01. Introduction • 02. Seeing Nano • 03. Physics at the Nanoscale • 04. Nanomaterials
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This part will give an overview of nanomaterials - the production methods, their properties, brief examples of applications and demonstrations of their capabilities.
Apart from a general overview of production methods, we have divided the materials as
A division that might be up for revision shortly.
One way to classify a material is its electronic structure
Another is according to their geometry
Overview of nanomaterials
|Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT)||Semiconducting or metallic depending on how the carbon lattice is twisted.|
|Multi Wall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT)||Concentric shells of SWCNT, diameter up to hundreds of nm|
|Silicon Nanowires and heterostructures||Silicon crystals with diameters from a few nm||Typically VLS growth|
|III-V Nanowires||crystals with diameters from a few nm||typically VLS growth. A wealth of heterostructures can be formed to make tunnel barrier junctions etc.||Semiconducting, often optically active and fluorescing due to direct bandgap (unlike silicon).|
|Platinum nanoparticles||small metallic clusters||Used as catalysts in many reactions|
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