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.
Table of Contents
Antimicrobial Activity: Antibacterial Properties of Silver Nanomaterials. Aquatic Species: Interaction of Nanoparticles with Aquatic Species. Arc Discharge: Arc Discharge Synthesis of Carbon Nanomaterials for Energy Device Application. Battery: Nanobattery by Atom Trapping and Bottom-Up Technique. Biomimetics: Biomimetics in Nanotechnology. Bone Repair: Nanohydroxyapatite as a Bone Repair Material. Boron Nanostructures: All-Boron Nanostructures. Boron Nanostructures: Boron Nitride Nanostructures. Catalysis: Nanocatalyst—Preparation, Characterization, and Their Application in Oil and Gas Processes. Catalysis: Nanoparticles and Catalysis. Catalysis: Molybdenum-Based Hybrid Nanocatalysts. Ceramics: Nanoceramics. Crystals: Structure and Microstructure of Nanocrystals Using the Debye Function Analysis. Defects: Defects in Carbon Nanotubes. Dendrimers: Dendrimers-DNA Nanoplexes. Dielectrics: Optics of Dielectric Nanoobjects and Nanosystems. Drug Delivery: LyoCell® Technology—A Lipidic Drug Delivery System Based on Reverse Cubic and Hexagonal Phase Lyotropic Liquid Crystalline Nanoparticles. Encapsulation: Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes for Doxorubicin Encapsulation. Nanopolymers for Enzyme Immobilization Applications. Filtration: Frontiers of the Engineering and Science of Nanofiltration—A Far-Reaching Review. Fullerenes: Donor-Acceptor Fullerene Complexes Based on Metal Porphyrins. Glass: Nanoglass. Graphene: Three-Dimensional Graphene—A Prospective Architecture for High-Performance Supercapacitors. Graphene: Nonreciprocity in Magnetically Biased Graphene at Microwave and Terahertz Frequencies. Graphene Oxide: Grafting Biomolecules onto Graphene Oxide Sheets. Greener Synthesis: Greener Aspects in the Synthesis of Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles. Health Care: Nanomaterial Applications in Health-Care Diagnostics. Hybrid Nanomaterials: Organic-Inorganic Hybrid and Biohybrid Nanomaterials. Hydrophylic Nanoparticles: Hydrophilic Polymer/Silica Hybrid Nanoparticles—An Overview of a Novel Synthesis Strategy and Its Application in the Proton Exchange Membrane. Ignition: Ignition and Explosion Risks of Nanopowders. Impedance Spectroscopy: Impedance Spectroscopy of Nanomaterials. Iron Oxide: Iron Oxide Nanoparticles. Kelvin Probe: Kelvin Probe Force Microscopy as a Tool for the Characterization of Nanomaterials. Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies: Recent Lab-on-a-Chip Technologies for Biomolecule Analysis. Laser Ablation: Laser Ablation Synthesis in Solution-Based Production and Biofunctionalization of Nanostructures. Lithography: Nanofabrication with Nanosphere Lithography. Medical Applications: Potential Applications and Implications of Nanoparticles in Biology and Medicine. Melanoma Prevention: Challenges and Progresses in Nanotechnology for Melanoma Prevention and Treatment. Membranes: Polymer Nanocomposite Membranes for Wastewater Purification. Metal Nanoparticles: Metallic Nanoparticles Used in Soil Remediation Procedures. Metal Nanostructures: Size Effect on the Impact Responses of Metal Nanostructures. Metal Oxides: Macromolecular Complexes MXn Polymer as a Solid-State Precursor of Metal and Metal Oxide Nanostructures. Metal Oxides: Nanostructured Metal Oxides for Gas Sensing Applications. Micelles: Micellar Nanoparticles. Micelles: Reverse Micelles—Designer Nanoparticles for Investigative Catalysis. Microwaves: Microwave-Assisted Hydrothermal Synthesis of Nanoparticles. Nanoadsorbents: Nanoadsorbents for Water Protection. Nanocarriers as Nanomedicine: A Promising Platform for Drug Delivery in Nanopharmaceuticals. Nanocoatings: Nanomaterials and Nanostructures Coatings Fabrication Using Detonation and Plasma Detonation Techniques. Nanocoatings: Technology of Fabrication of Nanostructure (Nanocomposite) Coatings with High Physical and Mechanical Properties Using C-PVD. Nanocomposites: Thermal Analysis and Functional Statistics on Nanocomposite Characterization. Nanodelivery Vehicles: Milk Proteins as Nanodelivery Vehicles for Nutraceuticals and Drugs. Nanofactories: Microbes as Nanofactories. Nanodiamond: Growth and Characterization of Nanocrystalline Diamond Films on Different Substrates. Nanoemulsions: Biobased Oil Nanoemulsion Preparation, Characterization, and Application. Nanoemulsion-Based Systems for Food Applications. Nanofluids: Basic Principles and Modern Aspects. Nanofluids: Fractal Analysis of Flow and Heat Transfer of Nanofluids. Nanofluids: Potential Future Coolants. Nanoindentation. Nanomedicine: Small Steps, Big Effects. Nanoonions: Carbon Nanoonions. Nanorobots: Engineering Nanorobots—Past, Present, and Future Perspectives. Nanosuspension: An Emerging and Promising Approach to Drug Delivery for the Enhancement of the Bioavailability of Poorly Soluble Drugs. Nanothermometers: Luminescent Nanothermometers for Biological Applications. Nanotoxicology: Toxicology of Nanomaterials—The Dawn of Nanotoxicology. Nanotribology: Green Nanotribology and Related Sustainability Aspects. Nanowires: Nanowires for Very-Low-Power Integrated Circuits and New Functionalities. Oxide Nanoparticles: Functionalization and Applications of Oxide Nanoparticles. Plasmonics: Faster than Electronics and Smaller than Photonics. Polyaniline: Polyaniline Nanofibers and Nanotubes—Recent Advances in the Synthesis and Their Properties. Polymers: Electrochemical Formation of Nanostructured Conducting Polymers. Polymers: Single-Chain Polymer Nanoparticles. Polymers: UV-Cured Polymer Nanocomposites. Radiation Synthesis: Radiation Methods of Nanomaterials Production. Semiconductor Nanomaterials: Photo Catalytic Characteristics of Wide Bandgap Semiconductor Nanomaterials. Silver Nanoparticles: Potential Hazards of Silver Nanoparticles to the Environment and Human Health. Spinels: Synthesis and Properties of Magnetic Spinel AB2O4 Phases. Superlattices: Superlattice Structure of Low-Dimensional Carbon Systems. Superlattices: Design of InAs/GaSb Superlattices for Optoelectronic Applications—Basic Theory and Numerical Methods. Supramolecular Architectures: Supramolecular Architectures from Self-Assembled Copolymers. Thermal Conductivity: Thermal Conductivity of Nanofluids in Stationary and Dynamic Systems. Titanium Dioxide: Nanosized TiO2—Synthesis and Application. Water Remediation: Water Remediation Using Nano-Zerovalent Metals. Water Splitting: Layered Manganese Oxides as Water-Oxidizing Catalysts for Hydrogen Production via Water Splitting—An Aid to Environmental Protection. Wire Explosion: Spherical Metal and Metal Oxide Nanoparticles by the Electrical Explosion of Wire—Synthesis and Application. Zinc Oxide: Photoluminescence Properties of Pure and Doped Zinc Oxide Nanostructures. Zinc Oxide: Recent Trends in the Electrochemical Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nano-colloids.
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