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Nanostructured advanced materials. Perspectives and directions

Jortner, Joshua and Rao, C. N. R. (2002) Nanostructured advanced materials. Perspectives and directions. Pure and Applied Chemistry, 74 (9). pp. 1491-1506.

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Abstract

A focus of frontline interdisciplinary research today is the development of the conceptual framework and the experimental background of the science of nanostructured materials and the perspectives of its technological applications. We consider some current directions in the preparation, characterization, manipulation, and interrogation of nanomaterials, in conjunction with the modeling of the unique structure­dynamics­function relations of nanostructures and their assemblies. The implications of quantum size and shape effects on the energetics, nuclear­electronic level structure, electric-optical response and dynamics, reveal new unique physical phenomena that qualitatively differ from those of the bulk matter and provide avenues for the control of the function of nanostructures. Current applications in the realm of nanoelectronics, nanooptoelectronics, and information nanoprocessing are addressed, and other directions highlighted. Chemical sciences make a central contribution to this novel and exciting scientific­technological area.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:3944
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:03 Feb 2009 04:19
Last Modified:03 Feb 2009 04:19

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