Chapter 5. Properties

  1. Prof. Dr. Günter Schmid
  1. Dr. Uri Banin and
  2. Oded Millo

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527602399.ch5

Nanoparticles: From Theory to Application

Nanoparticles: From Theory to Application

How to Cite

Banin, U. and Millo, O. (2003) Properties, in Nanoparticles: From Theory to Application (ed G. Schmid), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527602399.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, University Duisburg-Essen, Universitätsstr. 5-7, 45117 Essen, Germany

Author Information

  1. Department of Physical Chemistry, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem 91904, Israel

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305070

Online ISBN: 9783527602391



  • semiconductor nanoparticles;
  • properties;
  • nanocrystals;
  • optical and electronic properties of III–V and II–VI nanoparticles;
  • artificial atoms;
  • electronic structure;
  • spectroscopy;
  • electrical properties of metal nanoparticles;
  • quantum size effect;
  • single-electron tunneling;
  • collective charge transport


  • Semiconductor Nanoparticles

    • Optical and Electronic Properties of III–V and II–VI Nanoparticles

      • Introduction

      • Semiconductor Nanocrystals as Artificial Atoms

      • Theoretical Descriptions of the Electronic Structure

      • Atomic-like States in Core/Shell Nanocrystals – Spectroscopy and Imaging

      • Level Structure of CdSe Quantum Rods

      • Optical Gain and Lasing in Semiconductor Nanocrystals

    • Optical and Thermal Properties of Ib–VI Nanoparticles

      • Optical Spectra and Thermal Behaviour

      • Optical Spectra in the Solid State

  • Electrical Properties of Metal Nanoparticles

    • Introduction

    • Physical Background and Quantum Size Effect

    • Single-Electron Tunneling

      • Working Principles of Metal-Based Single-Electron Tunneling Devices

    • Single-Electron Tunneling in Nanoparticles

      • Thin Film Structures and STM Single-Electron Systems

      • SET on Single Chemically Tailored Nanoparticles

      • Metal Nanoparticles in Single-Electron Devices

      • Mesoscopic Arrays with Nanoelectrodes

      • Chemical Switching and Gating of Current through Nanoparticles

    • From Single-Particle Properties to Collective Charge Transport

      • One-Dimensional Arrangements

      • Two-Dimensional Arrangements

      • Three-Dimensional Arrangements

  • References