Photonanotechnology for Therapeutics and Imaging

Photonanotechnology for Therapeutics and Imaging
Author: Seok Ki Choi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2020-02-14
ISBN 10: 0128178418
ISBN 13: 9780128178416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photonanotechnology for Therapeutics and Imaging Book Review:

Photonanotechnology for Therapeutics and Imaging surveys major concepts and recent advances in the use of photonanotechnology with nanomaterials reported in various interdisciplinary fields, including chemistry, materials science, biomedical engineering and biomedicine. This book discusses the impact of this technology on the advancement of therapeutic modalities and imaging methods in cancers, infectious diseases and other serious diseases. Photonanotechnology studies the design principle, application and development of photoactive nanomaterials. It applies light-controlled strategies for the development of nanotherapeutics, imaging agents and diagnostic nanodevices. Provides the latest information on photocontrolled drug delivery systems Details how photoactive nanomaterials are designed to release reactive oxygen species (ROS) for photodynamic therapy (PDT) Explains how photoactive nanomaterials have the ability to induce surface plasmonic heating for photothermal therapeutic (PTT) effects

Dyes and Photoactive Molecules in Microporous Systems

Dyes and Photoactive Molecules in Microporous Systems
Author: Virginia Martínez-Martínez,Fernando López Arbeloa
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2020-12-15
ISBN 10: 303056634X
ISBN 13: 9783030566340
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dyes and Photoactive Molecules in Microporous Systems Book Review:

This book provides an overview of the design, synthesis, and characterization of different photoactive hybrid organic-inorganic materials, based on the combination of mainly organic molecules and inorganic nanostructures, tackling their uses in different scientific fields from photonics to biomedicine. There are many examples extensively describing how the confinement of organic compounds (i.e. chromophores, photochromic molecules or photoreactants), or other photoactive compounds (i.e.metal clusters) into several microporous systems can modulate the photophysical properties and photochemical reactions leading to interesting applications. Among (ordered)-hosts, different systems of diverse nature are widely used, such as the, the 1D- or 3D- channels of zeolitic frameworks, interlayer space of 2D-clays, the organic nanospace of curcubituril and cyclodextrins or the organo-inorganic porous crystalline MOFs systems. This volume highlights the advances of these photoactive materials and aims to be an inspiration for researchers working in materials science and photochemistry, including chemists, material engineers, physicists, biologists, and medical researchers.

Applications of Nanoscience in Photomedicine

Applications of Nanoscience in Photomedicine
Author: Michael R. Hamblin,Pinar Avci
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2015-02-17
ISBN 10: 1908818786
ISBN 13: 9781908818782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applications of Nanoscience in Photomedicine Book Review:

Nanoscience has become one of the key growth areas in recent years. It can be integrated into imaging and therapy to increase the potential for novel applications in the field of photomedicine. In the past commercial applications of nanoscience have been limited to materials science research only, however, in recent years nanoparticles are rapidly being incorporated into industrial and consumer products. This is mainly due to the expansion of biomedical related research and the burgeoning field of nanomedicine. Applications of Nanoscience in Photomedicine covers a wide range of nanomaterials including nanoparticles used for drug delivery and other emerging fields such as optofluidics, imaging and SERS diagnostics. Introductory chapters are followed by a section largely concerned with imaging, and finally a section on nanoscience-enabled therapeutics. Covers a comprehensive up-to-date information on nanoscience Focuses on the combination of photomedicine with nanotechnology to enhance the diversity of applications Pioneers in the field have written their respective chapters Opens a plethora of possibilities for developing future nanomedicine Easy to understand and yet intensive coverage chapter by chapter

Cancer Theranostics

Cancer Theranostics
Author: Xiaoyuan Chen,Stephen Wong
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2014-03-20
ISBN 10: 0124078842
ISBN 13: 9780124078840
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cancer Theranostics Book Review:

