Anisotropic Nanomaterials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications by Quan LiAnisotropic Nanomaterials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications by Quan Li

Anisotropic Nanomaterials: Preparation, Properties, and Applications

byQuan Li

Hardcover | June 25, 2015

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In this book anisotropic one-dimensional and two-dimensional nanoscale building blocks and their assembly into fascinating and qualitatively new functional structures embracing both hard and soft components are explained. Contributions from leading experts regarding important aspects like synthesis, assembly, properties and applications of the above materials are compiled into a reference book. The anisotropy, i.e. the direction-dependent physical properties, of materials is fascinating and elegant and has sparked the quest for anisotropic materials with useful properties. With such a curiosity, material scientists have ventured into the realm of nanometer length scale and have explored the anisotropic nanoscale building blocks such as metallic and nonmetallic particles as well as organic molecular aggregates. It turns out that the anisotropic nanoscale building blocks, in addition to direction-dependent properties, exhibit dimension and morphology dependence of physical properties. Moreover, ordered arrays of anisotropic nanoscale building blocks furnish novel properties into the resulting system which would be entirely different from the properties of individual ones. Undoubtedly, these promising properties have qualified them as enabling building blocks of 21st century materials science, nanoscience and nanotechnology. Readers will find this book professionally valuable and intellectually stimulating in the rapidly emerging area of anisotropic nanomaterials.

Quan Li, Ph.D., is Director of the Organic Synthesis and Advanced Materials Laboratory at the Liquid Crystal Institute of Kent State University, where he is also Adjunct Professor in the Chemical Physics Interdisciplinary Program. He has directed research
projects funded by US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), US Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFSOR), US Army Research Office (ARO), US Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (DoD MURI), US National Science Foundation (NSF), US Department of Energy (DOE), US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Ohio Third Frontier, and Samsung Electronics, among others.

Li's group in Kent has successfully synthesized the first bio-inspired porphyrins capable of being perpendicularly aligned, the first light-driven chiral molecular motors with a tunable Bragg reflection over 2000 nm, the first nanoscale light-driven chiral molecular switch capable of reversible and dynamic phototuning reflection color ...
Title:Anisotropic Nanomaterials: Preparation, Properties, and ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:500 pagesPublished:June 25, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319182927

ISBN - 13:9783319182926

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Anisotropic Gold Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Assembly, and Optical Applications.- Semiconducting Nanowires for Energy.- Piezotronic One-Dimensional Nanomaterials: Preparation and Applications.- Other Metal (e.g. Platinum or Silver) on Gold Nanorods.- Quantum Rods (Cadmium Selenide, Cadmium Telluride, Lead Sulphide).- Factors in Shape Evolution of Anisotropic Noble Metal Nanostructures.- Silicon Nanowires: Fabrication and Application.- Anisotropic Nanocrystals: Synthesis and Applications.- Assembling Nanorods in Organic Media.- Aligned Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications.- Self-Assembled Graphenes.- Functionalized Graphene for Energy and Fuel.- Self-Assembled Organic Anisotropic Nanomaterials: Preparation and Applications.- Liquid Crystal Blue Phase.- Liquid Crystalline Columnar Phase: Self-assembled One-Dimensional Organic Semiconductors.- Anisotropic Nanocolloidal Templating.