Infochemistry: Information Processing at the Nanoscale

book1Infochemistry: Information Processing at the Nanoscale, defines a new field of science, and describes the processes, systems and devices at the interface between chemistry and information sciences. The book is devoted to the application of molecular species and nanostructures to advanced information processing. It includes the design and synthesis of suitable materials and nanostructures, their characterization, and finally applications of molecular species and nanostructures for information storage and processing purposes.

Divided into twelve chapters; the first three chapters serve as an introduction to the basic concepts of digital information processing, its development, limitations and finally introduces some alternative concepts for prospective technologies. Chapters four and five discuss traditional low-dimensional metals and semiconductors and carbon nanostructures respectively, while further chapters discuss Photoelectrochemical photocurrent switching and related phenomena and self-organization and self-assembly. Chapters eight, nine and ten discuss information processing at the molecular level, and eleven describes information processing in natural systems. The book concludes with a discussion of the future prospects for the field.

Further topics: traditional electronic device development is rapidly approaching a limit, so molecular scale information processing is critical in order to meet increasing demand for high computational power. Characterizes chemical systems not according to their chemical nature, but according to their role as prospective information technology elements. Covers the application of molecular species and nanostructures as molecular scale logic gates, switches, memories, and complex computing devices.

Bioinorganic photochemistry

book2Bioinorganic photochemistry is a rapidly evolving field integrating inorganic photochemistry with biological, medical and environmental sciences. The interactions of light with inorganic species in natural systems, and the applications in artificial systems of medical or environmental importance, form the basis of this challenging inter-disciplinary research area.

Bioinorganic Photochemistry provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts and reactions fundamental to the field, illustrating important applications in biological, medical and environmental sciences. Topics covered include:

  - Cosmic and environmental photochemistry
  - Photochemistry of biologically relevant nanoassemblies
  - Molecular aspects of photosynthesis
  - Photoinduced electron transfer in biosystems
  - Modern therapeutic strategies in photomedicine

The book concludes with an outlook for the future of environmental protection, discussing emerging techniques in the field of pollution abatement, and the potential for bioinorganic photochemistry as a pathway to developing cheap, environmentally friendly sources of energy.

Written as an authoritative guide for researchers involved in the development of bioinorganic photochemical processes, Bioinorganic Photochemistry is also accessible to scientists new to the field, and will be a key reference source for advanced courses in inorganic, and bioinorganic chemistry.

Supramolecular Chemistry and Advanced Materials

book3Material science offers more and more advanced materials for various types of applications – from “simple” multifunctional coatings, paints and layers through analytic, environmental and medical purposes to nanoscaled sophisticated optoelectronic devices. A broad variety of organic and inorganic building blocks enables design and engineering of nanomaterials with desired properties. Tuning of spectral, magnetic, electronic and other features requires a basic knowledge on the intrinsic properties of the supramolecular system and its subunits.

Especially challenging are novel materials for advanced optoelectronic applications: luminescent materials for OLEDS, nanostructured semiconductors for photovoltaic applications, optoelectronic molecular switches and others. Synthetic flexibility of supramolecular chemistry serves a ‘bottom-up’ pathways to organized nanosystems of desired optical and electronic properties. A specials session will devoted exclusively to advanced inorganic, hybrid and organic materials for (opto)electronic applications.