This volume will present critical and comphrehensive reviews examining the latest research and developments in nanoscience in accessible articles. Quantum dot synthesis, soft lithography and graphene will feature in the debut volume, along with perspectives on research in China and India.
Professor Paul O'Brien FRS is Professor of Inorganic Materials at the University of Manchester. Processes he pioneered have been widely adopted. His discoveries include substantial improvements in the constitution, stoichiometry and nature of precursors. He has shown how relatively stable compounds can be used to prepare high quality functional materials, and developed improved methods to convert precursors into useful functional products, devising and refining ways by which nanoparticles syntheses can be controlled within the size limits require for device use. Dr P John Thomas is Lecturer of Physical Chemistry at Bangor University. His research is concerned with solid state chemistry including: synthesis and assembly of nanoparticles, charge transport in films of nanocrystals, interfacial phenomena and self-assembly. He is particularly interested in nanocrystalline architectures for energy generation applications. He has authored over 45 papers, a monograph on nanocrystals and contributed to a number of books and reports.