Aiding researchers seeking to eliminate multi-step procedures, reduce delays in treatment and ease patient care, Cancer Theranostics reviews, assesses, and makes pertinent clinical recommendations on the integration of comprehensive in vitro diagnostics, in vivo molecular imaging, and individualized treatments towards the personalization of cancer treatment. Cancer Theranostics describes the identification of novel biomarkers to advance molecular diagnostics of cancer. The book encompasses new molecular imaging probes and techniques for early detection of cancer, and describes molecular imaging-guided cancer therapy. Discussion also includes nanoplatforms incorporating both cancer imaging and therapeutic components, as well as clinical translation and future perspectives. Supports elimination of multi-step approaches and reduces delays in treatments through combinatorial diagnosis and therapy Fully assesses cancer theranostics across the emergent field, with discussion of biomarkers, molecular imaging, imaging guided therapy, nanotechnology, and personalized medicine Content bridges laboratory, clinic, and biotechnology industries to advance biomedical science and improve patient management

Non Noble Metal Catalysis

Non Noble Metal Catalysis
Author: Robertus J. M. Klein Gebbink,Marc-Etienne Moret
Publsiher: Wiley-VCH
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 3527340610
ISBN 13: 9783527340613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Non Noble Metal Catalysis Book Review:

An expert overview of current research, applications, and economic and environmental advantages The study and development of new homogeneous catalysts based on first-row metals (Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu) has grown significantly due to the economic and environmental advantages that non-noble metals present. Base metals offer reduced cost, greater supply, and lower toxicity levels than noble metals?enabling greater opportunity for scientific investigation and increased development of practical applications. Non-Noble Metal Catalysis provides an authoritative survey of the field, from fundamental concepts and computational methods to industrial applications and reaction classes. Recognized experts in organometallic chemistry and homogeneous catalysis, the authors present a comprehensive overview of the conceptual and practical aspects of non-noble metal catalysts. Examination of topics including non-innocent ligands, proton-coupled electron transfer, and multi-nuclear complexes provide essential background information, while areas such as kinetic lability and lifetimes of intermediates reflect current research and shifting trends in the field. This timely book demonstrates the efficacy of base metal catalysts in the pharmaceutical, fine-chemical, and agrochemical industries, addressing both environmental and economic concerns. Providing essential conceptual and practical exploration, this valuable resource: -Illustrates how unravelling new reactivity patterns can lead to new catalysts and new applications -Highlights the multiple advantages of using non-noble metals in homogenous catalysis -Demonstrates how the availability of non-noble metal catalysis reduces costs and leads to immense savings for the chemical industry -Reveals how non-noble metal catalysis are more sustainable than noble metals such as palladium or platinum Non-Noble Metal Catalysis: Molecular Approaches and Reactions is an indispensable source of up-to-date information for catalytic chemists, organic chemists, industrial chemists, organometallic chemists, and those seeking to broaden their knowledge of catalytic chemistry.

Nanocomposites for Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration

Nanocomposites for Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration
Author: Huinan Liu
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2016-02-23
ISBN 10: 178242475X
ISBN 13: 9781782424758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanocomposites for Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration Book Review:

Nanocomposites for Musculoskeletal Tissue Regeneration discusses the advanced biomaterials scientists are exploring for use as tools to mimic the structure of musculoskeletal tissues. Bone and other musculoskeletal tissues naturally have a nanocomposite structure, therefore nanocomposites are ideally suited as a material for replacing and regenerating these natural tissues. In addition, biological properties such as biointegration and the ability to tailor and dope the materials make them highly desirable for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration. Provides a comprehensive discussion on the design and advancements made in the use of nanocomposites for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration Presents an In-depth coverage of material properties Includes discussions on polymers, ceramics, and glass

Nanoscience in Dermatology

Nanoscience in Dermatology
Author: Michael R. Hamblin,Pinar Avci,Tarl Prow
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2016-08-13
ISBN 10: 0128029455
ISBN 13: 9780128029459
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoscience in Dermatology Book Review:

