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Nanochemistry: Synthesis in diminishing dimensions

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  • Prof. Geoffrey A. Ozin

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    1. Advanced Zeolite Materials Science Group Lash Miller Chemistry Department, University of Toronto 80 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S IA1 (Canada)
    • Advanced Zeolite Materials Science Group Lash Miller Chemistry Department, University of Toronto 80 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S IA1 (Canada)
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    • Born in London in 1943. He completed his undergraduate work in chemistry at King's College, London University, and obtained his Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at Oriel College, Oxford University in 1967. He was an ICI Post Doctoral Fellow at Southampton University from 1967 to 1969 before joining the Chemistrys Faculty of the Univrrsity of Toronto as an Assistant Professor, where he is now a Full Professor. His current research is exclusively in the area of solid-state chemistry with a thrust towards advanced zeolite materials science. The emphasis of his work is on the synthesis and characterization of novel nanoporous materials for the development of systems with value in quantum electronics and nonlinear optics, high density erasable optical data storage and chemoselective sensing.


  • The generous financial assistance of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada is gratefully appreciated.

Abstract

Atomic and molecular size devices are the ultimate goal of those working on, for example, nanoscale patterning and templating techniques. The various approaches to nanophase materials with stringent requirements of size, shape, and dimensionality are discussed, recent highlights are described, and teh advantages to be gained by working on this scale with zeolites (see figure), LB films, fullerenes, organic polymer hosts, semiconductor clusters, porous silicon, STM technology and much more are reviewed.

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