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Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology III, Volume 30, Issue 7

Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology III, Volume 30, Issue 7

Sanjay Mathur (Editor), Mrityunjay Singh (Editor), Dileep Singh (Volume Editor), Jonathan Salem (Volume Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-45757-3

Nov 2009

176 pages

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This useful resource will help you understand the most valuable aspects of nanostructured materials and nanotechnology. Containing 16 peer-reviewed papers, this issue covers various aspects and the latest developments related to processing, modeling and manufacturing technologies of nanoscaled materials including CNT and clay-based composites, nanowire-based sensors, new generation photovoltaic cells, plasma processing of functional thin films, ceramic membranes and self-assembled functional nanostructures.

Preface vii

Introduction ix

Nanowires as Building Blocks of New Devices: Present State and Prospects 1
F. Hernandez-Rarnirez, J. D. Prades, R. Rodriguez-Diaz, A. Rornano-Rodriguez, J. R. Morante, and S. Mathur

Mechanistic Studies on Chemical Vapor Deposition Grown Tin Oxide Nanowires 9
Jun Pan, Lisong Xiao, Hao Shen and Sanjay Mathur

Multifunctional Silicon Nitride Ceramic Nanocomposites Using Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes 17
Erica L. Corral

Simulation Based Design of Polymer Clay Nanocomposites Using Multiscale Modeling: An Overview 27
Dinesh R. Katti and Kalpana S. Katti

Preparation and Characteristic Control of Conducting Polymer/Metal Oxide Nano-Hybrid Films for Solar Energy Conversion 35
Yasuhiro Tachibana, Satoshi Makuta, Yasuhide Otsuka, Jun Terao, Susurnu Tsuda, Nobuaki Kambe, and Susurnu Kuwabata

Liquid Phase Morphology Control of Metal Oxides – Phase Transformation of Stand-Alone ZnO Films in Aqueous Solutions 51
Yoshitake Masuda

Fabrication of the Finestructured Alumina Porous Materials with Nanoimprint Method 61
Hong Dae Kim, Tadachika Nakayarn, Jun Yoshirnura, Kazuyoshi Irnaki, Takeshi Yoshirnura, Hisayuki Suernatsu, Tsuneo Suzuki, and Koichi Niihara

Structure Control of the Nanotube/Nanoparticle Hydrid Materials with Sonochemical Processing 67
Masahiro Terauchi, Tadachika Nakayarna, Hisayuki Suernatsu, Tsuneo Suzuki
and Koichi Niihara

Efficient Photocatalytic Degradation of Methylene Blue with CuO Loaded Nanocrystalline TiOp 77
Arun Kurnar Menon and Sarnar Jyoti Kalita

Constituent Phases of Nanosized Alumina Powders Synthesized by Pulsed Wire Discharge 89
Satoru Ishihara, Yoshinori Tokoi, Yuu. Shikoda, Hisayuki Suematsu, Tsuneo Suzuki, Tadachika Nakayama, and Koichi Niihara

The Formation of Nanostructure Compound Layer during Sulfur Plasma Nitriding and Its Mechnical Properties 99
Kyoung II Moon, Yoon Kee Kim, and Kyung Sub Lee

Adhesion Improvement of Hard Boron Nitride Films by Insertion of Various lnterlayers 111
Tetsutaro Ohori, Hiroki Asarni, Jun Shirahata, Tsuneo Suzuki, Tadachika Nakayarna, Hisayuki Suematsu, and Koichi Niihara

Production of Alumina Matrix Nanocomposite by Solid State Precipitation 119
Arnartya Mukhopadhyay and R. I. Todd

Nanostructured Alumina Coatings Formed by a Dissolution/Precipitation Process Using AIN Powder Hydrolysis 133
Andraz Kocjan, Kristoffer Krnel, Peter Jevnikar, Tornaz Kosmac

Synthesis of Aluminum Nitride Nanosized Powder by Pulsed Wire Discharge without Ammonia 143
Yoshinori Tokoi, Tsuneo Suzuki, Tadachika Nakayarna, Hisayuki Suematsu, Futao Kaneko, and Koichi Niihara

Ductile Deformation in AlumindSilicon Carbide Nanocomposites 155
Houzheng Wu, Steve Roberts, and Brian Derby

Author Index 165