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Intelligent Nanomaterials: Processes, Properties, and Applications

Intelligent Nanomaterials: Processes, Properties, and Applications


Intelligent Nanomaterials comprehensively provides up-to-date material of this fascinating field.

The last three decades have seen extraordinary advances in the generation of new materials based on both fundamental elements and composites, driven by advances in synthetic chemistry and often drawing inspiration from nature. The concept of an intelligent material envisions additional functionality built into the molecular structure, such that a desirable response occurs under defined conditions.

Divided into 4 parts: Inorganic Materials; Organic Materials; Composite Materials; and Biomaterials, the 22 chapters cover the latest research and developments in the processing, properties, and applications of intelligent nanomaterials. Included are molecular device materials, biomimetic materials, hybrid-type functionalized polymers-composite materials, information-and energy-transfer materials, as well as environmentally friendly materials.

Preface xxi

Part I. Inorganic Materials

1. Synthesis, Characterization, and Self-assembly of Colloidal Quantum Dots 3
Saim M. Emin, Alexandre Loukanov, Surya P. Singh, Seilichiro Nakabayashi and Liyuan Han

2. One-dimensional Semiconducting Metal Oxides: Synthesis, Characterization and Gas Sensors Application 39
Nguyen Duc Hoa

3. Rare-earth Based Insulating Nanocrystals: Improved Luminescent Nanophosphors for Plasma Display Panels 89
Prashant K. Sharma and AvinashC. Pandey

4. Amorphous Porous Mixed Oxides: A New and Highly Versatile Class of Materials 149
Sadanand Pandey and Shivani B. Mishra

5. Zinc Oxide Nanostructures and their Applications 183
Rizwan Wahib, I. H. Hwang, Hyung-Shik Shin, Young-Soon Kim, Javed Musarrat and M. A. Siddiqui

6. Smart Nanomaterials for Space and Energy Applications 213
Raghvendra S. Yadav, Ravindra P. Singh, Ashutosh Tiwari, and Avinash C. Pandey,

7. Thermochromic Thin Films and Nanocomposite for Smart Glazing 251
Russell Binions

Part II. Organic Materials 317

8. Polymeric Nano-, Micellar and Core-shell Materials 319
Angel Contreras-Garcia, Guillermina Burillo, and Emilio Bucio

9. Conjugates of Nanomaterials with Phthalocyanines 347
Edith Antunes, Christian Litwinski and Tebello Nyokong

10. Nanostructured Carbon and Polymer Materials- Synthesis and their Application in Energy Conversion Devices 425
Debmalya Roy, B. Shastri, Md. Immamuddin, K. Mukhopadhyay

11. Advancement in Cellulose Based Bio-plastics for Biomedicals 467
S. K. Shukla

Part III. Composite Materials 487

12. Intelligent Nanocomposite Hydrogels 489
Mohammad Sirousazar and Mehrdad Kokabi

13. Polymer/Layered Silicates Nanocomposites for Barrier Technology 533
Philip W. Labuschagne, Sean Moolman and Arjun Maity

14. Polymers/Composites Based Intelligent Transducers 571
Ajay Kumar Mishra, Shivani B. Mishra, Ashutosh Tiwari

Part IV. Biomaterials and Devices 583

15. Hydrogel Nanoparticles in Drug Delivery 585
Mehrdad Hamidi, Kobra Rostamizadeh and Mohammad-Ali Shahbazi

16. Mode of Growth Mechanism of Nanocrystal Using Biomolecules 625
Sharda Sunaram Sanjay, Ravindra P. Singh, Ashutosh Tiwari and Avinash C. Pandey

17. Quantum Dots for Detection, Identification and Tracking of Single Biomolecules in Tissue and Cells 649
Alexandre R. Loukanov, Saim Emin

18. Nanofibers Based Biomedical Devices 679
Debasish Mondal and Ashutosh Tiwari

19. Nano-sized Carrier Systems as New Materials for Nuclear Medicine 715
Martin Hruby

20. Biomimetic Materials toward Application of Nanobiodevices 741
Ravindra P. Singh, Jeong-Woo Choi, Ashutosh Tiwari, and Avinash C. Pandey

21. Lipid Based Nano-biosensors for Medical Diagnostics 783
Georgia-Paraskevi Nikoleli, Dimitrios P. Nikolelis and Nikolaos Tzamtzis

22. Polymeric Nanofibers and their Applications in Sensors 801
Murugan Ramalingam, Ashutosh Tiwari

References 823

Index 827 

“I would like to congratulate the Editors for this impressive collection of contributions on the front line of nanomaterial research . . . This little remark cannot blur the fact, however, that Intelligent Nanomaterials, edited by Tiwari, Mishra, Kobayashi and Turner, is an exceptionally valuable reference book for many researchers and students in materials science, nano- and biotechnology.”  (Advanced Materials Letters, 2012)