Biological Nanostructures and Applications of Nanostructures by Michael A. Stroscio, Mitra Dutta

By Michael A. Stroscio, Mitra Dutta

Organic Nanostructures and functions of Nanostructures in Biology: electric, Mechanical, and Optical homes includes reports and discussions of up to date and appropriate issues facing the interface among the technology and know-how of nanostructures and the technological know-how of biology. furthermore, this publication vitamins those earlier groundbreaking discoveries with discussions of promising new avenues of analysis that demonstrate the large power of rising techniques in nanobiotechnology. the subjects contain: - Biomedical functions of semiconductor quantum dots, - Integrating and tagging organic buildings with nanoscale quantum dots, - functions of carbon nanotubes in bioengineering, - Nanophysical homes of dwelling cells, - Bridging usual nanotubes with fabricated nanotubes, - Bioinspired techniques to construction nanoscale units and structures, - Hairpin formation in polynucleotides. This cutting-edge survey of key advancements in nanotechnology - as they observe to bioengineering and biology - is key interpreting for all lecturers, biomedical engineers, clinical physicists, and pros wishing to use the newest advancements and highly-promising discoveries in nanoscience underlying purposes in bioengineering and biology.

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124. R. M. de la Cruz‚ S. W. Teitsworth‚ and M. A. Stroscio‚ Phonon bottleneck effects for confined longitudinal optical phonons in quantum boxes‚ Superlattices and Microstructures‚ 13‚ (1993) 481486. INTEGRATING BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURES WITH NANOSTRUCTURES 35 125. R. M. de la Cruz‚ S. W. Teitsworth‚ and M. A. Stroscio‚ Interface Phonons in spherical GaAs/Al(x)Ga( 1 -x)As quantum dots‚ Physical Review B52 1489-1492 (1995). 126. V. Mitin‚ V. Kochelap‚ and Michael Stroscio‚ Quantum Heterostructures for Microelectronics and Optoelectronics (Cambridge University Press‚ Cambridge‚ 1999).

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In the case of many of the semiconductors common among the colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals --- II-VI semiconductors with wurtzite structure — there is 16 MICHAEL A. STROSCIO ET AL. an internal polarization oriented along the c-axis of the crystal, known as the spontaneous polarization. This spontaneous polarization, may be represented in terms of an equivalent distribution of surface and volume charges. For a spherical quantum dot, a constant spontaneous polarization leads to an equivalent charge distribution that is a surface charge given by where ranges from 0 to and is the angle measured from the c-axis.

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