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Pure and Applied Chemistry

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Nanostructured advanced materials. Perspectives and directions

Joshua Jortner1 / C. N. R. Rao2

1School of Chemistry, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, 69978 Tel Aviv, Israel

2Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur P.O., Bangalore, 560064 India


IUPAC Workshop on Advanced Materials (WAM II), Workshop on Advanced Materials, WAM, Advanced Materials, 2nd, Bangalore, India, 2002-02-13–2002-02-16

Citation Information: Pure and Applied Chemistry. Volume 74, Issue 9, Pages 1491–1506, ISSN (Online) 1365-3075, ISSN (Print) 0033-4545, DOI: 10.1351/pac200274091491, January 2009

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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.

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