Handbook of Functional Nanomaterials. Volume 2: Characterization and Reliability


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 second volume of the four volume set. Functional nanomaterials appear in our daily lives. These materials mainly include nanocomposites, nanopowders, nanoparticles and nanocoatings. Nanotechnology enables the creation of structures which 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) the 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 in 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, very fine fragmentation is applied in many materials such as: minerals, ceramics, dyes, chemicals, microorganisms, pharmaceuticals and paper manufacturing. This volume mainly discusses the characterization and reliability of functional nanomaterials. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery

(Anthony A. Attama and Lovelyn Charles, Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Nigeria, Enugu State, Nigeria)pp,1-42

Chapter 2. Fluorescent Nanomaterials for Sensing and Imaging

(Alexander P. Demchenko, A.V. Palladin Institute of Biochemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine)pp,43-60

Chapter 3. Enhanced Method for Study of Materials Nanoporous Structure

(E.I. Shkolnikov, E.V. Sidorova, N.S. Shaitura, D.E. Vervikishko and A.V. Grigorenko, The Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Moscow, Russia)pp,61-84

Chapter 4. Syntheses of Functionalized Graphene Sheets and their Polymer Nanocomposites

(Cheol Heo and Jin-Hae Chang, School of Energy and Integrated Materials Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Gumi, Korea)pp,85-116

Chapter 5. Hydrothermal Modification of Metal Oxide-Doped TiO2 Nanomaterials

(B. Shahmoradi, K. Byrappa and A. Maleki, Kurdistan Environmental Health Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Kurdistan, Iran, and others)pp,117-134

Chapter 6. Titania Nanostructures Electronic and Optical Response

(Letizia Chiodo, Amilcare Iacomino, Maurizia Palummo and Angel Rubio, Center for Biomolecular Nanotechnologies CBN@Unile, Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and European Theoretical Spectroscopy Facility (ETSF), Via Barsanti, Arnesano (LE), Italy, and others)pp,135-154

Chapter 7. New Generation of Sensors and Biosensors Based on Functionalized Nanomaterials

(Farnoush Faridbod, Mohammad Reza Ganjali and Parviz Norouzi, Center of Excellence in Electrochemistry, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran)


Chapter 8. Electron Transport Properties of Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Nanomaterials

(A.K. Meikap and K.Gupta, Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, West Bengal, India)pp,179-204

Chapter 9. Modeling Finite Nanostructures

(Forrest H. Kaatz and Adhemar Bultheel, Mesalands Community College, Tucumcari, NM, USA, and others)pp,205-230

Chapter 10. Microwave Absorption Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites

(F.X. Qin and C. Brosseau, Advanced Composite Centre for Innovation and Science, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, and others)pp,231-264

Chapter 11. Mesoporous Gas-Sensitive SnO2-SiO2 Nanocomposites

(A. Ponomareva, V.A. Moshnikov and G. Suchaneck, Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI), Chair for Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Saint Petersburg, Russia, and others)pp,265-294

Chapter 12. Nano Colloidal Systems as Antitumor Drug Delivery Systems

(R. Abbasalipourkabir, A. Salehzadeh and Abdullah Rasedee, Hamedan University of medical Science, Iran, and others)pp,295-306

Chapter 13. Nanoporous Hybrid Catalysts

(Toshiyuki Kimura, Hiroyuki Imai, Koji Sakashita, Xiaohong Li and Sachio Asaoka, School of Environmental Engineering, the University of Kitakyushu, Hibikino, Wakamatsu, Kitakyushu, Japan)pp,307-332

Chapter 14. Electrolytic Functionalisation of Graphene Nanomaterials

(C.T.J. Low, Electrochemical Engineering Laboratory, Energy Technology Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, United Kingdom)pp,333-352

Chapter 15. Radiative Properties of Plasmons in Metallic Nano-Particles: Photo-Voltaic and Photonic Applications

(Witold Jacak, Institute of Physics, Wrocław University of Technology, Wrocław, Poland)pp,353-378

Chapter 16. Polypropylene/Organoclay Nanocomposites

(Petr Svoboda, Tomas Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic)pp,379-414

Chapter 17. Influence of Atomic Defects on the Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes

(Ali Ghavamian and Andreas Öchsner, Department of Solid Mechanics and Design, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor, Malaysia, and others)pp,415-432

Chapter 18. Quantifying the Dispersion of Nanoparticles in Polymers

(David J. Bray and Ambrose C. Taylor, University of Warwick, UK, and others)pp,433-460

Chapter 19. ZnO Nanostructures: Current Status and Future Prospects

(Zahid Ali and Dae Joon Kang, BK 21 Physics Research Division, Department of Energy Science, Institute of Basic Sciences, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea)pp,461-484

Chapter 20. Functionalized Mesoporous and Nanoporous Materials

(Cléo T.G.V.M.T. Pires and Claudio Airoldi, Institute of Chemistry, University of Campinas, Campinas, São Paulo, Brasil)pp,485-506

Chapter 21. Modern Nanocrystalline TiO2-Based Promoted Photocatalysts for Water Splitting

(Alexander Samokhvalov, Chemistry Department, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ, USA)507-524

Chapter 22. Nanodecoy: A Nanotechnological Approach for Vaccine Delivery

(Amit K. Goyal, Goutam Rath and Gaurav Chauhan, Department of Pharmaceutics, ISF College of Pharmacy, Ghal Kalan, Ferozepur Road, Moga, Punjab, India)pp,525-548

Index pp,549-571

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