Self Assembly of Colloid Nanoparticles

The deposition of colloid nanoparticles onto solid substrates can be accomplished by different methods, such as simple casting, electrostatic deposition, Langmuir-Blodgett, or spin coating techniques, which will be discussed in detail later in this chapter. However, the simplest method of nanoparticles deposition, which gives some remarkable results, is the so-called self-assembly or chemical self-assembly method. This method, which was first introduced by Netzer and Sagiv 12 , is based upon...

Brief History of Nanorevolution

At the turn of twenty-first century, we entered nanoworld. These days, if you try to run a simple Web search with the keyword nano, thousands and thousands of references will come out nanoparticles, nanowires, nanostructures, nanocomposite materials, nanoprobe microscopy, nanoelectronics, nanotechnology, and so on. The list could be endless. When did this scientific nanorevolution actually happen Perhaps, it was in the mid-1980s, when scanning tunneling microscopy was invented. Specialists in...