Prestigious 270-year-old de Gruyter Publishing House of Germany, which is included in the Web of Science interdisciplinary book reference database (Book Citation Index) and has branches in Basel, Beijing, Boston, Munich, Warsaw, and Vienna, addressed the field of nanospectoscopy for the first time and on December 31, 2022 published the three-volume textbook in English “Optical Nanospectroscopy” (paper and electronic versions of the 1128-page book).
As an international graphene expert the NPUA professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences Gagik Shmavonyan was included in the team of international authors for the publication of this textbook, who was entrusted to author the section “Nanospectroscopy of graphene and two-dimensional atomic materials and hybrid structures” (30 pages) in the third volume of that textbook. Currently, along with graphene production technologies, this section also includes the “Rod Crushing” technology authored by Gagik Shmavonyan and the “Platform Crushing” technology that is becoming more and more popular all over the world.
These nanotechnologies enable us to obtain specially structured, inexpensive, high-quality and ecologically clean graphene layers, powders and hybrid structures. Moreover, it is even more fascinating that the nanotechnologies authored by Shmavonyan were also included in the prestigious “Graphene Science Handbook” published by CRC (Taylor & Francis Group) Publishing House (London – New York) back in 2016.
The three-volume textbook is devoted to optical nanospectroscopy, which is a rather young and newly developing interdisciplinary field (physics, chemistry, biology and engineering). Using nano scale tools (nano tools), high-resolution devices (nano devices), methods and technologies (nanotechnologies), optical nanospectroscopy studies the interaction of electromagnetic radiation and the matter (decreasing till separate molecules or atoms) at the nanometer scale aiming to study the optical and electrical properties of new materials, chemical structures and new phenomena occurring at the nanometer scale (nano-phenomena).
The three new nano phenomena discovered under the co-authorship of NPUA Professor Shmavonyan were included in his doctoral dissertation (2009). The latter is the first dissertation in Armenia that was entirely devoted to nanotechnology and new generation nanoelectronic devices (nanostructured thermal photovoltaic cells (tested in the Space), monolithic integrated solar cells (tested in Italy), semiconductor lasers and semiconductor optical amplifiers (tested in USA-Asia) (Taiwan) telecommunications system).
The three-volume textbook is intended for bachelor and master students, researchers and scholars of European and other countries. It was co-authored by 230 leading and reputable scientists and experts in various fields of nanotechnology from 35 countries (Europe and other countries) and as a result of their great efforts and close cooperation over the past 5 years, it was possible to compile this large-scale and demanded textbook for the first time.
According to Professor Shmavonyan, this textbook will be useful both for students and teachers of the Polytechnic University and other universities of Armenia, as well as for researchers of scientific centers operating in various fields of studies.