I: Introduction Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Glass and Glass Nanocomposites II: Oxide Glass Nanocomposites Chapter 2: Glass-Based Nanocomposites Chapter 3: Crystallization and Growth Mechanisms of Nanostructures in Silicate Glass: From Complete Characterization Toward Applications Chapter 4: Laser Annealing of Metal Nanoparticles Synthesized in Glasses by Ion Implantation Chapter 5: Enhanced Photoluminescence and Planar Waveguide of Rare-Earth Doped Germanium Oxide Glasses with Metallic Nanoparticles Chapter 6: Sol-Gel Synthesis of Metal Nanoparticle Incorporated Oxide Films on Glass Chapter 7: Nonlinear Optical Properties of Metal Nanoparticles in Silicate Glass Chapter 8: Electrical Transport Properties of Ion-Conducting Glass Nanocomposites Chapter 9: Plasmonic Antimony and Bismuth Oxide Glass Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Enhanced Photoluminescence Chapter 10: Silver Glass Nanocomposites: Preparation, Properties, and Applications Chapter 11: Functionality of Reversible Glass Nanocomposites and Their Applications Chapter 12: Semiconductor Glass Nanocomposites: Preparation, Properties, and Applications Chapter 13: Advanced Glass-Ceramic Nanocomposites for Structural, Photonic, and Optoelectronic Applications III: Nonoxide Glass Nanocomposites Chapter 14: Effects of Gamma-Irradiation and Ion Implantation in Chalcogenide Glasses Chapter 15: Nanoglass and Nanostructured Chalcogenide Glasses
Professor Karmakar has over 32 years' of research experience on the preparation, characterization and property evaluation of different types of glass nanocomposites, glasses (viz. chalcogenide, silicate, borosilicate, fluorophosphate, phosphate, borate, silica, etc.), glass-ceramics, ceramic oxide powders, gels etc. His notable R&D contributions are in the process technology development of nanometal- and semiconductor-glass hybrid nanocomposites, Nd- and Er-doped phosphate laser glass, phosphate based radiation sensitive (RPL) glass, high density radiation resistant lead silicate (RSW) glass, optical glass, ultra-low expansion transparent glass-ceramics, machineable glass-ceramics, ferroelectric glass-ceramic nanocomposite, rare-earth (RE) doped luminescent glasses and glass-ceramics, rare-earth doped nanocrystalline nonlinear optical (NLO) glass-ceramic nanocomposites, thermally cyclable glass-based solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) sealants, and high purity silica glass by sol-gel technique. Prof. Dr. Klaus Rademann has over 30 years of research experience on the preparation, characterization and property evaluation of different types of nanoparticles in the gas phase, nanoparticle synthesis, nanoparticle growth mechanisms, electronic structure determination, catalysis, and electronic energy transfer on fractals. He has also studied electron and energy transfer processes in porous VYCOR glass by employing spectroscopy. During the last 8 years he succeeded in the fabrication of long term stable soda lime silicate glasses doped with metal nanoparticles and their respective oxides for optical applications. Rare-earth (RE) doped luminescent glasses and glass-ceramics, nanometal- and semiconductor-glass hybrid nanocomposites are in the focus of his current studies. Prof. Stepanov has over 25 years' research, teaching and professional experience in the Nanoscience, particularly in the area of Glass Nanocomposites. He was awarded the degree of Doctor of Science for his work on synthesis and optical properties of metamaterials with metal nanoparticles. His research interests are Nanooptics, Nanoplasmonics, Metal nanoparticles, Porous materials, Metamaterials, Nonlinear optics, Laser annealing and Ion implantation.