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  • Provides the most comprehensive and cutting-edge overview of nanomaterials available in a single dedicated volume
  • Discusses advances in drug delivery systems
  • Examines diverse applications including nano’s impact on machine tools, field-emission displays, and bioimplants
  • Includes extensive references that points the way to further detailed studies of every topic presented


      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 Contents

    Materials Science at the Nanoscale; C.N.R. Rao, A.K. Cheetham
    Perspectives on the Science and Technology of Nanoparticle Synthesis; G. Skandan, A. Singhal
    Fullerenes and Their Derivatives; A. Mateo-Alonso, N. Tagmatarchis, M. Prato
    Carbon Nanotubes: Structure and Properties; J.E. Fischer
    Chemistry of Carbon Nanotubes; E.G. Rakov
    Graphite Whiskers, Cones and Polyhedral Crystals; S. Dimovski, Y. Gogotsi
    Nanocrystalline Diamond; O. Shenderova; G. McGuire
    Carbide-Derived Carbon; G. Yushin, A. Nikitin, Y. Gogotsi
    One-Dimensional Semiconductor and Oxide Nanostructures; J. Spanier
    Inorganic Nanotubes and Fullerene-Like Materials of Metal Dichalcogenide and Related Layered Compounds; R. Tenne
    Boron Nitride Nanotubes: Synthesis and Structure; H. Zhang, Y. Chen
    Sintering of Nanoceramics; X.H. Wang, I-W. Chen
    Nanolayered or Kinking Nonlinear Elastic Solids; M.W. Barsoum
    Nanocrystalline High-Melting Point Carbide, Borides, and Nitrides; R.A. Andrievski
    Nanostructured Oxide Superconductors; P.E. Kazin, Y.D. Tretyakov
    Electrochemical Deposition of Nanostructured Metals; E.J. Podlaha, Y. Li, J. Zhang, Q. Huang, A. Panda, A. Lozano-Morales, D. Davis, Z. Guo
    Mechanical Behavior of Nanocrystalline Metals; M. Chen, E. Ma, K. Hemker
    Grain Boundaries in Nanometals; I.A. Ovid’ko, C.S. Pande, R.A. Masumura
    Nanofiber Technology; F.K. Ko
    Nanotubes in Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites; F. Du, K. Winey
    Nanoporous Polymers – Design and Applications; V.I. Raman, G.R. Palmese
    Nanotechnology and Biomaterials; J. B. Thomas, N.A. Peppas, M. Sato, T.J. Webster
    Nanoparticles for Drug Delivery; M. Hans, A. Lowman
    Nanostructured Materials for Field Emission Devices; J.D. Carey, S.R.P. Silva
    Tribology and Applications of Nanostructured Materials and Coatings; A. Erdemir, O.L. Eryilmaz, M. Urgen. K. Kazmanli, N. Mehta, B. Prorok
    Nanotextured Carbons for Electrochemical Energy Storage; F. Béguin, E. Frackowiak
    Low Dimensional Thermoelectricity; J.P. Heremans, M.S. Dresselhaus

    Editorial Reviews

    “...Provides a valuable snapshot of present advances and plans for the future... Gogotsi has been outstandingly successful in persuading leading researchers to write seminal chapters that will enlighten both experts and beginners who have strong backgrounds in the physical sciences... Readers who want a global perspective will benefit from the sheer diversity of the material in the handbook, as will those who prefer to jump from topic to topic. ...From talented undergraduates to world experts, many readers will benefit from this book.”
    —Ray H. Baughman, Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 1, No. 1, October 2006

    “To my mind, the best section is undoubtedly that on carbon-based materials, and purchase of the book is probably worthwhile for these chapters alone... as a whole...the text truly justifies the title of handbook. For teaching, it is suitable as a reference for final-year undergraduates or masters level courses. For researchers, it provides a mine of useful information...thoroughly recommended.”
    John F. Watts, Nanotoday, Vol. 1, No. 3, August 2006

    "The editor has collected a large number of review-type articles from scientists working on different aspects of nanoscience to achieve this goal, and it has indeed worked out very well . . . the layout is attractive and the figures and graphics are well reproduced, resulting in a book that is very pleasant to read."
    – Alf Mews, Universität Siegen, in Angewandte Chemie, April 2007, Vol. 46, No. 13


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