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Nanocrystals Forming Mesoscopic Structures

ISBN: 978-3-527-31170-5
346 pages
December 2005
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Focusing on both academic questions and applications of self-assembly of this extremely important class of compounds, this book discusses not only the self-organization of inorganic and magnetic nanocrystals, but also their collective optical and magnetic properties, as well as the in-situ fabrication of metal nanoparticles in solid matrices.
Professor Marie-Paule Pileni, a distinguished leader in this field, is joined by a select group of expert authors to provide 14 chapters covering important aspects of self-assembled nanomaterials. The result is invaluable reading for inorganic and physical chemists, colloid chemists, polymer chemists, materials scientists, physicists, and chemical engineers working with and/or developing nanoparticle systems.
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Table of Contents

Self-Organization of Inorganic Nanocrystals
Structures of Magnetic Nanoparticles and Their Self-Assembly
Self-Organization of Magnetic Nanocrystals at the Mesoscopic Scale: Example of Liquid-Gas Transitions
In Situ Fabrication of Metal Nanoparticles in Solid Matrices
Three-Dimensional Self-Assemblies of Nanoparticles
Dissipative Structures and Dynamic Processes for Mesoscopic Polymer Patterning
Self-Assemblies of Anisotropic Nanoparticles: Mineral Liquid Crystals
Collective Properties Due to Self-Organization of Silver Nanocrystals
Scanning Tunneling Luminescence from Metal Nanoparticles
Collective Magnetic Properties of Organizations of Magnetic Nanocrystals
Exploitation of Self-Assembled Nanostructures in Optical Biosensors
Nano Lithography
Shrinkage Cracks: a Universal Feature
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Author Information

Marie-Paule Pileni is a Distinguished Professor and Director of LM2N at the Paris VI University and chairperson of the Institut Universitaire de France. She is a recipient of the Langmuir award of the ACS, the lecture award of the Japanese Chemical Society, the Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation in Germany and the Descartes-Huygens Prize of the Royal Netherlands Academy, and was the French citation laureate, the ISI Award for the most-quoted French scientist. Professor Pileni is a member of the European Academy of Science as well as the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and has a doctorate honoris causa from Chalmers University, Göteborg, Sweden. She is Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur.
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"This multi-authored book focuses on the science and applications of self assembly, including the self organization of inorganic and magnetic nanocrystals, their collective optical and magnetic properties, and the in situ fabrication of metal nanoparticles in solid matrices."

"... a very good resource for beginning graduate students and researchers new to the field..."
Journal of the American Chemical Society

"This book offers a new look at this rather new topic. It is by no means exhaustive, but its table of contents and subject index are thorough and helpful...This book is a good beginning, with much more to come in the future."
Angewandte Chemie

"... the book is a good starting point for new researchers in this field and certainly a doorstep to a world of nano-decoration."
Journal of Metals Online

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