Posted: November 16, 2009

The optics of nanomaterials

(Nanowerk News) While the chemistry, physics, and optical properties of simple atoms and molecules are quite well understood, this new book demonstrates that there is much to be learned about the optics of nanomaterials.
Through comparative analysis of the size-dependent optical response from nanomaterials, it is shown that although strides have been made in computational chemistry and physics, bridging length scales from nano to macro remains a major challenge.
Organic, molecular, polymer, and biological systems are shown to be potentially useful models for assembly. Our progress in understanding the optical properties of biological nanomaterials is important driving force for a variety of applications.
Form the contents:
– Fabrication and Basic Properties of Nanomaterials
– Electron Energy States in Quantum Confined Systems
– Interband Optical Transitions in Spatially-Quantized Structures
– Linear Optical Properties of Quantum Confined Systems
– Optics of Organic Nanomaterials
– Optics of Metallic Nanoparticles
– Nonlinear Optics of Quantum Confined Systems
– Optical Properties of Nanostructured Bio-Materials
– Nano-Photonics
Source: Pan Stanford Publishing