Handbook of Innovative Nanomaterials

Handbook of Innovative Nanomaterials: From Syntheses to Applications

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  • Presents contributions by active and famous scientists in the field of innovative nanomaterials
  • Provides a comprehensive review on the state-of-the-art research activities in the field of the most important field of innovative nanomaterials and some perspectives and outlook on the future developments in this area will be also presented
  • Discusses great potential in a lot of applications, which will be of interest to all researchers in the field of innovative nanomaterials


Nowadays, not only is the research on nanoscale is among the most active fields in current science, but it is also being gradually introduced into our daily lives. The purpose of this book is to provide the readers with a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art research activities in the field of innovative nanomaterials. This book is a comprehensive and complete introductory text on the synthesis, characterizations, novel properties, and applications of various innovative nanomaterials. The first part emphasizes the chemical and physical approaches used for the syntheses of various innovative nanomaterials. The second part mainly focuses on various applications of various nanostructured materials.

Table of Contents

Seed-Assisted Growth of One-Dimensional Nanostructures. One-Dimensional Inorganic Semiconductor Nanostructures: Controlled Growth and Potential Applications. Selective Etching-Assisted Construction of Novel Low-Dimensional Nanostructures. Anodic Alumina Membrane Template and Its Derivative Membrane Nanostructures. Nanocolumnar Arrays by Pulsed Laser Deposition on Polystyrene Colloid Spheres. II-VI Semiconductor Nanostructures. Metal Silicide and Germanide 1D Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications. Electrochemical Construction and Optical Properties of Ordered Micro/Nano-Structured Arrays Based on Colloidal Monolayer. In Situ TEM Investigations of the Interface Behavior between Carbon Nanotubes and Metals. Inorganic Semiconductor Nanoarrays as Photoanodes for Solar Cells. Combination Control, Nanomagnetism, and Biomedical Applications of Inorganic Multicomponent Hybrid Nanomaterials. Two-Dimensional Inorganic Nanostructures: From Synthesis to Potential Applications. Seed-Layer-Assisted Synthesis of Well-Aligned Zinc Oxide Nanorod Arrays for Field Emission Application. Progress on the Photoanode for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Biomedicine Applications of Nanomaterials. Polymer/SiO2 Nanocomposite Colloids: Synthesis, Characterization, and Their Applications. Recent Progress on the Synthesis and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes. Biosensing Applications of ZnO Nanostructures. Ge1–x Mnx-Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor Nanostructures for Spintronics. Field-Effect Transistors for Nanoelectronics Based on Novel Nanostructure Materials. Synthesis and Characterization of One-Dimensional Functional Metal Oxide and Metallic Silicide Nanostructures. Recent Advances in Nanoporous Carbon Materials. Mechanical, Thermal, and Magnetic Properties of One-Dimensional Nanostructures.

Editor Bio(s)

Xiaosheng Fang obtained his Ph.D. degree from Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006. Then he joined the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science as a postdoctoral fellow (2006–2008) and International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS)-International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) researcher (2008-2010) within National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan. Currently, he is professor in Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, China. He has authored and coauthored 62 refereed journal publications, 11 review papers, an English monograph, and 4 book chapters. His publications have been cited over 1800 times. His current research topic is the controlled fabrication, novel properties, and optoelectronic applications of novel nanostructures, especially with a focus on II-VI inorganic semiconductor nanostructures-based optoelectronic sensors.

Limin Wu obtained his Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University in China in 1991 and worked as visiting scholar (1994–1998) in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University. Currently, he is professor in Department of Materials Science, Fudan University (China). Wu has published more than 170 papers in English and holds 32 China patents and a US patent. His current research interests involve nanocomposite spheres, hollow spheres, and organic-inorganic hybrid coatings.

Editorial Reviews

"I am delighted to see a comprehensive handbook covering varied aspects of nanomaterials from synthesis to applications. The book will be useful to students, teachers and practioners of the subject."
—Prof. C. N. R. Rao - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India

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