When the size and the shape of materials are reduced to the nanoscale dimension, their physical and chemical properties can change dramatically. This book demonstrates the controlled size and shape of nanostructured materials and their applications. The applications cover photocatalysts, biomedicals, nanomaterials, fuel cells and supercapacitors, lithium-ion batteries, light-emitting diodes, and field emission display. This book may be the first to clearly point out the relationship between the size and the structure of the materials, which strongly affects their properties. Understanding these control parameters has important technological implications for energy conversion and storage, biotechnology, lighting and display, and so forth.
Table of Contents
An introduction of Controlled Sizes and Shapes of Nanostructures and Their Applications; Tai-Feng Hung
Visible Light Responsive Surface Structure Controlled TiO2 Nanoparticles; Teruhisa Ohno
Controlled Shaping TiO2 for Efficient Photocatalysis; Guang Liu
Shape and Particle Size Controlled for Water Splitting; Hao Ming Chen
Shaping and Particle Size Effect of TiO2 on the Cytotoxicity ; Chunying Chen
Controlled Growth of Nanomaterials for the Biomedical Application; Jun Lin
Shape Controlled (including particle, rod and star-shape) of Au Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications; Ivan Baginskiy
Size and Shape-controlled Synthesis of Nanocrystals; Trong-On Do
Hybrid Inorganic Nanomaterials with Controlled Sizes and Shapes; Trong-On Do
Controlled Particle Size and Shape of Nanomaterials and Their Applications; Hsuan-Yi Huang
Controlled Particle Size and Shape of Nanomaterials and Their Applications; Zhiyong Tang
Controlled Shape and Size of Nanocatalysts for Fuel Cells; Andy Xueliang Sun
Controlled Particle Size and Shape of Nanomaterials and Their Applications in Supercapacitors; Yuping Wu
Nano/composite Materials for Lithium-ion Batteries; Hua Kun Liu
Controlled Size and Shape of Graphene and Its Application in Li-ion Battery; Guoxiu Wang
Controlled Growth of Quantum Dots and their Application to Wavelength Converter for Light-emitting Diodes; Duk Young Jeon
Artificial Nanostructures with Controlled Sizes and Shapes; Chaoyang Li
Ru-Shi Liu is a professor in the Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Shoochow University, Taiwan, in 1981 and his master’s degree in nuclear science from National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 1983. He obtained two PhDs in chemistry — one from National Tsing Hua University (1990) and the other from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (1992). Prof. Liu worked at Materials Research Laboratories at the Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan, from 1983 to 1985. He was an associate professor at the Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University, from 1995 to 1999, when he was promoted to professorship. Prof. Liu’s research focuses on materials chemistry. He is the author or coauthor of more than 400 publications in international scientific journals. He has also been granted more than 80 patents.
"This interesting book presents studies on controlled size and shape of nanostructured materials. With a clear introduction of the magical physical and chemical changes brought about by the ‘nano’ version of materials, the author exemplifies many of their wide applications, including photocatalysts, biomedicals, nanomaterials, fuel cells and supercapacitors, lithium-ion batteries, light-emitting diodes, and field emission display. This is the right book for scientists and students who are looking for inspiration, perspectives, and the latest studies in this field."
—Prof. Hongjie Zhang - Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
"This book offers perspectives of controlled fabrication of nanostructured materials with an extensive collection of the most updated studies that encourage the use of nanostructured materials for a wide range of applications. Reading it certainly benefits readers’ understanding of the relationship between the structures and properties of nanomaterials and their new applications. An excellent reference for inspiring scientists and students."
—Dr. Qiang Xu - National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan
"This book represents an extensive collection of the most updated studies that cover tremendous nanosystems with controlled size and shape for a variety of applications such as energy conversion and storage, catalysis, biotechnology, lighting, and displays. The comprehensive perspectives will undoubtedly help gain deep insights into the relationship between the morphology (structure) and properties of functional nanomaterials, which remained nearly untouched. I believe such a timely and interesting text is invaluable and instructive, particularly for young scientists in this field."
—Prof. Xueyuan Chen - Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
"This book offers readers some excellent resources of up-to-date knowledge on nanostructured materials with controlled size and shape according to their electrical, optical, and magnetic properties. Each chapter is prepared by internationally recognized experts in their respective fields. It is comprehensive and well written and will attract a broad range of readers in science and technology."
—Dr. Jiujun Zhang - National Research Council of Canada, Vancouver, Canada