Handbook of Functional Nanomaterials. Volume 1: Synthesis and Modification


Mahmood Aliofkhazraei (Editor)
Tarbiat Modares University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Materials Engineering, Tehrān, Iran

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC027000

This is the first volume of the four volume set of “Handbook of Functional Nanomaterials“. Functional nanomaterials appear in our daily lives. These materials mainly include nanocomposites, nanopowders, nanoparticles and nanocoatings. Nanotechnology enables the creation of structures that do not exist in nature, those which cannot be produced by conventional chemistry. Some advantages of this technology are the synthesis of stronger, more adjustable materials as well as lower costs. Nanotechnology is scientific and research development at the atomic, molecular, or macromolecular levels in a dimension range of 1 to 100 nm; the fabrication and application of the structures, equipment, and systems which involve unique characteristics and new applications because of their small or medium dimensions; and the potential for (materials and processes) and control and management of atomic scales.

Therefore, nanotechnology involves industrial research and development at atomic, molecular, and macromolecular levels. This research aims to create and exploit the structures and systems which involve unique applications due to their small dimensions. The main difference between nanotechnology and other technologies is found within the dimensions and properties of the materials and structures applied to this technology. As a matter of fact, the main difference between these two types of technologies is the presence of base elements, which are indeed the same nanoscale elements with different properties in their nanoscale and larger states. Due to the developed properties of the very fine powders including surface chemistry, compressive properties, optical characteristics, and synthetic reactions, as well as an increasing demand for fine powders in industries, a very fine fragmentation is applied in many materials such as: minerals, ceramics, dyes, chemicals, microorganisms, pharmaceuticals and paper manufacturing.

This volume mainly discusses the synthesis and modification of functional nanomaterials. Some of the functional nanomaterials discussed in this volume are zinc oxide nanoparticles, iron oxide, cadmium chalcogenide nanoparticles, chitosan-based nanocomposites, mesoporous materials, gallium nitride nanowires, titania nanoparticles, plasmonic nanofilms, polyaniline nanocomposites and nano silver. There are 19 chapters in this volume; each one includes examples of these interesting materials, supported by appropriate figures for better clarification. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Functional Nanostructured Materials
(M. Aliofkhazraei, Department of Materials Science, Faculty of Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran)

Chapter 2. Studies on Bio-Fabrication of ZnO Nanoparticles with Magnetic Properties
(Amitava Mukherjee, T. C. Prathna, Ashok M. Raichur, Mamta Kumari and N. Chandrasekaran, Centre for Nanobiotechnology, VIT University, Vellore, India, and others)

Chapter 3. Quasi-3D Architecture for Iron Oxide and its Influence on Solar Cell Performance
(S. Agarwala and G. W. Ho, Energy Research Institute at NTU (ERIAN), Nanyang Technological University, Research Tehno Plaza, Singapore, and others)

Chapter 4. Ultra-Small CdS Quantum Dots Capped by Amine Polyelectrolytes
(Oleksandra E. Rayevska, Oleksandr L. Stroyuk, Galyna Y. Grodzyuk, Stepan Y. Kuchmiy, Volodymyr M. Dzhagan and Mykhailo Y. Valakh, L.V. Pysarzhevsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine, and others)

Chapter 5. Hybrid Metal Nanoparticle–Semiconductor Nanowire Assemblies: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
(Theodora Krasia-Christoforou and Matthew Zervos, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus)

Chapter 6. Chitosan-Based Layered Silicate Nanocomposites
(Xiaoying Wang, Xiaoyun Li, Zuguang Shen, Yang Han and Runcang Sun,
State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China)

Chapter 7. Nanostructured Materials in Dental Applications
(Seyed Shahabeddin Mirsasaani, Mehran Hemati, Alireza Salehi Shahrebabaki and Ebrahim Moghaddasi, Biomaterials Group, Faculty of Biomedical Engineering (Center of Excellence), Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and others)

Chapter 8. Synthesis and Functionalization of Si-MCM-41 with Amines
(Anita Ramli, Sohail Ahmed and Suzana Yusup, Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Tronoh, Perak, Malaysia, and others)

Chapter 9. Crystalline Wide Bandgap Semiconductors with Optoelectronic Properties
(Anca Duta, Luminita Andronic, Dana Perniu, Laura Manceriu and Alexandru Enesca, Transilvania University of Brasov, R&D Center Renewable Energy Systems and Recycling, Brasov, Romania)

Chapter 10. Fluctuation-Electromagnetic Interaction of Nanoparticles: Effects of Uniform Motion, Rotation, and Thermal Disequilibrium
(G. V. Dedkov and A. A. Kyasov, Nanoscale Physics Group, Kabardino-Balkarian State University, Nalchik, Russia)

Chapter 11. Conductive Nanoparticles Applied for Solar Control Windows
(Keisuke Machida, Atsushi Tofuku and Kenji Adachi, Ichikawa Research Laboratories, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., Japan)
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Chapter 12. Nanoparticle Actuated Vesicles
(Esther Amstad and Laura R. Arriaga, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US)

Chapter 13. Self Assembly in Nanostructured ZnO
(Litty Irimpan, St. Mary’s College, Thrissur, Kerala, India)

Chapter 14. Robust Gas/Chemical Sensors Based on Functionalized Gallium Nitride Nanowires
(Geetha S. Aluri, Abhishek Motayed, Albert V. Davydov and Mulpuri V. Rao, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University, Washington D.C., USA, and others)

Chapter 15. Synthesis of Highly Antibacterial Higher Valence Silver Nanocomposites
(Sabarinathan Rangasamy and Joon Myong Song, College of Pharmacy, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea)

Chapter 16. Control of Size and Shape of Titania Nanoparticles
(Nada M. Dimitrijevic and Tijana Rajh, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA)

Chapter 17. Solution-Deposited Plasmonic Nanofilms and their Applications
(Sai Sathish Ramamurthy, S. Venkatesh and Yordan Kostov, Dept of Chemistry, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning,
Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi, India, and others)

Chapter 18. Polyaniline Nanocomposites as Anticorrosive Materials
(Azam Rashidzadeh, Polymer Composite Research Laboratory, Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran)

Chapter 19. Nanosilver for Imparting Antibacterial Properties to the Textile Substrates
(M. D. Teli, Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai, India)


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