Nanotechnology in Australia: Showcase of Early Career Research

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Deborah M. Kane, Adam Micolich, James Rabeau
CRC Press, Jul 11, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 350 pages
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This book reports current nanotechnology research from Australia, in addition to being the first trial of a new workshop program for the professional development of early career researchers (ECRs, including research students). It showcases the professional talents and high-quality writing of ECRs and also describes the workshop program, organized under the auspices of the Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network, designed to facilitate this.

The nanotechnology research topics include plasmonics, the building blocks of plasmonic circuits; the use of metal nanoparticles to improve infrared light trapping in solar cell applications; methods for the bulk synthesis of graphene; synthesis of nanorods of vanadium compounds for energy storage; nanodiamonds, superparamagnetic nanoparticles and synthesis of hollow nanostructured silica, along with a discussion of their applications; molecular dynamics modelling of self-cleaning coatings; metal nanostructure-enhanced fluorescence and its biological applications; luminescent nano-bioprobes for bioassays and bioimaging; biomimicry leading to olfactory nano-biosensors; and superparamagnetic nanoparticles as MRI contrast agents.


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Manipulating Light on the Nanoscale
Chapter 2 Nanoplasmonics for Light Trapping in Solar Cells
Chapter 3 Theoretical Nanoscale Design of SelfCleaning Coatings
Theory Characterisation and Applications
Synthesis Characterisation and Application in Electrochemical Energy Storage
Chapter 6 Fabrication of Metal Nanoparticles by Laser Ablation
Chapter 7 Synthesis and Application of HollowNanostructured Silica
From Single Layers to Several Grams
Magnetic Nanoparticles for Biomedical Imaging
Chapter 10 LongLifetime Luminescent Nanobioprobes for Advanced Cytometry Biosensing
Chapter 11 Metal NanostructureEn hanced Fluorescence and Its Biological Applications
A Review of Olfactory Biosensing
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Deborah Kane holds a personal chair in physics at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She has more than 25 years’ research experience in atomic physics, lasers, optics, and photonics. Her current interests are nonlinear laser systems, especially integrated photonic sources, chaos data analysis, and micro- and nanophotonics in nature. She has more than 80 refereed research publications to her credit.

Adam Micolich is an ARC Future Fellow and Associate Professor in the School of Physics at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. His main research interests are in nanoelectronics and low-dimensional electron systems, but he has also worked on organic electronics. He has over 95 refereed research publications in areas ranging from physics and chemistry to energy engineering and education research.

James Rabeau is Associate Professor, ARC Fellow, and head of the Diamond Nanoscience group in the Department of Physics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He completed his undergraduate degree in Canada and his PhD in the UK. His chief area of interest is diamond, from fabrication and processing to applications in quantum technologies and biological science.

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