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Title Nanoporous gold : from an ancient technology to a high-tech material / edited by Arne Wittstock [and others]
Published Cambridge, U.K. : Royal Society of Chemistry, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xi, 252 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series RSC Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Series ; 22
RSC nanoscience & nanotechnology ; 22
Contents Introduction to nanoporous gold; Alloy corrosion -- A history; De-alloying mechanism; Mechanical properties of nanoporous gold; Microfabrication of nanoporous gold; Optical applications of nanoporous gold; Actuation with nanoporous gold; Surface chemistry and catalysis; Electrocatalytical properties of nanoporous gold; Sensor applications
Summary "High-surface-area materials have recently attracted significant interest due to potential applications in various fields such as electrochemistry and catalysis, gas-phase catalysis, optics, sensors and actuators, energy harvesting and storage. In contrast to classical materials the properties of high-surface-area materials are no longer determined by their bulk, but by their nanoscale architecture. Nanoporous gold (np-Au) represents the fascinating class of mesoporous metals that have been intensively investigated in recent years. The current interest and the increasing number of scientific publications show that np-Au by itself is an outstanding nano-material that justifies a book devoted to all aspects of its properties and applications. The resulting publication is a discussion of this unique nano-material and is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the field. The book provides a broad, multi-disciplinary platform to learn more about the properties of nanoporous gold from an inter-disciplinary perspective. It starts with an introduction and overview of state-of-the-art applications and techniques characterizing this material and its applications. It then covers the progress in research within the last years. The chapters are in-depth overviews written by the world's leading scientists in the particular field. Each chapter covers one technique or application so that the reader can easily target their favoured topic and will get the latest and state-of-the-art information in the field."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Gold -- Surfaces
Gold -- Properties
Mesoporous materials.
Inorganic chemistry.
Gold -- Surfaces.
Mesoporous materials.
Form Electronic book
Author Wittstock, Arne.
ISBN 9781849735285