1st Edition

CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology

    1212 Pages 870 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology sets the standard against which all other references of this nature are measured. As such, it is a major resource for both skilled professionals and novices to nanotechnology.

    The book examines the design, application, and utilization of devices, techniques, and technologies critical to research at the atomic, molecular, and macromolecular levels ranging from 1 to 100 nanometers.

    More than three dozen specific topics are examined, including nanomaterials, nanocatalysts, nanoceramics, nanocrystals, carbon nanotubes, drug delivery, nanopolymers, nanoparticles, nanocoatings, and nanomedicine. The material is presented in a concise manner and has been updated to reflect the latest applications and research findings.

    Entries are organized alphabetically, making information easy to find. While coverage is comprehensive, each topic is presented concisely with a wealth of illustrative material and an accompanying eBook providing full-color figures and images.

    Antimicrobial Activity: Antibacterial Properties of Silver Nanomaterials
    Manuel I. Azócar, Laura Tamayo, Esteban Vargas, Nelson Vejar, and Maritza Páez

    Aquatic Species: Interaction of Nanoparticles with Aquatic Species
    Hazeem and M. Bououdina

    Arc Discharge: Arc Discharge Synthesis of Carbon Nanomaterials for Energy Device Application
    Yoshiyuki Suda, Hideto Tanoue, and Hirofumi Takikawa

    Battery: Nanobattery by Atom Trapping and Bottom-Up Technique
    P.P. Yupapin, C. Teeka, and Jalil Ali

    Biomimetics: Biomimetics in Nanotechnology
    Ille C. Gebeshuber and Manfred Drack

    Bone Repair: Nanohydroxyapatite as a Bone Repair Material
    Xiaoming Li, Rongrong Cui, and Yubo Fan

    Boron Nanostructures: All-Boron Nanostructures
    Levan Chkhartishvili

    Boron Nanostructures: Boron Nitride Nanostructures
    Levan Chkhartishvili

    Catalysis: Nanocatalyst—Preparation, Characterization, and Their Application in Oil and Gas Processes
    Hamidreza Aghabozorg, Sedigheh Sadegh Hassani, and Alimorad Rashidi

    Catalysis: Nanoparticles and Catalysis
    Sodeh Sadjadi

    Catalysis: Molybdenum-Based Hybrid Nanocatalysts
    Majid Masteri-Farahani and Narjes Tayyebi

    Ceramics: Nanoceramics
    A.C. Jayalekshmi and Chandra P. Sharma

    Crystals: Structure and Microstructure of Nanocrystals Using the Debye Function Analysis
    Antonietta Guagliardi, Antonio Cervellino, Ruggero Frison, Giuseppe Cernuto, and Norberto Masciocchi

    Defects: Defects in Carbon Nanotubes
    Moones Rahmandoust and Andreas Öchsner

    Dendrimers: Dendrimers-DNA Nanoplexes
    Hosam Gharib Abdelhady

    Dielectrics: Optics of Dielectric Nanoobjects and Nanosystems
    Valentin A. Milichko, Yuri N. Kulchin, and Vladimir P. Dzyuba

    Drug Delivery: LyoCell® Technology—A Lipidic Drug Delivery System Based on Reverse Cubic and Hexagonal Phase Lyotropic Liquid Crystalline Nanoparticles
    David Anderson and Robert W. Lee

    Encapsulation: Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes for Doxorubicin Encapsulation
    Pavel Kopel, Iva Blazkova, Marketa Vaculovicova, Vojtech Adam, Tomas Eckschlager, Marie Stiborova, and Rene Kizek

    Nanopolymers for Enzyme Immobilization Applications
    S. Mohy Eldin

    Filtration: Frontiers of the Engineering and Science of Nanofiltration—A Far-Reaching Review
    Sukanchan Palit

    Fullerenes: Donor-Acceptor Fullerene Complexes Based on Metal Porphyrins
    Tatyana N. Lomova, Elena V. Motorina, and Michael V. Klyuev

