A collection of highly selected, peer-reviewed chapters, this book showcases the research of an international roster of scientists. It covers nanomaterials with emphasis on synthesis, characterization, and applications. It also presents emerging developments in nanotechnology in areas as diverse as medicine, energy, electronics, and agriculture. In addition to engineering aspects, the book discusses the physics, chemistry and biotechnology behind the fabrication and device designing.
Table of Contents
Recent Studies of Spin Dynamics in Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles
Novel Magnetic-Carbon Biocomposites
Gold Nanoparticles and Biosensors: A Hand-to-Hand Journey
Industrially Relevant Nanoparticles: Hematite: Its Synthesis, Functionalization and Applications
Novel Dielectric Nanoparticles (DNP) Doped Nano-Engineered Glass Based Optical Fiber for Fiber Laser
ZnO Nanostructures for Optoelectronic Applications
Thin Film and Nanostructured Multiferroic Materials
Current Advances in Nanomedicine: Applications in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
Study of Plasma Induced Gas Phase Growth Mechanism of TiO2/Al2O3 Multilayer Thin Films and Its Correlation with Its Morphological and Electrical Properties
Role of Interlayer Interaction on Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes
Recent Advances in Nanomedicine: Applications in Diagnosis and Therapeutics
Role of Nanogrooves on the Performance of Ultra Fine Grained Titanium as a Bio-Implant
Super-Paramagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles (Spions) as Nano-Flotillas for Hyperthermia: A Paradigm for Cancer Theranostics
Sustained and Responsive Release of Corrosion Inhibiting Species from Multilayered Assembly of Zinc Phosphomolybdate Containers with Application in Anticorrosive Paint Coating Formulation
Emerging Multifunctional Nanomaterials for Solar Energy Extraction
Dr. Sabu Thomas is the Director of the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He is also a full professor of polymer science and engineering and the Director of the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the same university. He is a fellow of many professional bodies. Professor Thomas has authored or co-authored many papers in international peer-reviewed journals in the area of polymer processing. He has organized several international conferences and has more than 420 publications, 11 books and two patents to his credit. He has been involved in a number of books both as author and editor. He is a reviewer to many international journals and has received many awards for his excellent work in polymer processing. His h Index is 42. Professor Thomas is listed as the 5th position in the list of Most Productive Researchers in India, in 2008.
Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal obtained his masters degree in physics with a specialization in industrial physics and his PhD in semiconductor physics from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India. He was a postdoctoral fellow at NIIST, Trivandrum, and later joined with Mahatma Gandhi University. Currently he is the Joint Director of the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as Assistant Professor in the School of Pure and Applied Physics at Mahatma Gandhi University. His current research interests include synthesis, characterization, and applications of nanophosphors, nanoferrites, nanoferroelctrics, nanomultiferroics, nanocomposites, and phase transitions.
A. Manuel Stephan is a Scientist a the Electrochemical Power Systems Division of the Central Electrochemical Research Institute in Tamilnadu, India.
B. Raneesh is a Research Scholar at the School of Pure and Applied Physics at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.