About the book
The book is devoted to describe the main groups of nanosystems with controlled morphology and internal structure, and moreover the methods of their formation and their characteristic physicochemical properties. It will cover examples of nanosystems responsive to different influential factors - magnetic and electrical fields, temperature, pressure, mechanical stress, acoustic and microwave fields, light irradiation, presence of chemical analytes and biological objects. Special attention will be given to existing and possible applications of such systems and nanostructured materials from which they are composed, and to artificially produced metamaterials in optoelectronics and nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, creation of new devices for information transfer and storage, stimuli responsive systems, and chemo- and biosensor systems. The book aims to be an overview on original methods for creating such smart nanosystems and nanomaterials with tunable properties, and on possible ways of their usage in modern science and technology. It will also describe the possible influence of such nanoobjects on human life, including different biomedical applications.