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A Laboratory Course in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

1st Edition

By Gerrard Eddy Jai Poinern

CRC Press

260 pages | 13 Color Illus. | 70 B/W Illus.

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Although there are many theoretical nanotechnology and nanoscience textbooks available to students, there are relatively few practical laboratory-based books. Filling this need, A Laboratory Course in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology presents a hands-on approach to key synthesis techniques and processes currently used in nanotechnology and nanoscience. Written by a pioneer in nanotechnology, this practical manual shows undergraduate students how to synthesize their own nanometer-scale materials and structures and then analyze their results using advanced characterization techniques.

Through a series of well-designed, classroom-tested lab experiments, students directly experience some of the magic of the nano world. The lab exercises give students hands-on skills to complement their theoretical studies. Moreover, the material in the book underscores the truly interdisciplinary nature of nanoscience, preparing students from physics, chemistry, engineering, and biology for work in nanoscience- and nanotechnology-related industries.

After introducing examples of nanometer-scale materials and structures found in nature, the book presents a range of nanometer-scale materials and the synthesis processes used to produce them. It then covers advanced characterization techniques for examining nanometer-scale materials and structures. It also addresses lab safety and the identification of potential hazards in the lab before explaining how to prepare a scientific report and present research results. In addition, the author discusses typical projects undertaken in nanotechnology labs, such as the analysis of samples using scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy. The book concludes with a set of projects that students can do while collaborating with a mentor or supervisor.

Reviews

"… provides a unique opportunity for students as well as professionals in academia and industry to learn how to synthesize nanomaterials. Clear and concise directions along with characterization methods provide the reader with a hands-on introduction to the world of nanomaterials. … This is a great way to learn about many of the modem methods for nanomaterial preparation on a small scale."

—John J. Shea, IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, November/December 2015

"… with proper classroom guidance, the experiments described here, coupled with anecdotal examples the author provides on the utility of nanoparticles, could serve as a good basis for a full laboratory course."

MRS Bulletin, Vol. 40, September 2015

"The laboratory manual is an excellent and timely addition to the resources available to teach undergraduate and postgraduate students working in the nanosciences. Written by an internationally recognized expert in the field, the material is well presented, making nanotechnology accessible to students from a wide range of backgrounds. The scope covers nano-related topics in physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science and includes underlying theory as well as many hands-on experiments that have all been well tested and refined over the years this course was taught by the author. The experiments are underpinned by comprehensive descriptions of nanomaterials and the very important techniques of sample characterization that reveal the full nature of the nano world. The presentation is visually attractive, with excellent illustrations. … This book is destined to become a much-loved and well-used classic."

—From the Foreword by Professor Gordon M. Parkinson, Curtin University

Table of Contents

The Nano World

INTRODUCTION

NANOTECHNOLOGY

NANOSCIENCE

NATURE’S BIOLOGICAL PATHWAY

EXAMPLES OF NANOMATERIALS AND NANOSTRUCTURES FOUND IN NATURE

OVERVIEW OF CHAPTERS

Nanomaterials and Their Synthesis

INTRODUCTION

NANOMETER-SCALE MATERIALS

TYPES OF NANOMETER-SCALE MATERIALS

SYNTHESIS OF NANOMETER-SCALE MATERIALS

Characterization Methods for Studying Nanomaterials

INTRODUCTION

SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPY

ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY

X-RAY DIFFRACTION

UV-VIS SPECTROSCOPY

THIN-LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHY

RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY

DYNAMIC LIGHT SCATTERING

Laboratory Safety and Scientific Report Writing

CHAPTER OVERVIEW

INTRODUCTION TO LABORATORY SAFETY

SCIENTIFIC REPORT WRITING

Nanotechnology Laboratories

SYNTHESIS OF GOLD NANOPARTICLES BY A WET CHEMICAL METHOD

BIOSYNTHESIS OF ECO-FRIENDLY SILVER NANOPARTICLES

SYNTHESIS OF ZINC SULFIDE NANOPARTICLES BY A REVERSE MICELLE METHOD

SYNTHESIS OF FLUORESCENT CARBON NANOPARTICLES FROM CANDLE SOOT

SYNTHESIS OF ZINC OXIDE NANORODS BY A MICROWAVE METHOD

SYNTHESIS OF BIMETALLIC NANOPARTICLES BY WET CHEMICAL METHODS

SYNTHESIS OF POLYMERIC NANOPARTICLES BY A MODIFIED VERSION OF THE SPONTANEOUS EMULSIFICATION SOLVENT DIFFUSION METHOD

NANOFORENSICS: FINGERPRINT ANALYSIS STEPPING TOWARD THE NANOWORLD

SYNTHESIS OF ALGINATE BEADS AND INVESTIGATION OF CITRIC ACID RELEASE FROM A NANOSHELL COATING OF POLYMER

SUPERHYDROPHOBICITY AND SELF-CLEANING EFFECT OF A SURFACE

SAMPLE ANALYSIS USING SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

SAMPLE ANALYSIS USING ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPY

Nanotechnology and Nanoscience Projects

NANOSYNTHESIS PROJECTS

NANOCHARACTERIZATION PROJECTS

NANOENERGY PROJECTS

Index

References appear at the end of each chapter.

About the Author

Gérrard Eddy Jai Poinern is the director of the Murdoch Applied Nanotechnology Research Group and a senior lecturer in physics and nanotechnology at Murdoch University. His research interests include nanotechnology-based applications for environmental remediation, food security, biomimicry, photothermal and photovoltaics applications, and carbon technologies. He has been a recipient of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Grand Challenge in Health Innovation Award for his work on the development of biosynthetic materials and their application in the manufacture of biomedical devices. He received a PhD in physics from Murdoch University.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI055000
SCIENCE / Physics
TEC021000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Material Science
TEC027000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Nanotechnology & MEMS