International Journal of Spectroscopy

Spectroscopic and Structural Insight into the Size-Dependent Behavior of the Nanophase


Publishing date
01 Dec 2011
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Jun 2011

Lead Editor

1Water and Steam Chemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Facilities, Kalpakkam, India

2Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

3Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, International Centre for Materials Science and Chemistry, Bangalore, India

4Materials Science Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakam, India

5Institute of Semiconductor Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Novosibirsk, Russia


Spectroscopic and Structural Insight into the Size-Dependent Behavior of the Nanophase

Description

Scientific and technological advancement in nanoscience and technology demands high-quality spectroscopic characterization and a thorough understanding of spectral characteristics of nanomaterials. At these dimensions, it is important to realize that along with confinement, surface effects such as defects, surface energy, and structural facets play a significant role in determining the properties. Thus, it is imperative to study these materials with surface-sensitive techniques like X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (UPS) to correlate surface effects with its properties.

Spectroscopic characterizations of individual nano-materials is a challenging area. Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS) in conjunction with a scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM) showing a subnanometer spatial resolution is uniquely capable of tackling the spectral characteristics of single nano-objects from near-infrared to soft X-ray regimes and an emergent approach for exploring frontiers of physics and chemistry in nano-materials. Scanning probe microscopy combined with scanning tunneling spectroscopy has also made strides in relating atomic and electronic structure of individual nanoparticles. Raman spectroscopic technique is another major field of research where the concept of acoustic and optical phonon confinement in small metallic and/or semiconductor nanoclusters is extensively used to elucidate physical properties at nanoscale. Surface or interface modes and zone boundary phonon-related issues in the nanoscale can derive potential information related to breakdown of crystal symmetry.

We are interested in research articles as well as review articles depicting special features in spectral signature in nano structured materials probed by different spectroscopic techniques in conjunction with complementary microscopic tools, thereby discussing size-dependent exotic properties of these materials. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • X-ray photoelectron spectral line-shape analysis of core-shell-type nanoparticles
  • Spectroscopic analysis of the interaction of nanoclusters with biological or organic systems
  • Size-dependent spectral features in X-ray photoelectron spectra and Auger electron spectra of nanoparticles
  • Spatially resolved electron energy-loss spectroscopy
  • Phonon (acoustic, optical) confinement and line-shape analysis
  • Surface, interface modes, and break down of crystal symmetry

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 197064
  • - Editorial

Spectroscopic and Structural Insight into the Size-Dependent Behavior of the Nanophase

Santanu Bera | Sandip Dhara | ... | S. M. Shivaprasad
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 971791
  • - Research Article

Size-Dependent Non-FRET Photoluminescence Quenching in Nanocomposites Based on Semiconductor Quantum Dots CdSe/ZnS and Functionalized Porphyrin Ligands

Eduard I. Zenkevich | Thomas Blaudeck | ... | Christian von Borczyskowski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 495896
  • - Research Article

Raman Spectra of Quaternary CdS1−x−ySexTey Nanocrystals Embedded in Borosilicate Glass

Yuriy M. Azhniuk | Yuriy I. Hutych | ... | Dietrich R. T. Zahn
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 371092
  • - Research Article

Analysis on Binding Energy and Auger Parameter for Estimating Size and Stoichiometry of ZnO Nanorods

Santanu Bera | Sandip Dhara | ... | A. K. Tyagi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 638692
  • - Research Article

Room Temperature Synthesis and Catalytic Properties of Surfactant-Modified Ag Nanoparticles

Weihua Li | Congtao Sun | ... | Xiaodong Zhou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 281851
  • - Research Article

Vibrational Spectroscopy of Chemical Species in Silicon and Silicon-Rich Nitride Thin Films

Kirill O. Bugaev | Anastasia A. Zelenina | Vladimir A. Volodin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 532385
  • - Research Article

Phonon Spectra of Small Colloidal II-VI Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Volodymyr Dzhagan | Mykhailo Valakh | ... | Dietrich R. T. Zahn

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