Chemistry and physics of materials and structures in the nanometer range.

Nanostructures are smallest arrangements whose magnitude between microscopic and molecular structures is - ie approximately in the size range of less than 100 nanometers (100 nm).

Scientific areas that deal with nanomaterials and nanostructures include nanotechnology, materials science, physics and chemistry. Nanochemistry deals with the synthesis and chemical characterization of nanomaterials. The nanotoxicology rated health and environmental aspects of nanoparticles.

The following list contains information on individual nanostructures and research reports, institutions and other sources.


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Current Articles

3D Nanoparticle in Atomic Resolution
For the first time, scientists from Empa and ETH Zurich have, in collaboration with a Dutch team, managed to measure the atomic structure of individual nanoparticles. The technique, recently published in 'Nature', could help better understand the properties of nanoparticles in future

Beautiful Nano-Flowers
Elaborate nanostructures blossom from a chemical reaction perfected at Harvard

New imaging technique reveals the atomic structure of nanocrystals
A new imaging technique developed by researchers at the University of Illinois overcomes the limit of diffraction and can reveal the atomic structure of a single nanocrystal with a resolution of less than one angstrom (less than one hundred-millionth of a centimeter).

New Nano-Structures
Sophisticated nano-structures assembled with magnets

What do Saturn and flowers have in common?

By manipulating the magnetization of a liquid solution, the researchers have for the first time coaxed magnetic and non-magnetic materials to form intricate nano-structures [Image credit: Duke University].

General Information

Carbon Nanotubes, CNT
Carbon nanotube science and technology

Nanotechnology in our Daily Life
Brief tutorial about nanostructures - Format: PDF

Lecture Notes, Tutorials

Nanostructured Films
E-Book: Synthesis and Processing of Nanostructured Films, and Introduction to and Comparison with Plasma Electrolysis. Wiley-VCH - Format: PDF

Nanostructured Materials
Report on progress in physics, 2001 - Format: PDF

Lecture notes on nanomaterials - Format: PDF

One-Dimensional Nanostructures
Synthesis, characterization, and applications - Format: PDF

Theory of Nanostructures
Presentation script - Format: PDF

Related Books and Scientific Literature: Nanostructures

Book recommendation

C. Bréchignac, P. Houdy, M. Lahmani

Nanomaterials and Nanochemistry

Nanomaterials are a fast developing field of research and applications lie in many separate domains, such as in hi-tech (optics, electronics, biology, aeronautics), but also in consumer industries (automotive, concrete, surface treatments (including paints), cosmetics, etc.).

Springer; 2008

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