Inorganic Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Applications, and Perspectives

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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


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

The book’s contributors address the growing global interest in the application of inorganic nanoparticles in various technological sectors. Discussing advances in materials, device fabrication, and large-scale production—all of which are urgently required to reduce global energy demands—they cover innovations in areas such as solid-state lighting, detailing how it still offers higher efficiency but higher costs, compared to conventional lighting. They also address the impact of nanotechnology in the biomedical field, focusing on topics such as quantum dots for bioimaging, nanoparticle-based cancer therapy, drug delivery, antibacterial agents, and more.

Fills the informational gap on the wide range of applications for inorganic nanoparticles in areas including biomedicine, electronics, storage media, conservation of cultural heritage, optics, textiles, and cosmetics

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

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Editorial Reviews

"A quick perusal of the Table of Contents will reveal reviews of a vast range of nanoparticle applications delivered by experts in their fields … the editors emphasize applications of nanoparticles, with detailed treatments of topics … For a reader desiring a broad view of nanoparticle technology from the first decade of the 21st century, this book provides an excellent starting point."
Douglas S. English, Wichita State University in the Journal of the American Chemical Society