Nanoscience in Dermatology covers one of the two fastest growing areas within dermatological science, nanoscience and nanotechnology in dermatology. Recently, great progress has been made in the research and development of nanotechnologies and nanomaterials related to various applications in medicine and, in general, the life sciences. There is increasing enthusiasm for nanotechnology applications in dermatology (drug delivery, diagnostics, therapeutics, imaging, sensors, etc.) for understanding skin biology, improving early detection and treatment of skin diseases, and in the design and optimization of cosmetics. Light sensitive nanoparticles have recently been explored, opening a new era for the combined applications of light with nanotechnology, also called photonanodermatology. However, concerns have been raised regarding the adverse effects of intentional and unintentional nanoparticle exposure and their toxicity. Written by experts working in these exciting fields, this book extensively covers nanotechnology applications, together with the fundamentals and toxicity aspects. It not only addresses current applications of nanotechnology, but also discusses future trends of these ever-growing and rapidly changing fields, providing scientists and dermatologists with a clear understanding of the advantages and challenges of nanotechnology in skin medicine. Provides knowledge of current and future applications of nanoscience and nanotechnology in dermatology Outlines the fundamentals, methods, toxicity aspects, and other relevant aspects for nanotechnology based applications in dermatology Coherently structured book written by experts working in the fields covered

Nanocarriers for Cancer Diagnosis and Targeted Chemotherapy

Nanocarriers for Cancer Diagnosis and Targeted Chemotherapy
Author: Muhammad Raza Shah,Muhammad Imran,Shafi Ullah
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2019-07-13
ISBN 10: 0128163119
ISBN 13: 9780128163115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanocarriers for Cancer Diagnosis and Targeted Chemotherapy Book Review:

Nanocarriers for Cancer Diagnosis and Targeted Chemotherapy reviews the principles and applications of nanocarriers for targeted drug delivery. Drug targeting involves active and passive strategies that exploit both the use of ligands for interactions and the physical and chemical properties of nanocarriers and micro-environments at target sites. Multidrug resistance and adverse side effects associated with anticancer drugs have attracted greater scientific attention and led formulation scientists to specifically target these drugs to target sites. Nanocarriers like liposomes, niosomes, gold nanorods, carbon nanotubes, and micelles are discussed for the delivery of drugs to specific disease sites. This is an important reference source for researchers in the biomedical and biomaterials fields who want to gain an understanding on how nanotechnology is used for earlier diagnoses and more effective cancer treatment. Explores the fundamental principles of drug targeting through different nano-carriers, highlighting major applications Shows how the use of nanocarriers is leading to quicker cancer diagnosis and more effective treatment Discusses the major challenges of using nanocarriers for drug delivery and assesses how to overcome these barriers

Nanotechnologies in Preventive and Regenerative Medicine

Nanotechnologies in Preventive and Regenerative Medicine
Author: Vuk Uskokovic
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN 10: 0323480640
ISBN 13: 9780323480642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnologies in Preventive and Regenerative Medicine Book Review:

Nanotechnologies in Preventative and Regenerative Medicine demonstrates how control at the nanoscale can help achieve earlier diagnoses and create more effective treatments. Chapters take a logical approach, arranging materials by their area of application. Biomaterials are, by convention, divided according to the area of their application, with each chapter outlining current challenges before discussing how nanotechnology and nanomaterials can help solve these challenges This applications-orientated book is a valuable resource for researchers in biomedical science who want to gain a greater understanding on how nanotechnology can help create more effective vaccines and treatments, and to nanomaterials researchers seeking to gain a greater understanding of how these materials are applied in medicine. Demonstrates how nanotechnology can help achieve more successful diagnoses at an earlier stage Explains how nanomaterials can be manipulated to create more effective drug treatments Offers suggestions on how the use of nanotechnology might have future applications to create even more effective treatments

Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water

Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water
Author: Mamadou Diallo,Anita Street,Richard Sustich,Jeremiah Duncan,Nora Savage
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2009-02-12
ISBN 10: 9780815519737
ISBN 13: 0815519737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water Book Review:

