Nanoparticles: From Theory to Application by Günter Schmid (Repost)
Publisher: Wiley-VCH; 1 edition (March 19, 2004) | ISBN: 3527305076 | Pages: 444 | PDF | 15.14 MB
Semiconductor and metal nanoparticles occupy the center of scientific interest because of their unique electronic nature: they follow quantum mechanical rules instead of the laws of classical physics which govern bulk materials. Therefore, small molecular clusters, mainly of the organometallic type, are not considered further. It is also no longer helpful to strictly distinguish clusters from colloids. In general, we call compounds of interest nanoparticles, which implies that predominantly they do not exhibit classical bulk properties, while, on the other hand, differing from molecules in so far as they in some way represent pieces of matter related to the bulk material they originate from.