This 21st Century Nanoscience Handbook will be the most comprehensive, up-to-date large reference work for the field of nanoscience. Handbook of Nanophysics by the same editor published in the fall of 2010 and was embraced as the first comprehensive reference to consider both fundamental and applied aspects of nanophysics. This follow-up project has been conceived as a necessary expansion and full update that considers the significant advances made in the field since 2010. It goes well beyond the physics as warranted by recent developments in the field. This ninth volume in a ten-volume set covers industiral applications.

Key Features:

  • Provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date large reference work for the field.
  • Chapters written by international experts in the field.
  • Emphasises presentation and real results and applications.

This handbook distinguishes itself from other works by its breadth of coverage, readability and timely topics. The intended readership is very broad, from students and instructors to engineers, physicists, chemists, biologists, biomedical researchers, industry professionals, governmental scientists, and others whose work is impacted by nanotechnology. It will be an indispensable resource in academic, government, and industry libraries worldwide. The fields impacted by nanophysics extend from materials science and engineering to biotechnology, biomedical engineering, medicine, electrical engineering, pharmaceutical science, computer technology, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, food science, and beyond.


1 Three-Dimensional Nanostructured Networks Tricoli 2 Nanocomposites Singh 3 Nanostructured Silicon as Host Material Granitzer 4 Porous Silicon: A Sponge-Like Structure for Photonic-Based Sensor Devices Roque Huanca 5 Nanotechnology of Electrical Transformers Contreras 6 Nanoscintillators Mao 7 Single Photon Devices Lubotzky 8 Self-Assembled Nanoparticle Optical Antennas Trofymchuk  9 Nanoscience of Cementitious Materials Singh 10 Nano Superconducting Quantum Interference Device Granata 11 Graphene-Based Single-Electron Transistors Mol 12 Quantum-Circuit Refrigeration for Superconducting Devices Tan 13 Self-Propelled Nanomotors Santiago 14 Vertical-Dipole Nanoaperture Metal Lens Kim 15 Anodic Alumina Membranes: From Electrochemical Growth to Use as Template for Nanostructure Fabrication Inguanta 16 Nanomaterials for Water Splitting Nuraje 17 Multicomponent Nanoparticles for Novel Technologies Tchaplyguine 18 Biomimetic Nanowalkers Wang 19 Gate Capacitance of MOS Field Effect Devices Ghatak 20 Electronic Properties of Non-Parabolic Quantum Wells Ghatak 21 Nanoscale Materials for Macroscale Applications: Design of Superlubricity from 2D Materials Berman 22 Nanotwinning and Directed Alloying to Enhance the Strength and Ductility of Superhard Materials An