The World Health Organization in 2004 estimated approximately 1.1 billion people did not have access to clean water and that 35% of Third World residents died from water-borne illnesses. While the situation is grim, recent advances strongly indicate that many of the current water quality problems can be addresses – and potentially resolved – using nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is already having a dramatic impact on research in water quality and Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water highlights both the challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection. Here you will find detailed information on breakthroughs, cutting edge technologies, current research, and future trends that may affect acceptance of widespread applications. The first four parts of the book cover specific topics including using nanotechnology for clean drinking water in both large scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems. For instance, recent advances show that many of the current problems involving water quality can be addressed using nanosorbents, nanocatalysts, bioactive nanoparticles, nanostructured catalytic membranes, and nanoparticle enhanced filtration. The book also discusses existing technologies and future potential for groundwater remediation, pollution prevention, and sensors. The final part discusses the inherent societal implications that may affect acceptance of widespread applications. Over 80 leading experts from around the world share their wealth of knowledge in this truly unique reference. Institutions such as Center for the Purification of Water and Systems (Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign); UCLA Water Technology Center; Carnegie Mellon University, University of Kentucky; The University of Western Ontario; Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; National Institute for Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Japan), Munasinghe Institute for Development (Sri Lanka) and the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars are just a few of the knowledge centers represented in this book. Water quality is a serious, global issue in which government bodies and scientific communities face many challenges in ensuring clean water is available to everyone. Nanotechnology is already showing dramatic results, and this book is an attempt to share current technologies and future possibilities in reaching this goal. From the Foreword: "Researchers and practitioners may find in this volume, key challenges regarding clean water resources. The presentations may crystallize new research and education programs." - Mihail Roco, U.S. National Science Foundation and U.S. Nanotechnology Initiative • Contributors from the US, India, Canada, Japan, UK, Sri Lanka, and South Africa • Provides detailed information on breakthroughs, cutting edge technologies, current research, and future trends that may affect acceptance of widespread applications • Covers specific topics including using nanotechnology for clean drinking water in both large scale water treatment plants and in point-of-use systems. • Discusses existing technologies and future potential for groundwater remediation, pollution prevention, and sensors • Highlights both the challenges and the opportunities for nanotechnology to positively influence this area of environmental protection.

Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Author: Shoei K. Huang,Mark A. Wood
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 650
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1437713688
ISBN 13: 9781437713688
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias Book Review:

The breadth and range of the topics covered, and the consistent organization of each chapter, give you simple but detailed access to information on anatomy, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, mapping, and ablation. the book includes a unique section on troubleshooting difficult cases for each arrhythmia, and the use of tables, illustrations, and high-quality figures is unmatched among publications in the field.

Inkheart

Inkheart
Author: Sonia Sander
Publsiher: Scholastic
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780545007061
ISBN 13: 0545007062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inkheart Book Review:

Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, Mo, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.

Delivery of Therapeutics for Biogerontological Interventions

Delivery of Therapeutics for Biogerontological Interventions
Author: Wing-Fu Lai
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 0128172762
ISBN 13: 9780128172766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delivery of Therapeutics for Biogerontological Interventions Book Review:

Delivery of Therapeutics for Biogerontological Interventions: From Concepts to Experimental Design provides tactics on how to facilitate planning and research in interventive biogerontology. The book helps create clearer directions for the translation of existing advances in delivery technologies, from lab to practice. It is ideal as a starting point for scientists, clinicians and those interested in the field of biogerontology, biomedicine or nanotechnology, comprehensively discussing how to translate bench works to practicable tactics that retard the aging process. Using support from recent advances reported in literature, this title takes advantage of delivery technologies to develop biogerontological interventions, from concept to experimental design. Provides the first comprehensive reference to guide researchers through the process of intervention development, from concepts, to practicable interventions Covers the information needed to exploit the use of delivery technologies in intervention biogerontology Presents complete coverage of advances in the field, all of which are supported by full color photographs, figures and references

Nano and Microscale Drug Delivery Systems

Nano  and Microscale Drug Delivery Systems
Author: Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 514
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN 10: 0323527280
ISBN 13: 9780323527286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nano and Microscale Drug Delivery Systems Book Review:

