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Applied Spectroscopy and the Science of Nanomaterials is a synergistic compendium of informative and cutting-edge chapters written by leading researchers in the fields of spectroscopy and condensed matter physics as applied to a variety of materials at the nanoscale. Applied spectroscopy is the application of various spectroscopic methods for detection and identification of different elements/compounds in solving problems in the fields of forensics, medicine, oil industry, atmospheric chemistry, pharmacology, etc. Nanotechnology is based on the fact that nanostructures, nanodevices, and nanosystems exhibit novel properties and functions as a result of their small size. It is a highly multidisciplinary field, drawing from such subjects as applied physics, materials science, colloidal science, device physics, supramolecular chemistry, and mechanical and electrical engineering.