The phenomenal success of nanostructures in various applications has led to the exploration of a plethora of novel nanomaterials. Nanoboron is no exception. Boron as material has the ability to form covalently bonded stable networks and finds use in a large variety of applications. This book provides a complete overview of the latest developments in the field of boron nanostructures. It starts with an introductory chapter on the fundamentals of boron chemistry, followed by chapters by experts devoted to discussions on boron nanoclusters, nanosheets, nanotubes, and nanowires, respectively. Applications of boron in nanomedicine are also discussed in wide detail.
Very few titles covering Boron have surfaced to date; however, most of them are introductory text on boron chemistry and its properties along with couple of others covering specialized topics such as uses of boron in steel making, etc. This text provides state-of-the-art knowledge along with recent developments in boron nanostructures through succulent discussions.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Boron Nanosructures. Boron Nanoclusters. Two-Dimensional Boron Nanosheets. Ab initio Studies of Single-Wall Boron Nanotubes. Boron Nanowires: Synthesis and Properties. Applications of Boron Nanostructures in Medicine.
Sumit Saxena received his PhD in the area of computational materials science from the Interdisciplinary program in Materials Science and Engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Thereafter he joined as postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign before moving to the Department of Physics at Harvard University as Postdoctoral Fellow. He joined Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India, in 2011 where he is currently assistant professor in the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science. He has worked on first principles simulations of the electronic properties of materials and has published his research in leading journals along with presenting his work in leading international conferences.