Chapter 19. Photochemistry and Electrochemistry of Nanoassemblies

  1. Prof. Dr. C. N. R. Rao2,
  2. Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Achim Müller3 and
  3. Prof. Dr. A. K. Cheetham Director4
  1. P. V. Kamat

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/352760247X.ch19

The Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

The Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications

How to Cite

Kamat, P. V. (2004) Photochemistry and Electrochemistry of Nanoassemblies, in The Chemistry of Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties and Applications (eds C. N. R. Rao, A. Müller and A. K. Cheetham), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/352760247X.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Chemistry and Physics of Materials Unit and CSIR Centre of Excellence in Chemistry, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced, Scientific Research, Jakkur P.O., Bangalore 560 064, India

  2. 3

    Faculty of Chemistry, University of Bielefeld, Postfach 10 01 31, D-33501 Bielefeld, Germany

  3. 4

    Materials Research Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5121, USA

Author Information

  1. Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory, Notre Dame, Indiana 46556-0579, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527306862

Online ISBN: 9783527602476



  • photochemistry of nanoassemblies;
  • electrochemistry of nanoassemblies;
  • metal nanostructures;
  • semiconductor nanostructures;
  • photoinduced charge transfer processes;
  • photoinduced transformations;
  • electrochemistry of nanostructures;
  • semiconductor–metal nanocomposites;
  • efficiency of photocatalytic transformations;
  • Fermi level equilibration


  • Metal and Semiconductor Nanostructures

  • Photoinduced Charge Transfer Processes in Semiconductor Nanoparticle Systems

  • Photoinduced Transformations of Metal Nanoparticles

    • Transient Bleaching of the Surface Plasmon Band

    • Laser Induced Fusion and Fragmentation of Metal Nanoclusters

    • Photoinduced Energy and Electron Transfer Process between Excited Sensitizer and Metal Nanocore

  • Electrochemistry of Semiconductor Nanostructures

    • Nanostructured Metal Oxide Films

    • Nanostructured Oxide Films Modified with Dyes and Redox Chromophores

    • Photocurrent Generation

  • Electrochemistry of Metal Nanostructures

  • Semiconductor–Metal Nanocomposites

    • Improving the Efficiency of Photocatalytic Transformations

    • Fermi Level Equilibration

  • Concluding Remarks

  • Acknowledgement

  • References