by Dr. A.N. Shipway) shows
a selection of colloidal
composed of metallic or semiconductive materials, which may be
onto gold or glassy (ITO) surfaces. These organized, hybrid materials
electrical, optical, and catalytic properties that differ from the bulk
materials and find application in an increasing number of situations.
all cases, the nature and dimensions of the nanoparticles, the linkers
used to immobilize them, the surface to which they are bound, and the
style are critically important. Further details are given in the review
by Willner et al. on pages 18 - 52.