Chapter 1. An Introduction to Chirality at the Nanoscale

  1. Dr. David B. Amabilino2,3
  1. Laurence D. Barron

Published Online: 18 JUN 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9783527625345.ch1

Chirality at the Nanoscale: Nanoparticles, Surfaces, Materials and more

Chirality at the Nanoscale: Nanoparticles, Surfaces, Materials and more

How to Cite

Barron, L. D. (2009) An Introduction to Chirality at the Nanoscale, in Chirality at the Nanoscale: Nanoparticles, Surfaces, Materials and more (ed D. B. Amabilino), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527625345.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC), Campus Universitari, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain

  2. 3

    Institut de Ciència de Materials de Barcelona (CSIC), Campus Universitari de Bellaterra, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Catalonia, Spain

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 JUN 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527320134

Online ISBN: 9783527625345

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Keywords:

  • chirality;
  • nanoscience;
  • homochirality;
  • symmetry;
  • absolute enantioselection;
  • circular dichroism;
  • raman optical activity;
  • vibrational circular dichroism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Historical Introduction to Optical Activity and Chirality

  • Chirality and Life

  • Symmetry and Chirality

  • Absolute Enantioselection

  • Spectroscopic Probes of Chirality in Nanosystems

  • Conclusion

  • References