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Nanoparticles from the Gasphase

Formation, Structure, Properties

  • Axel Lorke
  • Markus Winterer
  • Roland Schmechel
  • Christof Schulz


  • Provides a comprehensive treatment of nanomaterial synthesis that can be scaled up to industrial quantities

  • Exhibits a truly interdisciplinary overview with authors from electrical engineering, physics, and mechanical engineering

  • Covers the complete production and value chain from nanoparticle formation to integration into products and devices

  • Provides information to a large range of properties and their size dependence

  • Reaches "from bottom up": processing, properties, electronic, magnetic, optical, chemical applications


Part of the NanoScience and Technology book series (NANO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Formation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hartmut Wiggers, Mustapha Fikri, Irenaeus Wlokas, Paul Roth, Christof Schulz
      Pages 3-48
    3. Ruzica Djenadic, Markus Winterer
      Pages 49-76
    4. Sanjubala Sahoo, Markus E. Gruner, Alfred Hucht, Georg Rollmann, Peter Entel
      Pages 77-98
    5. Shubhra Kala, Marcel Rouenhoff, Ralf Theissmann, Frank Einar Kruis
      Pages 99-119
  3. Structure and Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Mehmet Acet, M. Spasova, A. Elsukova
      Pages 123-138
    3. Anna Grünebohm, Alfred Hucht, Ralf Meyer, Denis Comtesse, Peter Entel
      Pages 139-159
    4. D. E. Wolf, L. Brendel, M. Fendrich, R. Zinetullin
      Pages 161-183
    5. Sasa Vinaji, Gerd Bacher, Wolfgang Mertin
      Pages 185-206
  4. Properties and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Cedrik Meier, Axel Lorke
      Pages 209-230
    3. Sonja Hartner, Dominik Schwesig, Ingo Plümel, Dietrich E. Wolf, Axel Lorke, Hartmut Wiggers
      Pages 231-271
    4. C. Antoniak, N. Friedenberger, A. Trunova, R. Meckenstock, F. Kronast, K. Fauth et al.
      Pages 273-302
    5. Christoph Gutsche, Ingo Regolin, Andrey Lysov, Kai Blekker, Quoc-Thai Do, Werner Prost et al.
      Pages 357-385
    6. Claudia Busch, Simon Bubel, Ralf Theissmann, Roland Schmechel
      Pages 387-409
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 411-418

About this book


Gasphase synthesis of nanoparticles and nanostructured materials offers high chemical purity and crystalline quality as well as scalability up to industrial quantities. It is therefore highly attractive for both basic and applied science. This book gives a broad and coherent overview of the complete production and value chain from nanoparticle formation to integration into products and devices. Written by experts in the field – with backgrounds in electrical engineering, experimental and theoretical physics, materials science, and chemical engineering – the book offers a deep insight into the fabrication, characterization and application of nanoparticles from the gasphase. The first part of the book, “Formation”, covers chemical and growth kinetics, in-situ diagnostics, numerical simulation, process development and material deposition. In the second section, the reader is introduced to the structure and dynamics that lead to functional nanoscale systems and materials. The third section, “Properties and Applications”, provides a detailed discussion of the optical, electronic, magnetic and chemical characteristics of nanostructures and demonstrates how these can be used in tailored materials and devices.


Characteristics of Nanostructures Gasphase Synthesis Nanoparticle Formation Nanoparticles Nanostructured Solids Size Effects Tailored Materials

Editors and affiliations

  • Axel Lorke
    • 1
  • Markus Winterer
    • 2
  • Roland Schmechel
    • 3
  • Christof Schulz
    • 4
  1. 1., Department of Physics and CeNIDEUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  2. 2., Nanoparticle Process TechnologyUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Nano Structures, and Technology (NST)University of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany
  4. 4.IVG, Institute for Combustion, and GasdynamicsUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

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