© 2007

Molecular Building Blocks for Nanotechnology

From Diamondoids to Nanoscale Materials and Applications

  • G. Ali Mansoori
  • Thomas F. George
  • Lahsen Assoufid
  • Guoping Zhang
  • Latest developments in computational, dry and wet nanotechnology are presented

  • Special emphasis on carbon structures, including nanotubes, wires and diamondoids, is unique

  • Should appeal to a broad range of people, including those is academe, industry and governmental labs, as a useful source for current research activities in nanoscience and technology


Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 109)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. G. Ali Mansoori, Thomas F. George, Lahsen Assoufid, Guoping Zhang
    Pages 1-6
  3. G. R. Vakili-Nezhaad
    Pages 7-28
  4. P. Y. Detkov, V. A. Popov, V. G. Kulichikhin, S. I. Chukhaeva
    Pages 29-43
  5. Hamid Ramezani, G. Ali Mansoori
    Pages 44-71
  6. Renuga Gopal, Ma Zuwei, Satinderpal Kaur, Seeram Ramakrishna
    Pages 72-91
  7. Kian Ping Loh, Soo Jin Chua
    Pages 92-117
  8. Mohamed. A. Osman, Aron W. Cummings, Deepak Srivastava
    Pages 154-187
  9. Robert Vajtai, Binqing Wei, Thomas F. George, Pulickel M. Ajayan
    Pages 188-211
  10. C. J. Unrau, R. L. Axelbaum, P. Biswas, P. Fraundorf
    Pages 212-245
  11. G. P. Zhang, Thomas F. George
    Pages 246-255
  12. K. L. Teo, Z. X. Shen
    Pages 275-300
  13. R. Murugan, S. Ramakrishna
    Pages 301-352
  14. S. Ramakrishna, Neeta L. Lala, Hota Garudadhwaj, Ramakrishnan Ramaseshan, V. K. Ganesh
    Pages 377-392
  15. V.D. Blank, S.G. Buga, G.A. Dubitsky, K.V. Gogolinsky, V.M. Prokhorov, N.R. Serebryanaya et al.
    Pages 393-418
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 419-426

About this book


This book is a result of the research and educational activities of a group of outstanding scientists worldwide who have authored the chapters of this book dealing with the behavior of nanoscale building blocks. It contains a variety of subjects covering computational, dry and wet nanotechnology. The state-of-the-art subject matters presented here provide the reader with the latest developments on ongoing nanoscience and nanotechnology research from the bottom-up approach, which starts with with atoms and molecules as molecular building blocks.


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Editors and affiliations

  • G. Ali Mansoori
    • 1
  • Thomas F. George
    • 2
  • Lahsen Assoufid
    • 3
  • Guoping Zhang
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University of Missouri-St. LouisSt. LouisUSA
  3. 3.Argonne National LabArgonneUSA
  4. 4.Indiana State UniversityTerre HauteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Molecular Building Blocks for Nanotechnology
  • Book Subtitle From Diamondoids to Nanoscale Materials and Applications
  • Editors G.Ali Mansoori
    Thomas F. George
    Lahsen Assoufid
    Guoping Zhang
  • Series Title Topics in Applied Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-39937-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-9701-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-39938-6
  • Series ISSN 0303-4216
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 426
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Nanotechnology
    Optical and Electronic Materials
    Condensed Matter Physics
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From the reviews:

"The goal of this book is to provide the reader with the state of the art research and developments in the ongoing ‘bottom-up’ nanoscience and nanotechnology. … various readers with different backgrounds, physicists, chemists, biologists, materials scientists, and even medical doctors, will find some interesting and valuable information. Hence, the book will find a place in any multidisciplinary library. It will also be very useful to a scientist who has to write a research proposal in the nano-domain … ." (Fernande Grandjean and Gary J. Long, Physicalia, Vol. 30 (2), 2008)