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Colloids and Colloid Assemblies: Synthesis, Modification, Organization and Utilization of Colloid Particles

Colloids and Colloid Assemblies: Synthesis, Modification, Organization and Utilization of Colloid Particles

Frank Caruso (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-60610-8 December 2006 621 Pages




Written by outstanding experts in the colloids field, this book deals with the recent developments in the synthesis, modification, utilization and application of colloids. The types covered range from metal nanoparticles through to inorganic particles and polymer latexes. Strategies for their modification to impart new properties will be outlined and ordered assemblies derived from colloid particles and some applications for colloids are shown.
A multidisciplinary audience spread throughout academia and industry alike will certainly appreciate this first concise collection of knowledge in book form for this topic.


1. Latex Particles (Klaus Tauer).

2. Semiconductor Nanoparticles (Andrey L. Rogach, Dmitri V. Talapin and Horst Weller).

3. Monolayer Protected Clusters of Gold and Silver (Mathias Brust and Christopher J. Kiely).

4. Sonochemical Synthesis of Inorganic and Organic Colloids (Franz Grieser and Muthupandian Ashokkumar).

5. Colloidal Nanaoreactors and Nanocontainers (Marc Sauer and Wolfgang Meier).

6. Miniemulsions for the Convenient Synthesis of Organic and Inorganic Nanoparticles and “Single Molecule” Applications in Materials Chemistry (Katharina Landfester and Markus Antonietti).

7. Metal and Semiconductor Nanoparticle Modification via Chemical Reactions (Luis M. Liz Marzán).

8. Nanoscale Particle Modification via Sequential Electrostatic Assembly (Frank Caruso).

9. Colloidal Crystals: Recent Developments and Niche Applications (Younan Xia, Hiroshi Fudouzi, Yu Lu, and Yadong Yin).

10. Surface-directed Colloids Patterning: Selective Deposition via Electrostatic and Secondary Interactions (Paula T. Hammond).

11. Evolving Strategies of Nanomaterials Design (Sean Davis).

12. Nanoparticle Organization at the Air-water Interface and in Langmuir-Blodgett Films (Murali Sastry).

13. Layer-by-layer Self-assembly of Metal Nanaparticles on Planar Substrates: Fabrication and Properties (Thierry P. Cassagneau).

14. Assembly of Electrically Functional Microstructures from Colloidal Particles (Orlin D. Velev).

15. 3D Ordered Macroporous Materials (Rick C. Schroden and Andreas Stein).

16. Semiconductor Quantum Dots as Multicolor and Ultrasensitive Biological Labels (Warren C.W. Chan, Xiaohu Gao and Shuming Nie).

17. Colloids for Encoding Chemical Libraries: Applications in Biological Screening (Bronwyn J. Battersby, Lisbeth Grøndahl, Gwendolyn A. Lawrie, and Matt Trau).

18. Polyelectrolyte Microcapsules as Biomimetic Models (Gleb B. Sukhorukov and Helmuth Möhwald).

Subject Index.

Materials Today, May 2004

"In general the production quality of the publication is of the high level that one naturally associates with the publisher. The writing is clear and concise, and the figures are mostly attractive and informative. ... In essence this is a timely work, collecting together the latest research in all the facets of the subject matter. This makes the book a wise acquisition even for those well up-to-date in their own field - there will certainly be a lot of new information and concepts here for everyone. It is both a good read and a helpful reference work."
Dr. Andrew N. Shipway, Mempile Israel Ltd., Kiryat Hatikshoret, Neve Ilan, CHEMPHYSCHEM, 11/2004

"A strength of the book is that the contributing authors are leading researchers on the topics presented and have backgrounds in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering or biomedical engineering. This enables the work to have wide applicability to the activities of a multidisciplinary audience of scientists and engineers. Much of the text reads like a compilation of excellent review articles, however, relevant basic science concepts that are fundamental to current and future developments are also provided. ... The book is exciting and full of new ideas and directions for the thirty year horizon and beyond. It is a reference that many willl want to read from cover to cover."
Chekesha Liddell, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY,
Advanced Materials, Vol. 16, No. 22, November 18, 2004

"In view of the rapid developments in the application of nanoparticles and nanomaterials in many technological and other fields, as emphasized at the beginning of this review, this book has appeared at just the right time, and the authors and publisher deserve special thanks for that."
Angewandte Chemie I.E., Vol. 43, No. 41, 2004