About this book
In recent years there have been great advances in the development of new nanomaterials. To facilitate the progress of new materials it is essential to understand the underlying principles at the nanoscale.
Nanoscopic Materials provides an accessible overview of the physico-chemical and physical principles of nanomaterials including electronic structure, magnetic properties, thermodynamics of size dependence and phase transitions and dynamics of clusters and two-dimensional systems. This new edition has been fully revised and updated to reflect recent developments in new nanomaterials including graphene and core–shell structures, properties of nano-structured and intelligent surfaces as well as applications in catalysis and energy. Additional chapters cover the development of nucleation and crystal shape engineering; self-assembly and biomimetics for fabricating nanostructures.
With helpful illustrations and summaries of key points in every chapter, this advanced textbook is ideal for graduate students of chemistry and materials science and researchers new to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
- Bulk and Interface
- Geometric Structure, Magic Numbers, and Coordination Numbers of Small Clusters
- Electronic Structure
- Magnetic Properties
- Thermodynamics of Finite Size Systems
- Adsorption, Phase Behaviour and Dynamics of Surface Layers and in Pores
- Phase Transitions and Dynamics of Clusters
- Phase Transitions of Two-Dimensional Systems
- Nucleation and Crystal Shape Engineering
- Self-assembly and Biomimetics
- Selected Applications of Nanomaterials