystals, by V. I. Klimov. Organic materials offer tremendous possibilities of modifying structures and their functions on a nanometer scale, and we have included two chapters on supramolecular nanostructures: Molecular and Supramolecular Nanomachines, by M. Gomez-Lopez and J. Fraser Stoddart; and Functional Nanostructures Incorporating Responsive Modules, by A. C. Benniston and P. R. Mackie. Finally, we have included a chapter on the biological aspects of nanotechnology: Structure, Behavior, and Manipulation of Nanoscale Biological Assemblies, by T. Bayburt, J. Carlson, B. Godfrey, M. Shank-Retzlaff, and S. G. Sligar.

I hope this condensed version of the handbook will be useful for scientists and students working in chemistry, physics, materials science, electrical engineering, polymer science, surface science, spectroscopy, and biotechnology. This handbook provides state-of-the-art information on many aspects of nanostructured materials and emerging nanotechnology.

I owe my deepest appreciation for the cooperation and patience of my wife, Dr. Beena Singh Nalwa, the moral support of my parents, Sri Kadam Singh and Srimati Sukh Devi, and the love of my children, Surya Singh, Ravina Singh, and Eric Singh, in this exciting enterprise.

Hari Singh Nalwa

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