January 26, 2006
by CRC Press
Reference - 800 Pages - 587 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849323089 - CAT# 2308
Series: Advanced Materials and Technologies
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.
“...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