    Glass: Nanoglass
    Dhriti Ranjan Saha and Dipankar Chakravorty

    Graphene: Three-Dimensional Graphene—A Prospective Architecture for High-Performance Supercapacitors
    Duc Anh Dinh, Kwun Nam Hui, and Kwan San Hui

    Graphene: Nonreciprocity in Magnetically Biased Graphene at Microwave and Terahertz Frequencies
    Dimitrios L. Sounas and Christophe Caloz

    Graphene Oxide: Grafting Biomolecules onto Graphene Oxide Sheets
    Claramaría Rodríguez-González, Natalia Brizuela-Colmenares, P. Salas, Oxana Vasilievna Kharissova, and VÍctor M. Castaño

    Greener Synthesis: Greener Aspects in the Synthesis of Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles
    Aniruddha B. Patil and Bhalchandra M. Bhanage

    Health Care: Nanomaterial Applications in Health-Care Diagnostics
    Zeynep Altintas and Ibtisam E. Tothill

    Hybrid Nanomaterials: Organic-Inorganic Hybrid and Biohybrid Nanomaterials
    Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky, Pilar Aranda, and Margarita Darder

    Hydrophylic Nanoparticles: Hydrophilic Polymer/Silica Hybrid Nanoparticles—An

    Overview of a Novel Synthesis Strategy and Its Application in the Proton Exchange Membrane
    Mahdi Abdollahi and Morteza Rouhani

    Ignition: Ignition and Explosion Risks of Nanopowders
    Hong-Chun Wu

    Impedance Spectroscopy: Impedance Spectroscopy of Nanomaterials
    Rainer Schmidt

    Iron Oxide: Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
    Javier Rivera De la Rosa, Carolina Solis Maldonado, and Marco Antonio Garza Navarro

    Kelvin Probe: Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy as a Tool for the Characterization of Nanomaterials
    Sedigheh Sadegh Hassani, Saeideh Tasharrofi, and Zahra Sobat

    Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies: Recent Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies for Biomolecule Analysis
    Joohyung Lee, Md Enayet Razu, and Jungkyu (Jay) Kim

    Laser Ablation: Laser Ablation Synthesis in Solution-Based Production and Biofunctionalization of Nanostructures
    Gregor P.C. Drummen and Reza Zamiri

    Lithography: Nanofabrication with Nanosphere Lithography
    Yun-Chorng (Jeff) Chang

    Medical Applications: Potential Applications and Implications of Nanoparticles in Biology and Medicine
    Neha Sharma, Thakur Gurjeet Singh, Savita Jandaik, and Sanjeev Kumar

    Melanoma Prevention: Challenges and Progresses in Nanotechnology for Melanoma Prevention and Treatment
    Catarina Oliveira Silva, Nuno Martinho, Natália Aniceto, and Catarina Pinto Reis

    Membranes: Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes for Wastewater Purification
    Runcy Wilson, Saliney Thomas, Soney C. George, and Sabu Thomas

    Metal Nanoparticles: Metallic Nanoparticles Used in Soil Remediation Procedures
    Yoshiharu Mitoma, Srinivasa Reddy Mallampati, Tetsuji Okuda, and Cristian Simion

    Metal Nanostructures: Size Effect on the Impact Responses of Metal Nanostructures
    Zhen Chen, Shan Jiang, Yong Gan, Thomas D. Sewell, and Donald L. Thompson

    Metal Oxides: Macromolecular Complexes MXn Polymer as a Solid-State Precursor of Metal and Metal Oxide Nanostructures
    Carlos Diaz and Maria Luisa Valenzuela

    Metal Oxides: Nanostructured Metal Oxides for Gas Sensing Applications
    David G. Rickerby

    Micelles: Micellar Nanoparticles
    Robert W. Lee

    Micelles: Reverse Micelles—Designer Nanoparticles for Investigative Catalysis
    Nico Fischer, Theresa Feltes, and Michael Claeys

