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Chirality at the Nanoscale: Nanoparticles, Surfaces, Materials and More

Chirality at the Nanoscale: Nanoparticles, Surfaces, Materials and More

David B. Amabilino (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-62535-2

Feb 2009

380 pages



The only standard reference in this exciting new field combines the physical, chemical and material science perspectives in a synergic way.
This monograph traces the development of the preparative methods employed to create nanostructures, in addition to the experimental techniques used to characterize them, as well as some of the surprising physical effects. The chapters cover every category of material, from organic to coordination compounds, metals and composites, in zero, one, two and three dimensions. The book also reviews structural, chemical, optical, and other physical properties, finishing with a look at the future for chiral nanosystems.
An introduction to chirality at the nanoscale
Optically active supramolecules
Chiral Nanoparticles
Gels as a media for functional chiral nanofibers
Expression of chirality in polymers
Nanoscale exploration of molecular and supramolecular chirality at metal surfaces under ultrahigh-vacuum conditions
Expression of chirality on physisorbed monolayers observed by scanning tunnelling microscopy
Structure and function of chiral architectures of amphiphilic molecules at the air/water interface
Nanoscale stereochemistry in liquid crystals
The nanoscale aspects of chirality in crystal growth: Structure and heterogeneous equilibria
Switching at the nanoscale: Chiroptical machines and switches
Chiral nanoporous materials

"The numerous references to recently developed materials will allow the reader to investigate this very interesting area of material research in considerable detail." (IEEE Electrical Insultaion Magazine, June 2010)

"The book is well designed with several well-illustrated color figures. Each chapter ends with a list of references that are updated to 2007. This book is considered to be the first text to be published in the field of chirality in nanoscience. It is highly recommended to analytical chemists, materials scientists and physical chemists among others and its cost is very well justified." (Chromatographia, November 2009)

"This book provides a timely insight into how Pasteur’s classic concepts translate into the rapidly-growing field of nanotechnology, explaining in one place the wide range of new and intriguing ‘nanochiral’ phenomena which have recently been observed." (Chemistry World, May 2009)