Preface and Acknowledgements; J.J. Dubowski and S. Tanev.- Physical and Chemical Aspects of Laser-Materials Interactions; J.T. Dickinson.- Attosecond Control of Electrons - The Basis of Attosecond Science; A.D. Bandrauk et al.- Fundamentals of Nanobiophotonics; P.N. Prasad.- Nonlinear Optical Physics and Applications of the Plasmonic Response in Metal Nanoparticles; R.F. Haglund, Jr.- Finite-Difference Time-Domain Modeling of Light Scattering from Biological Cells Containing Gold Nanoparticles ; S. Tanev et al.- Photonic and Non-Photonic Based Nanoparticles in Cancer Imaging and Therapeutics; B.C. Wilson.- Quantum Dot Bio-Template for Rapid Detection of Pathogenic Substances; J.J.Dubowski.- Applications of Free-Electron Lasers in Biological Sciences, Medicine and Materials Science; R.F. Haglund, Jr.- Laser-Based Synthesis, Diagnostics, and Control of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Nanohoms for Composites and Biological Nanovectors; D.B. Geohegan et al.- Photophysical Processes that Activate Selective Changes in Photostructurable Glass Ceramic Material Properties; F.E. Livingston and H. Helvajian.- Molecular Design of Polymers for Laser Structuring and Thin Oxide Films by Pulsed Laser Deposition as Model System for Electrochemical Applications; T. Lippert.- Three Dimensional Micro and Nanochips Fabricated by Femtosecond Laser for Biomedical Applications; K. Sugioka et al.- Photo-Assisted Processes from Nano Size Colloid Sols; A. Peled and N. Mirchin.- Controlling the Surface Plasmon Resonances in Metal Nanoparticles by Laser Light; H. Ouacha and F. Träger.- A Summary of Canadian Nanomedicine Research Funding: Strengths and Needs; E. Marcotte and R. Quirion.- Author Index.
This book provides a set of articles reviewing state-of-the art research and recent advancements in the field of photon-matter interaction for micro/nanomaterials synthesis and manipulation of properties of biological and inorganic materials at the atomic level. Photon-based nanoscience and related technologies have created exciting opportunities for the fabrication and characterization of nano(bio)material devices and systems.
An interdisciplinary cross-section of the photonics nano-world
A review of the rapidly growing field of nano-science and technology
Covers a broad variety of topics from nanomaterials to nanomedicine
An insight into the future of nanotechnology R&D
Nanobiophotonics in action