Focusing on both academic questions and applications of self-assembly of this extremely important class of compounds, this book discusses not only the self-organization of inorganic and magnetic nanocrystals, but also their collective optical and magnetic properties, as well as the in-situ fabrication of metal nanoparticles in solid matrices. Professor Marie-Paule Pileni, a distinguished leader in this field, is joined by a select group of expert authors to provide 14 chapters covering important aspects of self-assembled nanomaterials. The result is invaluable reading for inorganic and physical chemists, colloid chemists, polymer chemists, materials scientists, physicists, and chemical engineers working with and/or developing nanoparticle systems.
Marie-Paule Pileni is a Distinguished Professor and Director of LM2N at the Paris VI University and chairperson of the Institut Universitaire de France. She is a recipient of the Langmuir award of the ACS, the lecture award of the Japanese Chemical Society, the Research Award of the Humboldt Foundation in Germany and the Descartes-Huygens Prize of the Royal Netherlands Academy, and was the French citation laureate, the ISI Award for the most-quoted French scientist. Professor Pileni is a member of the European Academy of Science as well as the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and has a doctorate honoris causa from Chalmers University, Goteborg, Sweden. She is Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur.
List of Contributors. 1. Self-Organization of Inorganic Nanocrystals (L. Motte, et al.). 2. Structures of Magnetic Nanoparticles and Their Self-Assembly (Z. Wang, et al.). 3. Self-Organization of Magnetic Nanocrystals at the Mesoscopic Scale: Example of Liquid-Gas Transitions (J. Richardi & M. Pileni). 4. In Situ Fabrication of Metal Nanoparticles in Solid Matrices(J. He & T. Kunitake). 5. Three-Dimensional Self-Assemblies of Nanoparticles (S. Matsushita & S. Onoue). 6. Dissipative Structures and Dynamic Processes for Mesoscopic Polymer Patterning (M. Shimomura). 7. Self-Assemblies of Anisotropic Nanoparticles: Mineral Liquid Crystals (P. Davidson & J. Gabriel). 8. Collective Properties Due to Self-Organization of Silver Nanocrystals (A. Brioude, et al.). 9. Scanning Tunneling Luminescence from Metal Nanoparticles (F. Charra). 10. Collective Magnetic Properties of Organizations of Magnetic Nanocrystals (C. Prtit, et al.). 11. Exploitation of Self-Assembled Nanostructures in Optical Biosensors (J. Fendler). 12. Nano Lithography (D. Ingert & M. Pileni). 13. Shrinkage Cracks: a Universal Feature (M. Pileni). Subject Index.