Light in the World of Nanotechnology

This booklet of 42 pages—part of Springer’s “Essentials” series—does, as the subtitle promises, offer “a comprehensible introduction to the basics and applications” of the interaction of light with nanoparticles.

The author starts with the physical principles on which nanotechnological applications are based. The next chapter presents the methods for producing nanostructures. Some exemplary selected applications of nanotechnology are also presented, ranging from those already actively used (such as stained-glass windows) to those still in research (such as more-efficient solar cells or novel CCD sensors).

With this book, the reader can get an overview of the world of nanotechnology and gain an insight into the new possibilities. I highly recommend this captivating, simple-language introduction to a modern technology.

Review by Reva Garg, Institute of Physics, University of Brasilia, Brazil

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or its publisher, Optica (formerly OSA).

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