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Optics of Nanomaterials (Second Edition)

by Vladimir Gavrilenko and Volodymyr Ovechko

Vladimir Gavrilenko has developed an extremely useful book for scientists who are interested in the rapidly developing field of nanomaterials with emphasis on the optical properties of these materials. The book covers many different kinds of optical properties (linear and nonlinear, coherent and incoherent) and many different kinds of materials (carbon and silicon-based, metals, semiconductors, and biological nanomaterials). For each topic there is a careful discussion of fundamental theory as well as specific applications that have proven important to the development of the field. There are also extensive citations to recent papers.

Prof. George C. Schatz, Northwestern University, USA
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814774598
  • Subject: Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
  • Published: August 2019
  • Pages: 480

Nanomaterials are mainly categorized into three groups: fundamental building blocks, dispersions or composites of building blocks in randomly ordered matrices, and spatially resolved, ordered nanostructures. Today, nanomaterials that offer some unique optical properties may find application as pure materials or may be integrated into larger structures. This book presents examples of both pure and composite materials that include organic–inorganic nanocomposites and quantum dots embedded into different matrices for various applications in modern nanotechnology.

This edition has been thoroughly revised and updated with the most recent developments in the field. The newly added introductory paragraphs will help students and young researchers in better understanding the chapters. The new sections on frequently used physical constants and units conversions as well as the updated bibliography add to the book’s utility. This textbook is unique compared with its counterparts in the market in respect of its scope as it contains introductory sections to the important topics on nanomaterial optics. This feature broadens its readership from engineers and researchers working in the field of materials science and optics, to lecturers, graduate students, and beginners who want to deepen their knowledge in nanomaterial optics.

Key Features:

  • Highly updated second edition of the book including most recent developments in the field
  • Consists of new introductory paragraphs added to Chapters 2 and 4
  • Updated Appendix with commonly used physical constants and unit conversions in optics
  • Refreshed bibliography with 40 new references and many new editions of books referenced