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Nanoscale Multifunctional Materials: Science and Applications

Nanoscale Multifunctional Materials: Science and Applications

Sharmila M. Mukhopadhyay (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-11405-6

Aug 2011

426 pages



This book consolidates various aspects of nanomaterials, highlighting their versatility as well as how the same materials can be used in seemingly diverse applications spanning across disciplines. It captures the multi-disciplinary and multi-functional aspects of nanomaterials in a holistic way. Chapters address the key attributes of nanoscale materials that make them special and desirable as novel materials; functionality that emerges based on these unique attributes; multiple uses of nanomaterials incuding combining properties and materials selection, and then separate chapters devoted to energy, biomedical materials, environmental applications, and chemical engineering 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)