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In this first comprehensive compilation of review chapters on this hot topic, more than 30 experts from around the world provide in-depth chapters on their specific areas of expertise, covering such essential topics as:
Block Copolymer Systems, Nanofibers and Nanotubes
Helical Polymer-Based Supramolecular Films
Synthesis of Inorganic Nanotubes
Gold Nanoparticles and Carbon Nanotubes
Recent Advances in Metal Nanoparticle-Attached Electrodes
Oxidation Catalysis by Nanoscale Gold, Silver, and Copper
Concepts in Self-Assembly
Nanoceramics for Medical Applications
Ecological Toxicology of Engineered Carbon Nanoparticles
Near-Field Raman Imaging of Nanostructures and Devices
Interactions of Carbon Nanotubes with Biomolecules
Nanoparticle-Cored Dendrimers and Hyperbranched Polymers
Nanostructured Organogels via Molecular Self-Assembly
Structural DNA Nanotechnology
With its coverage of all such important areas as self-assembly, polymeric materials, bionanomaterials, nanotubes, photonic and environmental aspects, this is an essential reference for materials scientists, engineers, chemists, physicists and biologists wishing to gain an in-depth knowledge of all the disciplines involved.
About the Author
Kurt Geckeler is Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in South Korea. He is also Chair and WCU Professor of the Department of Nanobio Materials and Electronics, World Class University (WCU), and affiliated with the Institute of Medical System Engineering. Having obtained his academic degrees in Germany, he has been Visiting Professor in the USA (Harvard University and several others), in France, and in Chile. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal \"Polymer International\", published by John Wiley & Sons, and serving on the Editorial boards of a series of other international journals. In addition, he initiated and co-chaired the biannual international IUPAC symposium series on \"Macro- and Supramolecular Architectures and Materials (MAM)\". He has published more than 300 journal articles, over 60 patents, a dozen book chapters, and 6 books.
Hiroyuki Nishide is Professor at Department of Applied Chemistry, Waseda University, Tokyo. He received his PhD in 1975, Japan, and has been visiting researcher at Free University Berlin and Polytechnic University New York. He has published more than 500 journal articles. He is the Editorial Board member of Polymer Journal and Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews, and is Past-President of the Society of Polymer Science, Japan, Vice-President of Japan Union of Chemical Science and Technology, and President of the Federation of Asian Polymer Societies.