Nano- and Microscale Drug Delivery Systems: Design and Fabrication presents the developments that have taken place in recent years in the field of micro- and nanoscale drug delivery systems. Particular attention is assigned to the fabrication and design of drug delivery systems in order to i) reduce the side effects of therapeutic agents, ii) increase their pharmacological effect, and iii) improve aqueous solubility and chemical stability of different therapeutic agents. This book is designed to offer a cogent, concise overview of current scholarship in this important area of research through its focus on the characterization and fabrication of a variety of nanomaterials for drug delivery applications. It is an invaluable reference source for both biomaterials scientists and biomedical engineers who want to learn more about how nanomaterials are engineered and used in the design of drug delivery nanosystems. Shows how micro- and nanomaterials can be engineered to create more effective drug delivery systems Summarizes current nanotechnology research in the field of drug delivery systems Explores the pros and cons of using particular nanomaterials as therapeutic agents Serves as a valuable reference for both biomaterials scientists and biomedical engineers who want to learn more about how nanomaterials are engineered and used in the design of drug delivery nanosystems

Novel Designs of Early Phase Trials for Cancer Therapeutics

Novel Designs of Early Phase Trials for Cancer Therapeutics
Author: Shivaani Kummar,Chris Takimoto
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2018-05-22
ISBN 10: 0128125705
ISBN 13: 9780128125700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Designs of Early Phase Trials for Cancer Therapeutics Book Review:

Novel Designs of Early Phase Trials for Cancer Therapeutics provides a comprehensive review by leaders in the field of the process of drug development, the integration of molecular profiling, the changes in early phase trial designs, and endpoints to optimally develop a new generation of cancer therapeutics. The book discusses topics such as statistical perspectives on cohort expansions, the role and application of molecular profiling and how to integrate biomarkers in early phase trials. Additionally, it discusses how to incorporate patient reported outcomes in phase one trials. This book is a valuable resource for medical oncologists, basic and translational biomedical scientists, and trainees in oncology and pharmacology who are interested in learning how to improve their research by using early phase trials. Brings a comprehensive review and recommendations for new clinical trial designs for modern cancer therapeutics Provides the reader with a better understanding on how to design and implement early phase oncology trials Presents a better and updated understanding of the process of developing new treatments for cancer, the exciting scientific advances and how they are informing drug development

Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy

Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy
Author: Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu,Anton Ficai
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 0323461506
ISBN 13: 9780323461504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy Book Review:

Nanostructures for Cancer Therapy discusses the available preclinical and clinical nanoparticle technology platforms and their impact on cancer therapy, including current trends and developments in the use of nanostructured materials in chemotherapy and chemotherapeutics. In particular, coverage is given to the applications of gold nanoparticles and quantum dots in cancer therapies. In addition to the multifunctional nanomaterials involved in the treatment of cancer, other topics covered include nanocomposites that can target tumoral cells and the release of antitumoral therapeutic agents. The book is an up-to-date overview that covers the inorganic and organic nanostructures involved in the diagnostics and treatment of cancer. Provides an examination of nanoparticle delivery systems for cancer treatment, illustrating how the use of nanotechnology can help provide more effective chemotherapeutic treatments Examines, in detail, the different types of nanomaterials used in cancer therapy, also explaining the effect of each Provides a cogent overview of recent developments in the use of nanostructured materials in chemotherapeutics, allowing readers to quickly familiarize themselves with this area

Fullerens Graphenes and Nanotubes

Fullerens  Graphenes and Nanotubes
Author: Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 724
Release: 2018-05-28
ISBN 10: 0128136928
ISBN 13: 9780128136928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fullerens Graphenes and Nanotubes Book Review:

