Metal Nanoparticles and Clusters - Advances in Synthesis, Properties and Applications
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This book covers the continually expanding field of metal nanoparticles and clusters, in particular their size-dependent properties and quantum phenomena. The approaches to the organization of atoms that form clusters and nanoparticles have been advancing rapidly in recent times. These advancements are described through a combination of experimental and computational approaches and are covered in detail by the authors. Recent highlights of the various emerging properties and applications ranging from plasmonics to catalysis are showcased.
Describes new synthetic approaches to metal clusters including using electrochemical techniques and bio-templates
Showcases recent properties and applications of nanoparticles and clusters, such as biomedical imaging, catalysis, nanomedicine, and plasmonics
Discusses colloidal catalysis and the emerging field of single atom catalysis
Examines complementary techniques that can be used to depict the structure and properties of nanoparticles and clusters
Dr. Francis Leonard Deepak is a Group Leader in the Department of Advanced Electron Microscopy, Imaging and Spectroscopy at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal. He received his PhD at the Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore, India. His broad area of research is focused on the use of advanced electron microscopic techniques for the study of materials/nanomaterials for various applications, as well as in the study of fundamental physical phenomena and dynamics at the nanoscale.