Yury Gogotsi Drexel University
Even before it was identified as a science and given a name, nanotechnology was the province of the most innovative inventors. In medieval times, craftsmen, ingeniously employing nanometer-sized gold particles, created the enchanting red hues found in the gold ruby glass of cathedral windows. Today, nanomaterials are being just as creatively used to improve old products, as well as usher in new ones. From tires to CRTs to sunscreens, nanomaterials are becoming a part of every industry.
The Nanomaterials Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of nanomaterials. Employing terminology familiar to materials scientists and engineers, it provides an introduction that delves into the unique nature of nanomaterials. Looking at the quantum effects that come into play and other characteristics realized at the nano level, it explains how the properties displayed by nanomaterials can differ from those displayed by single crystals and conventional microstructured, monolithic, or composite materials.
The introduction is followed by an in-depth investigation of carbon-based nanomaterials, which are as important to nanotechnology as silicon is to electronics. However, it goes beyond the usual discussion of nanotubes and nanofibers to consider graphite whiskers, cones and polyhedral crystals, and nanocrystalline diamonds. It also provides significant new information with regard to nanostructured semiconductors, ceramics, metals, biomaterials, and polymers, as well as nanotechnology's application in drug delivery systems, bioimplants, and field-emission displays.
The Nanomaterials Handbook is edited by world-renowned nanomaterials scientist Yury Gogotsi, who has recruited his fellow-pioneers from academia, national laboratories, and industry, to provide coverage of the latest material developments in America, Asia, Europe, and Australia.
Table of ContentsINTRODUCTION TO NANOSCALE MATERIALS AND NANOPARTICLES. Materials Science at the Nanoscale. Perspectives on the Science and Technology of Nanoparticle Synthesis. CARBON MATERIALS. Fullerenes and Their Derivatives. Carbon Nanotubes: Structure and Properties. Chemistry of Carbon Nanotubes. Graphite Whiskers, Cones and Polyhedral Crystals. Nanocrystalline Diamond. Carbide-Derived Carbon. SEMICONDUCTORS AND CERAMICS. Semiconductor and Functional Oxide Nanorods and Nanobelts. Inorganic Nanotubes and Fullerene-Like Materials of Metal Dichalcogenide and Related Layered Compounds. Boron Nitride Nanotubes: Synthesis and Structure. Sintering of Nanoceramics. Nanolayered or Kinking Nonlinear Elastic Solids. Nanocrystalline High-Melting Point Carbide, Borides, and Nitrides. Nanostructured Oxide Superconductors. Electrochemical Deposition of Nanostructured Metals. Mechanical Behavior of Nanocrystalline Metals. Grain Boundaries in Nanometals. ORGANIC AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS. Nanofiber Technology. Nanotubes in Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites. Nanoporous Polymers - Design and Applications. Nanotechnology and Biomaterials. APPLICATIONS OF NANOMATERIALS. Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery. Nanostructured Materials for Field Emission Devices. Tribology and Applications of Nanostructured Materials and Coatings. Nanotextured Carbons for Electrochemical Energy Storage. Low Dimensional Thermoelectricity Index.
ContributorsContributor Shenderova, Olga, International Technology Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, US Contributor Fischer, John E., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA Contributor Ovid'ko, Ilya, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg Contributor Rakov, Eduard G., D.I. Mendeleev Univ of Chemical Technology of Russia, Moscow Contributor Dimovski, Svetlana, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Contributor Mateo-Alonso, Aurelio, Universita degli Studi di Trieste, Italy Contributor Yushin, Gleb, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Contributor Zhou, Hong, University of Texas, Houston, Texas, USA Contributor Ko, Frank, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Contributor Andrievski, Rostislav A., Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics, Moscow, Russia Contributor Chen, Mingwei, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan Contributor Du, Fangming, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA Contributor Kazin, Pavel, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia Contributor Petranovski, Vitalii, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico Contributor Raman, Vijay I, Drexel University, Pennsylvania, USA Contributor Thomas, J. Brock, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA Contributor Wang, Xiaohui, Tsinghua University, Beijing, P.R. China Contributor Erdemir, Ali, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA Contributor Barsoum, Michel, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Contributor Podlaha, Elizabeth J., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA Contributor Skandan, Ganesh, NEI Corporation, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA Contributor Spanier, Jonathan, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Contributor Carey, David, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK Contributor Heremans, Joseph, Ohio State University, Columbu, Ohio, USA Contributor Zhang, Hongzhou, The Australian National University Contributor Davis, Despina, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA Contributor Webster, Thomas J., Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA Contributor Cheetham, A.K., University of California, Santa Barbara, USA Contributor Rao, C.N.R., Jawaharial Nehru Ctr. for Advanced Scientific Research, Indi Contributor Prato, Maurizio, Universita Degli Studi di Trieste, Italy Contributor McGuire, Gary, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland Contributor Nikitin, Alexei, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Contributor Tagmatarchis, Nikos, Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, Athens, Greece Contributor Chen, I-Wei, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Contributor Hemker, Kevin, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Contributor Lowman, Anthony, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Contributor Palmese, Giseppe, Drexel University, Philadelpha, Pennsylvania, USA Contributor Peppas, Nicholas A., University of Texas, Austin, Texas, USA Contributor Sato, Michiko, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA Contributor Tretyakov, Yuri D., Moscow State University, Russia Contributor Winey, Karen, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA Contributor Dresselhaus, Mildred S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA Contributor Eryilmaz, Osman Levent, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois, USA Contributor Kazmanli, Kursat, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey Contributor Morales, Alonso Lozano, Contributor Pande, C. S., Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, USA Contributor Tenne, Reshef, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel Contributor Urgen, Mustafa, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey Contributor Ma, En, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Contributor Silva, Ravi, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK Contributor Frackowiak, Elzbieta, Poznan University of Technology, Poland Contributor Chen, Ying, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT Contributor Orgen, Mustafa, Istanbul Technical University, Maslak, Turkey Contributor Huang, Qiang, IBM, Yorktown Heights, New York, USA Contributor Li, Yu Tong, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA Contributor Panda, Amrit, Contributor Lozano-Morales, Alonso, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, USA Contributor Zhang, Jianqi, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts Contributor Xiaohui, Wang, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Contributor Singhal, Amit, NEI Corporation, Piscataway, New Jersey, USA Editor 1 Gogotsi, Yury, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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