Innovations in Nanomaterials


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Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC027000

Nanomaterials represent a world of new possibilities and exciting opportunities. The problems facing mankind currently and those it will face in the future are and will be incredibly complex. As such, novel and innovative solutions to these problems will have to be explored. Problems centered, for example, in supplying enough energy or water in the future will have to be solved via sustainable solutions, as it is now clear that the continuation of current practices for an ever-increasing load will mean irreparable damage to the planet.

The solutions to these challenges and others will have to be based on new approaches. These novel approaches will have their foundations in the development of new materials and protocols. The rise of nanotechnology over the last fifteen years or so now provides the opportunity for development of innovative and ground breaking approaches to society’s pressing problems. This book provides a snapshot of the current development of new materials, ranging from nanoparticles to nanotubes to graphene to various hybrid materials and composites. These materials will without a doubt be the cornerstones of the novel approaches used to tackle mankind’s most pressing problems in the 21st century.

Specifically, this book explores the application of graphene in membranes, electrodes, biological applications and catalysis. There is also a basic exploration of nanocarbon chemistry. Biological interactions with nanomaterials are explored to develop bionics, sensors, medicines or imaging agents, and to detect and assess the materials’ toxicity in various environments. Some fundamental work exploring nanostructures and transport properties is included and the use for such material as sensors, membranes or electrodes is discussed extensively.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Metal Oxide Nanoparticles: Toxicological Impact on Bacteria
(Gitashree Darabdhara, Manash R. Das, Rabah Boukherroub, Materials Science Division, CSIR-North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, Assam, India, and others)

Chapter 2: Advancements in Nanoparticle Detection and Characterization in Plant Tissues
(Xingmao Ma, Min Chen, Zachry Department of Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA, and others)

Chapter 3: Conducting Polymers: Their Route to Nanobionics Applications via Atomic Force Microscopy
(Michael J. Higgins, Gordon G. Wallace, Paul J. Molino, Amy Gelmi and Hongrui Zhang, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science, Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia)
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Chapter 4: Nanomaterials in Cell Imaging
(Fulya Ekiz Kanik, Alexandra Sneider, Prakash Rai, Dilek Odaci Demirkol, Suna Timur, University of Massachusetts Lowell, Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Program, Lowell, MA, USA, and others)

Chapter 5: Nanomaterials and their Applicability as Membranes’ Fillers
(Evangelos P. Favvas, Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR “Demokritos”, Terma Patriarchou Grigoriou and Neapoleos, Aghia Paraskevi, Attica, Greece)

Chapter 6: Determining the Disjoining Pressure in Foam Films by Measuring the Charge Depth Profiles
(C. Ridings, and G. Andersson, Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology, Flinders University, SA, Australia)

Chapter 7: Transport Properties of Colloids in Bulk and in Confinement at Nanoscale
(Gaganpreet, Sunita Srivastava and K. Tankeshwar, Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Ph-X, Mohali, Punjab, India, and others)

Chapter 8: Microemulsions as Template for Synthesizing Nanoparticles with Tunable Antibacterial and Optical Properties: Current Trends and Future Perspective
(Shazia Sharmin Satter, Mahfuzul Hoque, M. Muhibur Rahman, M. Yousuf A. Mollah, and Md. Abu Bin Hasan Susan, Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and others)

Chapter 9: Plasma Modification of Sp2 Carbon Nanomaterials
(J.S. Quinton, A.J. Barlow, and L. Velleman, Flinders Centre for NanoScale Science and Nanotechnology, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia, and others)

Chapter 10: Graphene Oxide Membranes A New Paradigm in Molecular and Ionic Separations
(Luke J Sweetman and Amanda V Ellis, Flinders Centre for Nanoscale Science and Technology, School of Chemical and Physical Sciences, Flinders University, Bedford Park, SA, Australia)

Chapter 11: Graphene Supported Noble Metal Nanostructures: Synthesis and Electrochemical Application
(Subash Chandra Sahu, Aneeya K. Samantara and Bikash Kumar Jena, CSIR- Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Academy of Scientific & Innovation Research (AcSIR), Bhubaneswar, India)

Chapter 12: Biocompatible Graphene: from Synthesis to Biomedical Applications
(Mohyeddin Assali, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, An Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine)

Chapter 13: Graphene-Based Nanocomposite Materials for the Photoreduction of Carbon Dioxide into Valuable Organic Compounds
(Pawan Kumar, Suman L. Jain and Rabah Boukherroub, Chemical Sciences Division, CSIR-Indian, Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun, India, and others)

Chapter 14: Hierarchical Microstructures for Supercapacitor and Battery Electrodes: “Nano Envies Micro”
(Roshny S, Ranjusha R, Amrutha Ajay, Jickson Joseph, Sanoj Rejinold, Shantikumar V Nair, R. Jayakumar, A. Balakrishnan, Amrita Center for Nanosciences, Kochi, India)

Chapter 15: ZnO Nanowires: An Excellent Nanomaterial for Next Generation Sensing Devices
(Niranjan S. Ramgir, S. Kumar, N. Datta, M. Kaur, A. K. Debnath, D. K. Aswal, S. K. Gupta, Thin Films Devices Section, Technical Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Center, Mumbai, India)


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