    Microwaves: Microwave-Assisted Hydrothermal Synthesis of Nanoparticles
    Rainer Schmidt, Jesús Prado Gonjal, and Emilio Morán

    Nanoadsorbents: Nanoadsorbents for Water Protection
    Luis ángel Garza Rodríguez and Elsa Nadia Aguilera González

    Nanocarriers as Nanomedicine: A Promising Platform for Drug Delivery in Nanopharmaceuticals
    Thakur Gurjeet Singh and Sonia Dhiman

    Nanocoatings: Nanomaterials and Nanostructures Coatings Fabrication Using Detonation and Plasma Detonation Techniques
    A.D. Pogrebnjak, S.N. Bratushka, O.V. Bondar, D.L. Alontseva, S.V. Plotnikov, and O.M. Ivasishin

    Nanocoatings: Technology of Fabrication of Nanostructure (Nanocomposite) Coatings with High Physical and Mechanical Properties Using C-PVD
    A.D. Pogrebnjak, O.V. Bondar, N.A. Azarenkov, V.M. Beresnev, O.V. Sobol, and N.K. Erdybaeva

    Nanocomposites: Thermal Analysis and Functional Statistics on Nanocomposite Characterization
    S. Naya, R. Artiaga, M. Francisco-Fernández, J. Tarrío-Saavedra, J. López-Beceiro, and Carlos Gracia-Fernández

    Nanodelivery Vehicles: Milk Proteins as Nanodelivery Vehicles for Nutraceuticals and Drugs
    Mohamed H. Abd El-Salam and Safinaz El-Shibiny

    Nanofactories: Microbes as Nanofactories
    Ankit Malhotra and Anirban Roy Choudhury

    Nanodiamond: Growth and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Diamond Films on Different Substrates
    A.F. Azevedo, L.I. Medeiros, C.R.B. Miranda, N.A. Braga, A.F. Beloto, M.R. Baldan, and N.G. Ferreira

    Nanoemulsions: Biobased Oil Nanoemulsion Preparation, Characterization, and Application
    Vijayalakshmi Ghosh, Saranya Sugumar, Amitava Mukherjee, and Natarajan Chandrasekaran

    Nanoemulsion-Based Systems for Food Applications
    Hélder Daniel Silva, Miguel Ângelo Cerqueira, and António Augusto Vicente

    Nanofluids: Basic Principles and Modern Aspects
    Mehdi Shanbedi, Ahmad Amiri, Saeed Zeinali Heris, Salim Newaz Kazi, and Chew Bee Teng

    Nanofluids: Fractal Analysis of Flow and Heat Transfer of Nanofluids
    Jianchao Cai, Boqi Xiao, Xing Tu, Wen Ren, and Fuquan Song

    Nanofluids: Potential Future Coolants
    Antonis Sergis and Yannis Hardalupas

    Jaroslav Menčík

    Nanomedicine: Small Steps, Big Effects
    Miguel Angel Méndez-Rojas, Aracely Angulo-Molina, and Gabriela Aguilera-Portillo

    Nanoonions: Carbon Nanoonions
    Marta E. Plonska-Brzezinska and Luis Echegoyen

    Nanorobots: Engineering Nanorobots—Past, Present, and Future Perspectives
    J.S. Rathore and N.N. Sharma

    Nanosuspension: An Emerging and Promising Approach to Drug Delivery for the Enhancement of the Bioavailability of Poorly Soluble Drugs
    Sonia Dhiman, Thakur Gurjeet Singh, Abhay Asthana, and Sandeep Arora

    Nanothermometers: Luminescent Nanothermometers for Biological Applications
    Madoka Suzuki, Satoshi Arai, Kotaro Oyama, and Shin’ichi Ishiwata

    Nanotoxicology: Toxicology of Nanomaterials—The Dawn of Nanotoxicology
    Miguel Angel Méndez-Rojas, José Luis Sánchez-Salas, and Esmeralda Santillán-Urquiza

