Semiconductor and Metal Nanocrystals: Synthesis and Electronic and Optical Properties

1st Edition

Victor I. Klimov

CRC Press
Published November 7, 2003
Reference - 500 Pages
ISBN 9780824747169 - CAT# DK5750
Series: Optical Science and Engineering

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The vast technological potential of nanocrystalline materials, as well as current intense interest in the physics and chemistry of nanoscale phenomena, has led to explosive growth in research on semiconductor nanocrystals, also known as nanocrystal quantum dots, and metal nanoparticles. Semiconductor and Metal Nanocrystals addresses current topics impacting the field including synthesis and assembly of nanocrystals, theory and spectroscopy of interband and intraband optical transitions, single-nanocrystal optical and tunneling spectroscopies, electrical transport in nanocrystal assemblies, and physical and engineering aspects of nanocrystal-based devices.

Written by experts who have contributed pioneering research, this reference comprises key advances in the field of semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots and metal nanoparticles over the past several years.

Focusing specifically on nanocrystals generated through chemical techniques, Semiconductor and Metal Nanocrystals

  • Merges investigative frontiers in physics, chemistry, and engineering
  • Documents advances in nanocrystal synthesis and assembly
  • Explores the theory of electronic excitations in nanoscale particles
  • Presents comprehensive information on optical spectroscopy of interband and intraband optical transitions
  • Reviews data on single-nanocrystal optical and tunneling spectroscopies
  • Weighs controversies related to carrier relaxation dynamics in ultrasmall nanoparticles
  • Discusses charge carrier transport in nanocrystal assemblies
  • Provides examples of lasing and photovoltaic nanocrystal-based devices

    Semiconductor and Metal Nanocrystals is a must read for scientists, engineers, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students interested in the physics and chemistry of nanoscale semiconductor and metal particles, as well as general nanoscale science.

    About the Editor:

    VICTOR I. KLIMOV is Team Leader, Softmatter Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy Team, Chemistry Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico. The recipient of the Los Alamos Fellows Prize (2000), he is a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, leader of the Nanophotonics and Nanoelectronics Thrust of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (U.S. Department of Energy), a member of the Los Alamos Board of Governors of the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter, and a member of the Steering Committee for the Los Alamos Quantum Institute. He received the M.S. (1978), Ph.D. (1981), and Dr. Sci. (1993) degrees from Moscow State University, Russia.
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