Gold Nanoparticles for Physics, Chemistry and Biology offers an overview of recent research into gold nanoparticles, covering their discovery, usage and contemporary practical applications.
This Second Edition begins with a history of over 2000 years of the use of gold nanoparticles, with a review of the specific properties which make gold unique. Updated chapters include gold nanoparticle preparation methods, their plasmon resonance and thermo-optical properties, their catalytic properties and their future technological applications. New chapters have been included, and reveal the growing impact of plasmonics in research, with an introduction to quantum plasmonics, plasmon assisted catalysis and electro-photon conversion. The growing field of nanoparticles for health is also addressed with a study of gold nanoparticles as radiosensibiliser for radiotherapy, and of gold nanoparticle functionalisation. This new edition also considers the relevance of bimetallic nanoparticles for specific applications.
World-class scientists provide the most up-to-date findings for an introduction to gold nanoparticles within the related areas of chemistry, biology, material science, optics and physics. It is perfectly suited to advanced level students and researchers looking to enhance their knowledge in the study of gold nanoparticles.
Gold Nanoparticles in the Past: Before the Nanotechnology Era (Catherine Louis)
Introduction to the Physical and Chemical Properties of Gold (Pekka Pyykkö)
Optical Properties of Gold Nanoparticles (Olivier Pluchery)
Photothermal Properties of Gold Nanoparticles (Bruno Palpant)
Quantum Properties of Gold Nanoparticles (Changhyoup Lee and Mark Tame)
Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles in Liquid Phase (Woong Choi and Hyunjoon Song)
Functionalisation of Gold Nanoparticles (Hyunjoon Song, Souhir Boujday, Atul N Parikh and Bo Liedberg)
Chemical Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles on Surfaces and in Matrices (Catherine Louis)
Catalytic Properties of Gold Nanoparticles (Evgeny (Eugene) Beletskiy, Mayfair C Kung and Harold H Kung)
Plasmonic Photocatalysis (Ewa Kowalska)
Electrical Generation of Light from Plasmonic Gold Nanoparticles (Eric Le Moal, Gérald Dujardin, Elizabeth Boer-Duchemin)
Surface Structures of Gold and Gold-based Bimetallic Nanoparticles (Shamil Shaikhutdinov)
Theoretical Studies of Gold Nanoclusters in Various Chemical Environments: When the Size Matters (Hannu Häkkinen)
Optical and Thermal Properties of Gold Nanoparticles for Biology and Medicine (Romain Quidant)
Physical and Chemical Processes for Gold Nanoparticles and Ionising Radiation in Medical Contexts (Fred Currell and Balder Villagomez-Bernabe)
Gold Nanoparticles for Sensors and Drug Delivery (Christian Villiers)
What About Toxicity and Ecotoxicity of Gold Nanoparticles? (Marie Carrière)
Technological Applications of Gold Nanoparticles (Michael Cortie)
Readership: Graduate students, young scientists and experts in related areas of chemistry, biology, material science and physics who need an introduction to gold nanoparticles.