Handbook of Functional Nanomaterials. Volume 4: Properties and Commercialization

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

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC027000




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This is the fourth 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 (1) scientific and research development at the atomic, molecular, or macromolecular levels in a dimension range of 1 to 100 nm, (2) the fabrication and application of the structures, equipment, and systems which involve unique characteristics and new applications because of their small or medium dimensions, (3) and the potential for (materials and processes) the control and management of atomic scales.

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 properties and commercialization of functional nanomaterials. Some of the functional nanomaterials that were discussed in this volume are graphene-based nanocomposites, nanoporous materials, ionic liquids-carbon nanotube nanocomposites, carbon nanotube/nanofiber cement-based composites, titania nanostructured materials, nanostructured multilayer films, ZnO nanostructures, biomolecular nanoconjugates, functionalized magnetic nanoparticles, nano latex materials, semiconductor quantum dots, mesoporous silica-based sensors and keratin nanomaterials. There are 21 chapters in this volume. Each one includes examples of these interesting materials, supported with appropriate figures for better clarification. (Imprint: Nova)

Chapter 1. Preparation and Application of Titania with Ordered Nanostrutures
(J. Zuo, L. Sun and C.J. Lin, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xiamen University of Technology, Xiamen, China, and others)

Chapter 2. Carbon Nanotube-Based Nanostructured Multilayer Films for Electrochemical Biosensing
(Aimin Yu, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

Chapter 3. Solution-Grown ZnO Nanostructures for Application in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells
(Chuan-Pei Lee, Chung-Wei Kung, Te-Chun Chu and Kuo-Chuan Ho, Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Polymer Science and Engineering, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan)

Chapter 4. Titania Nanostructures for Environmental Remediation
(D.M. Tobaldi, R.C. Pullar, C. Piccirillo, P.M.L. Castro, M.M. Pintado, M.P. Seabra and J.A. Labrincha, Department of Materials and Ceramic Engineering / CICECO, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 5. Functional Nanomaterials for Advanced Tissue Engineering
(Masoud Mozafari, Helmerich Advanced Technology Research Center, School of Material Science and Engineering, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma, USA)

Chapter 6. Development of Ionic Liquid-Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites for Third Generation Biosensors
(Parvaneh Rahimi and Hedayatollah Ghourchian, Laboratory of Microanalysis, Institute of Biochemistry & Biophysics, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran, and others)

Chapter 7. Methods for Characterization of Biomolecular Nanoconjugates
(Ashley M. Schaeffer and Robert K. DeLong, Biomedical Sciences Department, Missouri State University, Springfield, Missouri, USA)

Chapter 8. Aqueous Toxic Metal Removal with Functionalized Magnetic Nanoparticles
(John H. Walrod, II and David A. Atwood, Department of Chemistry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA)

Chapter 9. Nanocomposites for Biomedical and Dental Applications
(Andy H. Choi, Jukka P. Matinlinna, Gregory Heness and Besim Ben-Nissan, Department of Chemistry and Forensic Science, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, and others)

Chapter 10. Self-Sensing and Self-Damping Carbon Nanotube Cement-Based Composites
(Jianlin Luo, Baoguo Han, Xun Yu, Shengwei Sun and Jinping Ou, School of Civil Engineering, Qingdao Technological University, China, and others)

Chapter 11. Collective Excitations of Electron Gas on the Nanotube Surface in a Magnetic Field: Magnetoplasma and Spin Waves, Zero Sound
(A.M. Ermolaev and G.I. Rashba, Department of Theoretical Physics, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine)

Chapter 12. Graphene-Based Nanocomposites with Applications in Energy Conversion and Storage
(Wan-Sheng Wang and An-Wu Xu, Division of Nanomaterials and Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China)

Chapter 13. Synthesis of Nanostructure of Inorganic and Nanolatex Materials and their Applications
(S.H. Sonawane, S.S. Kalode, Niraj Sikwal and B.A. Bhanvase, Department of Chemical Engineering National Institute of Technology, Warangal, India and others)

Chapter 14. TiO2 Nanostructured Materials: Synthesis and Applications
(Roghayeh Imani, Meysam Pazoki and Aleš Iglič, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and others)

Chapter 15. Luminescent Transparent Bulk Nanocomposites: Preparation, Properties and Application
(Zheng Xie, Fu Wang and Chunyan Liu, Key Laboratory of Photochemical Conversion and Optoelectronic Materials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, P.R. China)

Chapter 16. Applications of Surface Plasmon Resonance
(V.S. Grinevich, L.N. Filevskaya, L.S. Maximenko, I.E. Matyash, O.N. Mischuk, S.P. Rudenko and B.K. Serdega, Odessa Mechnikov National University, Odessa, Ukraine, and others)

Chapter 17. Synthesis of Semiconductor Quantum Dots by Physical Vapor Deposition
(Agnikumar G. Vedeshwar and Tanuj Dhawan, Thin Film Laboratory, Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India)

Chapter 18. Engineering and Understanding of Nanoporous Materials by Electrochemical Techniques
(Abel Santos and Lluís F. Marsal, School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Adelaide, North Engineering Building, Adelaide, Australia, and others)

Chapter 19. Mesoporous Silica-Based Optical Chemical Sensors
(Nina Frančič, Špela Korent Urek, Matejka Turel and Aleksandra Lobnik, University of Maribor, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Centre of Sensor Technology, Maribor, Slovenia, and others)

Chapter 20. Keratin Nanomaterials: Development and Application
(Jolon M. Dyer and Arun Ghosh, Food & Bio-Based Products, AgResearch Lincoln Research Centre, New Zealand, and others)

Chapter 21. Graphene Thin Films and their Applications
(V.R. Patlolla, V. Mathur and R. Asmatulu, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas, USA)


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