    Nanotribology: Green Nanotribology and Related Sustainability Aspects
    Ille C. Gebeshuber

    Nanowires: Nanowires for Very-Low-Power Integrated Circuits and New Functionalities
    Francis Balestra, Mikael Ostling, Per-Erik Hellström, Enrico Sangiorgi

    Oxide Nanoparticles: Functionalization and Applications of Oxide Nanoparticles
    B. Al-Najar and M. Bououdina

    Plasmonics: Faster than Electronics and Smaller than Photonics
    Israel López and Idalia Gómez

    Polyaniline: Polyaniline Nanofibers and Nanotubes—Recent Advances in the Synthesis and Their Properties
    Arup Choudhury, Daniel N. Tran, Melissa Wunch, Mallikarjuna N. Nadagouda, Rajender S. Varma, and D.J. Yang

    Polymers: Electrochemical Formation of Nanostructured Conducting Polymers
    Milica M. Gvozdenovic, Branimir Z. Jugovic, and Branimir N. Grgur

    Polymers: Single-Chain Polymer Nanoparticles
    José A. Pomposo

    Polymers: UV-Cured Polymer Nanocomposites
    Huseyin Esen and Mehmet Atilla Taşdelen

    Radiation Synthesis: Radiation Methods of Nanomaterials Production
    Gennady Gerasimov

    Semiconductor Nanomaterials: Photo Catalytic Characteristics of Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Nanomaterials
    Mansi Chitkara, I.S. Sandhu, Sanjeev Kumar, Karamjit Singh, and Thakur Gurjeet Singh

    Silver Nanoparticles: Potential Hazards of Silver Nanoparticles to the Environment and Human Health
    Verónica Bastos, H. Oliveira, F. Rosário, C. Remédios, J.M.P Oliveira, and C. Santos

    Spinels: Synthesis and Properties of Magnetic Spinel AB2O4 Phases
    S. Azzaza, Y. Song, and M. Bououdina

    Superlattices: Superlattice Structure of Low-Dimensional Carbon Systems
    Somnath Bhattacharyya

    Superlattices: Design of InAs/GaSb Superlattices for Optoelectronic Applications—Basic Theory and Numerical Methods
    E. Machowska-Podsiadlo and M. Bugajski

    Supramolecular Architectures: Supramolecular Architectures from Self-Assembled Copolymers
    Tomaž Einfalt, Gesine Gunkel, Mariana Spulber, Adrian Najer, and Cornelia G. Palivan

    Thermal Conductivity: Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids in Stationary and Dynamic Systems
    Azadeh Ghadimi and Hendrik Simon Cornelis Metselaar

    Titanium Dioxide: Nanosized TiO2—Synthesis and Application
    Shalini Chaturvedi and Pragnesh N. Dave

    Water Remediation: Water Remediation Using Nano-Zerovalent Metals
    David D.J. Antia

    Water Splitting: Layered Manganese Oxides as Water-Oxidizing Catalysts for Hydrogen Production via Water Splitting—An Aid to Environmental Protection
    Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour, Sima Heidari, Mahnaz Abasi, Maasoumeh Khatamian, and Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev

    Wire Explosion: Spherical Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles by the Electrical

    Explosion of Wire—Synthesis and Application
    Alexander P. Safronov and Igor V. Beketov

    Zinc Oxide: Photoluminescence Properties of Pure and Doped Zinc Oxide Nanostructures
    Reza Zamiri and Gregor P.C. Drummen

    Zinc Oxide: Recent Trends in the Electrochemical Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nano-colloids
    Maria Chiara Sportelli, Sabina Scarabino, Rosaria Anna Picca, and Nicola Cioffi


    Edited by

    Boris Ildusovich Kharisov, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico

    Oxana Vasilievna Kharissova, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico

    Ubaldo Ortiz-Mendez, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, San Nicolás de los Garza, Mexico