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Nanoscale Multifunctional Materials: Science & Applications

Nanoscale Multifunctional Materials: Science & Applications

S. Mukhopadhyay

ISBN: 978-0-470-50891-6

Oct 2011

426 pages

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A multidisciplinary approach that explores the diverse properties, functions, and applications of nanomaterials

Drawing together the many scientific and engineering disciplines underlying the development of nanomaterials, Nanoscale Multifunctional Materials provides a multidisciplinary review of the diverse properties, functions, and applications of nanomaterials. The book examines both nanoparticles, which have larger-scale equivalents, and uniquely assembled nanomaterials, which do not have larger-scale equivalents. Readers will gain a tremendous appreciation of the versatility of nanomaterials as well as an understanding of how the same nanomaterial can have several distinct applications across a broad range of fields and industries.

Nanoscale Multifunctional Materials is divided into three sections:

? Section I, Overview, describes the scientific phenomena underlying the special properties of nanomaterials, making them desirable as novel materials and different from conventional solids. Next, readers will learn about the effect of nanomaterials on contemporary society as well as future trends in nanomaterials production and use.

? Section II, Processing and Analysis, explores several experimental approaches in nanomaterial fabrication and characterization as well as in theoretical approaches in modeling and simulation.

? Section III, Applications, offers detailed examples of nanomaterial applications in alternative energy, thermal management, environmental cleanup, water treatment, and biomedicine.

Each chapter has been written by one or more leading experts in the science, engineering, and application of nanomaterials. Within each chapter, readers will find a thorough review of the current literature, with references to facilitate further investigation of individual topics.

Underscoring the multidisciplinary and multifunctional characteristics of nanomaterials, this book is recommended for students and professionals in science and engineering who need a broad perspective on both the nature and application of nanomaterials. The text also sets the stage for the development of new nanomaterials and new applications.


Section I. Overview.

1. Key attributes of nano-scale materials and functionalities emerging from them (S. M. Mukhopadhyay).

2. Societal Impact and Future Trends in Nanomaterials (S. M. Mukhopadhyay).

Section II. Processing and Analysis.

3. Fabrication Techniques for Growing Carbon Nanotubes (I. T. Barney).

4. Nanoparticles and Polymer Nanocomposites (G. A. Jimenez, B. J. Lee, and S. C. Jana).

5. Laser-Assisted Fabrication Techniques (T. Murray).

6. Experimental Characterization of Nanomaterials (A. Jackson).

7. Modeling and Simulation of Nanoscale Materials (S. Patnaik and M. Tsige).

Section III. Applications.

8. Nanomaterials for Alternate Energy (H. Huang and B. Z. Jang).

9. Enhancement of Through-Thickness Thermal conductivity in Adhesively Bonded Joints Using Aligned Carbon Nanotubes (S. Sihn, S. Ganguli, A. K. Roy, L. Qu, and L. Dai).

10. Applications of Metal Nanoparticles in Environmental Cleanup (S. R. Kanel, C. Su, U. Patel, and A. Agrawal).

11. Application of Carbon Nanomaterials in Water Treatment: Removal of Common Chemical and Biological Contaminants by Adsorption (V. K. K. Updahyayula, J. R. Ruparelia, and A. Agrawal).

12. Peptide Nanotubes for Biomedical and Environmental Applications (B. W. Park and D. S. Kim).


""Leading nanomaterial specialists have contributed to the content of this book. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of the latest literature. References provided in each chapter will be helpful for readers to study individual topics in detail."" (, 3 February 2012)