Supra-materials Nanoarchitectonics provides the latest information on design at the nanoscale, presenting a range of the new challenges that arise as the manipulation techniques that work at the macro- and micro-scale do not work at the nanoscale. The term nanoarchitectonics, coined by Japan's National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), describes the organized interactions required at the nanoscale, replacing the traditional structure-building approach used in materials design.
Nanoarchitectonics approaches material design via a profound understanding of the interactions between individual nanostructures and their organization. As the nanoarchitectonics paradigm fits well with the discipline of supramolecular chemistry, this book brings together these two approaches to demonstrate the potential of supramolecular nanoarchitectonics in the development of new materials, both at the nano- and macro-scale.
Katsuhiko Ariga has been working on supramolecular chemistry especially related with self-assembly processes, ultrathin films and molecular recognitions. Accomplishments in his researches contribute significantly developments of biomemetic systems as well as physicochemical understanding on interfacial phenomena. Especially, pioneer researches of layer-layer supramolecular assembly have been highly evaluated, and he is also recognized as an authority of supramolecular recognition at the interfaces. Total citation of entire researches exceeded 7000 times. Now, his research team is working on frontier researches for supramolecular materials through entire bottom-up process. Masakazu Aono is highly recognized worldwide for his many distinguished research results over 35 years in the fields of surface science, nanoscience, and nanotechnology. His research is characterized by originality for making epochal advances and by surprising results. e made with his group at RIKEN and later at NIMS pioneering contributions both with novel analytical instrumentation and in novel, advanced technologies and nanochemistry, demonstrating both astonishing scientific and technological depth and breath in "Nano".
Part 1. Nanoarchitectonics of Basics Materials Chapter 1. Nanocluster Science Chapter 2. Highly Luminescent Metal Nanocluster Molecules Chapter 3. Biomimetic Morphology Control of Metal Oxides and Their Site-Selective Immobilization Chapter 4. Molecular Surface Arrangement to Control Dynamic Dewettability Part 2. Nanoarchitectonics of Inorganic Materials Chapter 5. Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Nanoarchitecture at Mesoscale Chapter 6. Nanoarchitectonic Metals Chapter 7. Functional Layered Compounds for Nanoarchitectonics Part 3. Nanoarchitectonics of Bio-Materials and for Biomedicals Chapter 8. Engineering DNA Molecules for Morphological Reconfiguration Chapter 9. Smart Polymers With Nanoarchitectonics Chapter 10. Crystal-Induced Nanoarchitectonics of Organic Polymer Materials Chapter 11. Nanoarchitectonics for Cyclodextrin-Mediated Solubilization and Nanoassembly of Therapeutic Agents Part 4. Nanoarchitectonics for Energy/Environment Chapter 12. Nanoarchitectonics Towards Smart Chemical Sensing Chapter 13. Nanoarchitectonics for Energy and Environment