Fullerens, Graphenes and Nanotubes: A Pharmaceutical Approach shows how carbon nanomaterials are used in the pharmaceutical industry. While there are various books on the carbonaceous nanomaterials available on the market, none approach the subject from a pharmaceutical point-of-view. In this context, the book covers different applications of carbonaceous nanomaterials. Chapters examine different types of carbon nanomaterials and explore how they are used in such areas as cancer treatments, pulse sensing and prosthetics. Readers will find this book to be a valuable reference resource for those working in the areas of carbon materials, nanomaterials and pharmaceutical science. Explains how the unique properties of carbon-based nanomaterials allow them to be used to create effective drug delivery systems Covers how carbon-based nanomaterials should be prepared for use in pharmaceutical applications Discusses the relative toxicity of a range of carbon-based nanomaterials Considers the safety of their use in different types of drugs

Nanostructures for Oral Medicine

Nanostructures for Oral Medicine
Author: Ecaterina Andronescu,Alexandru Mihai Grumezescu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1034
Release: 2017-04-11
ISBN 10: 0323477216
ISBN 13: 9780323477215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructures for Oral Medicine Book Review:

Nanostructures for Oral Medicine presents an up-to-date examination of the applications and effects of nanostructured materials in oral medicine, with each chapter addressing recent developments, specific applications, and uses of nanostructures in the oral administration of therapeutic agents in dentistry. The book also includes coverage of the biocompatibility of nanobiomaterials and their remarkable potential in improving human health and in reducing environmental pollution. Emerging advances, such as Dr. Franklin Tay's concept of a new nanotechnology process of growing extremely small, mineral-rich crystals and guiding them into the demineralized gaps between collagen fibers to prevent the aging and degradation of resin-dentin bonding is also discussed. This work will be of great value to those who work in oral medicine, providing them with a resource to gain a greater understanding of how nanotechnology can help them create more efficient, cost-effective products. In addition, it will be of great interest to those who work in materials science who wish to gain a greater appreciation of how nanostructured materials are applied in this field. Outlines the major uses of nanostructured materials for oral medicine, including the properties of each material discussed and how it should best be applied Explores how nanostructured materials enable the creation of more effective drug delivery systems in oral medicine Discusses how novel uses of nanostructured materials may be applied in oral medicine to create more effective devices

Microbial Glycobiology

Microbial Glycobiology
Author: Anthony P Moran
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 1036
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780080923246
ISBN 13: 0080923240
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Microbial Glycobiology Book Review:

This book presents in an easy-to-read format a summary of the important central aspects of microbial glycobiology, i.e. the study of carbohydrates as related to the biology of microorganisms. Microbial glycobiology represents a multidisciplinary and emerging area with implications for a range of basic and applied research fields, as well as having industrial, medical and biotechnological implications. Individual chapters provided by leading international scientists in the field yield insightful, concise and stimulating reviews Provides researchers with an overview and synthesis of the latest research Each chapter begins with a brief 200 word Summary/Abstract detailing the topic and focus of the chapter, as well as the concepts to be addressed Allows researchers to see at a glance what each chapter will cover Each chapter includes a Research Focus Box Identifies important problems that still need to be solved and areas that require further investigation

Characterization of Semiconductor Heterostructures and Nanostructures

Characterization of Semiconductor Heterostructures and Nanostructures
Author: Giovanni Agostini,Carlo Lamberti
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-08-11
ISBN 10: 9780080558158
ISBN 13: 0080558151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Characterization of Semiconductor Heterostructures and Nanostructures Book Review:

In the last couple of decades, high-performance electronic and optoelectronic devices based on semiconductor heterostructures have been required to obtain increasingly strict and well-defined performances, needing a detailed control, at the atomic level, of the structural composition of the buried interfaces. This goal has been achieved by an improvement of the epitaxial growth techniques and by the parallel use of increasingly sophisticated characterization techniques and of refined theoretical models based on ab initio approaches. This book deals with description of both characterization techniques and theoretical models needed to understand and predict the structural and electronic properties of semiconductor heterostructures and nanostructures. - Comprehensive collection of the most powerful characterization techniques for semiconductor heterostructures and nanostructures - Most of the chapters are authored by scientists that are among the top 10 worldwide in publication ranking of the specific field - Each chapter starts with a didactic introduction on the technique - The second part of each chapter deals with a selection of top examples highlighting the power of the specific technique to analyze the properties of semiconductors