Nanostructures: Properties, Production Methods and Applications


Yu Dong (Editor)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia

Series: Nanotechnology Science and Technology
BISAC: TEC027000

The exploration of attractive nanoscience and nanotechnology offers tremendous opportunities to implement nanostructures/nanomaterials such as nanoclays (1-D platelets), carbon nanotubes (2-D tubes) and porous nanosilicas (3-D spheres). The well-tailored nanostructures of a material play a leading role in the development of excellent mechanical, thermal, barrier, optical, structural and heat retardant properties, as well as widespread novel applications in energy storage, cosmetics, sensing devices, nanofiltration, drug delivery and semiconductors. This book presents the focus of nanostructures from three key aspects of multi-functional properties, recent production methods and real applications in multi-disciplinary fields of chemistry, material science and engineering, physics and biotechnology. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface pp. i-ix


Chapter 1. Nanostructuring of Solid Surfaces
(V. Švorčík, P. Slepička, J. Siegel, A. Řezníčková, O. Lyutakov, O. Kvítek, T. Hubáček, N. Slepičková Kasálková and Z. Kolská, Department of Solid State Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, and others)pp. 3-110

Chapter 2. Synthesis, Characterization, and Application of Nano Cupric Oxide
(Qiao bao Zhang, Daguo Xu, Xiang Zhou, Zhiqiang Qiao, Guangcheng Yang, Fude Nie and Kaili Zhang,Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, and others)pp. 111-150

Chapter 3. Radiation Methods of Nanostructures Production
(Gennady Gerasimov, Institute of Mechanics, Moscow State University,
Moscow, Russia)pp. 151-168

Chapter 4. Hierarchically Ordered Colloidal Crystals: Fabrication, Structures and Functions
(Qin Li and Ehsan Eftekhari, Environmental Engineering and Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre, Griffith University, Australia)pp. 169-184

Nanoparticles/Nanomaterials pp. 185-186

Chapter 5. Organometallic-Metallic-Cyclotriphosphazene Mixtures: Solid State Method for Metallic Nanoparticle Growth
(C. Diaz, M.L. Valenzuela and C. O’Dwyer, Departamento de Química, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, and others)pp. 187-208

Chapter 6. Effect of Annealing on Physical Characteristics of TiO2 Nanotubes by Electrochemical Anodization
(Wen-Yang Chang, Te-Hua Fang and Zhe-Wei Chiu, Department of Mechanical and Computer-Aided Engineering, National Formosa University, Yunlin, Taiwan, and others)pp. 209-232

Chapter 7. Filtration, Separation and Gas-Phase Processing of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials
(Benjamin J. Mullins, Fluid Dynamics Research Group, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, Curtin University, Australia)pp. 233-246

Chapter 8. Mechanical Properties of Continuous Nanofibers: Characterization and Mechanics
(Xiang Fa Wu, Zhengping Zhou, Arifur Rahman and Amol Bedarkar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA)pp. 247-286

Nanocomposites pp. 287-288

Chapter 9. Polymer Layered Silicate Nanocomposites: Fabrication and Properties
(Hazizan Md Akil and Mohd Fadli Ahmad Rasyid, School of Material and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, and others)pp. 289-304

Chapter 10. Holistic Approach and Development on Polypropylene (PP)/Clay Nanocomposites from Processing, Material Characterization to Numerical Modelling
(Yu Dong and Debes Bhattacharyya, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, Australia, and others)pp. 305-352

Index pp. 353-367

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