Inorganic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Applications, and Perspectives

Inorganic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Applications, and Perspectives
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Among the various nanomaterials, inorganic nanoparticles are extremely important in modern technologies. They can be easily and cheaply synthesized and mass produced, and for this reason, they can also be more readily integrated into applications.

Inorganic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Applications, and Perspectives presents an overview of these special materials and explores the myriad ways in which they are used. It addresses a wide range of topics, including:

  • Application of nanoparticles in magnetic storage media
  • Use of metal and oxide nanoparticles to improve performance of oxide thin films as conducting media in commercial gas and vapor sensors
  • Advances in semiconductors for light-emitting devices and other areas related to the energy sector, such as solar energy and energy storage devices (fuel cells, rechargeable batteries, etc.)
  • The expanding role of nanosized particles in the field of catalysis, art conservation, and biomedicine

Assembling work from an array of experts at the top of their respective fields, this book delivers a useful analysis of the vast scope of existing and potential applications for inorganic nanoparticles. Versatile as either a professional research resource or textbook, this effective tool elucidates fundamentals and current advances associated with design, characterization, and application development of this promising and ever-evolving device.


Table of Contents

Inorganic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Applications, and Perspectives—An Overview, C. Altavilla and E. Ciliberto

Inorganic Nanoparticles for Works of Art Conservation, P. Baglioni and R. Giorgi

Magnetic Nanoparticle for Information Storage Applications, N.A. Frey and S. Sun

Inorganic Nanoparticles Gas Sensors, B.R. Mehta, V.N. Singh, and M. Khanuja

Light-Emitting Devices Based on Direct Band Gap Semiconductor Nanoparticles, E. Neshataeva, T. Kümmell, and G. Bacher

Formation of Nanosized Aluminum and Its Applications in Condensed Phase Reactions, J.A. Puszynski and L.J. Groven

Nanoparticles for Fuel Cell Applications, J. Luo, B. Fang, B.N. Wanjala, P.N. Njoki, R. Loukrakpam, J. Yin, D. Mott, S. Lim, and C.-J. Zhong

Inorganic Nanoparticles for Photovoltaic Applications, E. Arici

Inorganic Nanoparticles and Rechargeable Batteries, D. Aurbach and O. Haik

Quantum Dots Designed for Biomedical Applications, A. Ragusa, A. Zacheo, A. Aloisi, and T. Pellegrino

Magnetic Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery, C. Altavilla

Nanoparticle Thermotherapy: A New Approach in Cancer Therapy, J. Lehmann and B. Lehmann

Inorganic Particles against Reactive Oxygen Species for Sun Protective Products, W.A. Lee and M. Raifailovich

Innovative Inorganic Nanoparticles with Antibacterial Properties Attached to Textiles by Sonochemistry, N. Perkas, A. Gedanken, E. Wehrschuetz-Sigl, G.M. Guebitz, I. Perelshtein, and G. Applerot

Inorganic Nanoparticles for Environmental Remediation, T.B. Scott

Inorganic Nanotubes and Fullerene-Like Structures—From Synthesis to Applications, M. Bar-Sadan and R. Tenne

Inorganic Nanoparticles for Catalysis, N. Toshima

Nanocatalysts: A New "Dimension" for Nanoparticles? P. Ciambelli, D. Sannino, and M. Sarno


The Co-Editors of Inorganic Nanoparticles are:

Dr. Claudia Altavilla graduated in chemistry (cum laude) in 2001 from the University of Catania, Italy. She received her Ph.D in chemistry in 2006 from that school with a dissertation on the synthesis and characterization of nanostructured materials assembled on inorganic substrates. She worked as a visiting scientist at the University of Florence, Italy, with Professor Dante Gatteschi, where she was involved in the magnetic characterization of nanoparticle monolayers on silicon substrates. Currently she is a research fellow in the Department of Chemical and Food Engineering, University of Salerno, Italy.

Dr. Enrico Ciliberto is a full professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Catania and the president of the Cultural Heritage Technologies Faculty at the University of Syracuse, Italy. His research focuses on the chemistry of materials, including surface science and cultural heritage materials, both from an archaeometric and conservative point of view. It also covers Minoan mortars in Crete, Michelangelo’s David in Florence, and Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice. His current scientific interest includes the application of nanotechnologies for the conservation of works of art. He has also published over 100 scientific papers.
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  • Covers many application fields of inorganic nanoparticles, describing the most important chemical and physical characteristics of specific materials
  • Presents material in self contained chapters, enabling readers to quickly and easily navigate to particular topics
  • Compiles the work of skilled scientists in their given fields
  • Assembles the puzzle of scientific and technological areas and aspects that seemingly have nothing in common—from art restoration and solar cells to cancer therapy, gas sensors, hard disks and antibacterial textiles