Handbook of Functional Nanomaterials. Volume 3: Application and Development


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 third volume of the “Handbook of Functional Nanomaterials” (4 volume set). 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 the control and management at 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 application and development of functional nanomaterials. Some of the functional nanomaterials that were discussed in this volume are titania nanostructures, hybrid nanomaterials based on nanoclays, multifunctional nanomedicine, nanocomposites using polypyrrole, metallic nanoparticles, quantum dots, fullerenes and capped nanotubes, graphene, nanocomposite coatings, functionalized carbon nanotube, nanopowders. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Titanium Dioxide Nanostructures in New and Emerging Energy Technologies
(Canan Varlikli and Halide Diker, Ege University, Solar Energy Institute, Izmir, Turkey)

Chapter 2. Hybrid Materials Based on Nanoclays as Green Catalysts for Oxidation Reactions
(E.H. de Faria, K.J. Ciuffi, A. Lovo de Carvalho, E.J. Nassar, P.S. Calefi, S. Nakagaki, M.A. Vicente, R. Trujillano, V. Rives, S.A. Korili and A. Gil, Universidade de Franca, Av. Dr. Armando Salles Oliveira, Parque Universitário, Franca–SP, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 3. Nanomedicines in Neglected Tropical Diseases
(R. Ghosh Auddy, P. Roy, S. Das and A. Mukherjee, Division of Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemicals Technology, Department of Chemical Technology, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India)

Chapter 4. Nanocomposites Using Polypyrrole and Nanotubes/Nanoparticles-Enhanced Biosensors for Oxidative Stress Biomarkers
(C. Karunakaran, M. Pandiaraj and T. Madasamy, Biomedical Research Lab, Department of Chemistry, VHNSN College, Tamilnadu, India)

Chapter 5. Metal Nanoparticles for Catalytic Applications
(Dipak Kumar Dutta, Materials Science Division, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, North-East Institute of Science and Technology, Assam, India)

Chapter 6. Nanoparticles for Applications in Drug Delivery
(Qun Wang, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, USA)

Chapter 7. Structural and Photoelectrochemical Properties of Quantum Dots Embedded Peptide Matrix Nanocomposites
(Debasish Haldar, Department of Chemical Sciences, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata, Mohanpur, West Bengal, India)

Chapter 8. Fullerenes and Capped Nanotubes: Applications and Geometry
(A.R. Ashrafi and F. Koorepazan-Moftakhar, Department of Nanocomputing, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran)

Chapter 9. Application of Graphene in Electrochemical Devices
(R. Awasthi, Madhu and R.N. Singh, Department of Chemistry, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India)

Chapter 10. Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Systems and Infectious Diseases
(Adil M. Allahverdiyev, Emrah Sefik Abamor, Melahat Bagirova, Tugce Deniz Tanalp, Hayat Aliyeva and Zafer Nihat Candan, Yildiz Technical University, Chemical-Metallurgical Faculty, Department of Bioengineering, Istanbul, Turkey, and others)

Chapter 11. Time Dependent Quantum Transport through Kondo-Correlated Quantum Dots
(A. Goker and E. Gedik, Department of Physics, Bilecik University, Bilecik, Turkey, and others)

Chapter 12. Metal Nanoparticle/Carbon Nanotube Composites: Methods and Applications
(Luca Camilli, Physics Department, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Via della Ricerca Scientifica, Rome, Italy, and others)

Chapter 13. Electrodeposited Nanocomposite Coatings: Principles and Applications
(Kavian O. Cooke, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Technology, Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica)

Chapter 14. High-Temperature Stable Nanoparticles Demonstrated on Self-Cleaning Titania Coatings
(Alfred P. Weber, Fei Qi, Anna Moiseev and Joachim Deubener, Institute of Particle Technology, TU Clausthal, Germany, and others)

Chapter 15. Organic Redox Mediators Functionalized CNT Chemically-Modified Electrodes for Electrochemical Applications
(Annamalai Senthil Kumar and Prakasam Gayathri, Environmental and Analytical Chemistry Division, School of Advanced Sciences, Vellore Institute of Technology University, Vellore, India)

Chapter 16. Fabrication of Metal Nanoparticles and Nanorods/Nanowires by a Photochemical Reaction
(Hyung-Ho Park, Hyeong-Ho Park and Hyuncheol Kim, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea)

Chapter 17. Nanopowders: An Overview
(Hemant Yadav, M. Navya and H.G. Shivakumar, Department of Pharmaceutics, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University, SS Nagar, Mysore, Karnataka, India)

Chapter 18. Rolled-Up Magnetic Nanomembranes for Sensor Applications
(Christian Müller, Denys Makarov, Ingolf Mönch, Carlos Cesar Bof Bufon, Yongfeng Mei and Oliver G. Schmidt, Departamento de Física, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 19. Chemiluminescence Detection Systems Using Nanomaterials
(A.R. Khataee, M. Fathinia and M. Iranifam, Research Laboratory of Advanced Water and Wastewater Treatment Processes, Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran, and others)

Chapter 20. Functional Nanomaterials for Thermoablation Therapy
(Alicia Sawdon, Ethan Weydemeyer and Ching-An Peng, Department of Chemical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, USA)

Chapter 21. Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles and Nanostructures for Photocatalytic Applications
(Tarek A. Kandiel, Armin Feldhoff and Detlef Bahnemann, Faculty of Science, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt, and others)


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