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Handbook of Innovative Nanomaterials

From Syntheses to Applications, 1st Edition

Edited by Xiaosheng Fang, Limin Wu

Jenny Stanford Publishing

960 pages | 220 Color Illus. | 319 B/W Illus.

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Nowadays, not only is the research on nanoscale is among the most active fields in current science, but it is also being gradually introduced into our daily lives. The purpose of this book is to provide the readers with a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art research activities in the field of innovative nanomaterials. This book is a comprehensive and complete introductory text on the synthesis, characterizations, novel properties, and applications of various innovative nanomaterials. The first part emphasizes the chemical and physical approaches used for the syntheses of various innovative nanomaterials. The second part mainly focuses on various applications of various nanostructured materials.


"I am delighted to see a comprehensive handbook covering varied aspects of nanomaterials from synthesis to applications. The book will be useful to students, teachers and practioners of the subject."

—Prof. C. N. R. Rao - Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, India

Table of Contents

Seed-Assisted Growth of One-Dimensional Nanostructures

Tianyou Zhai, Xijin Xu, Liang Li, Xi Wang, Xiaosheng Fang, Yoshio Bando, and Dmitri Golberg


Solution-Phase Growth

Gas-Phase Growth

Conclusion and Outlook

One-Dimensional Inorganic Semiconductor Nanostructures: Controlled Growth and Potential Applications

Xiaosheng Fang, Liang Li, Ujjal K. Gautam, Tianyou Zhai, Yoshio Bando, and Dmitri Golberg


Controlled Growth of 1D Inorganic Semiconductor Nanostructures

Potential Applications of 1D Inorganic Semiconductor Nanostructures

Conclusion and Outlook

Selective Etching-Assisted Construction of Novel Low-Dimensional Nanostructures

Hongqiang Wang, Lichao Jia, and Guanghai Li


Noble Metal Nanoparticles

Semiconductor Nanoparticles

1D Semiconductor Nanostructures

Etching-Assisted Allignment of 1D Nanostructures

Conclusion and Outlook

Anodic Alumina Membrane Template and Its Derivative Membrane Nanostructures

Xijin Xu, Xiaosheng Fang, Tianyou Zhai, Peiji Wang, Liang Li, Yoshio Bando, and Dmitri Golberg


Formation Mechanism of AAMs

AAMs with Different Morphologies and Nanostructures

Conclusion and Outlook

Nanocolumnar Arrays by Pulsed Laser Deposition on Polystyrene Colloid Spheres

Liang Li, Xiaosheng Fang, Tianyou Zhai, Yoshio Bando, and Dmitri Golberg


Controlled Nanocolumnar Arrays

Formation Mechnism

Properties and applications

Conclusion and Outlook

II–VI Semiconductor Nanostructures

Jian Yan, Lide Zhang, and Xiaosheng Fang


Zinc Oxide Nanostructures

Zinc Sulfide Nanostructures

Zinc Selenide Nanostructures

Cadmium Selenide Nanostructures

Cadmium Telluride Nanostructures

Nanoscale Hetero-, Core/Shell, and Hierarchical Nanostructures and Ternary Alloys

Conclusion and Outlook

Metal Silicide and Germanide 1D Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

Hana Yoon, Kwanyong Seo, Juneho In, and Bongsoo Kim


Metal Silicide 1D Nanostructures

Metal Germanide 1D Nanostructures

Conclusion and Outlook

Electrochemical Construction and Optical Properties of Ordered Micro/Nano-Structured Arrays Based on Colloidal Monolayer

Guotao Duan, Guangqiang Liu, Yue Li, and Weiping Cai


Electrochemical Construction

Optical Properties

Conclusions and Outlook

In Situ TEM Investigations of the Interface Behavior Between Carbon Nanotubes and Metals

Mingsheng Wang, Dmitri Golberg, and Yoshio Bando


Interface Dynamic Behaviour Between CNTs and Tungsten Electrode

Superstrong Low-Resistant CNT-Carbide- Tungsten Nanocontacts

Linear CNT-Metal-CNT Junctions

Multibranched Junctions of Carbon Nanotubes via Metal Particles

Cobalt Nanoparticle-Assisted Engineering of MWCNTs

Conclusion and Outlook

Inorganic Semiconductor Nanoarrays as Photoanodes for Solar Cells

Changhui Ye, Shulin Ji, Liangliang Yin, Guodong Liu, and Guoping Xu 10. 1 Introduction

Synthesis of Inorganic Semiconductor Nanoarrays

Inorganic Nanoarray Solar Cells

Concluding Remarks

Combination Control, Nanomagnetism, and Biomedical Applications of Inorganic Multicomponent Hybrid Nanomaterials

Haitao Zhang, Jun Ding, Xianhui Chen, Hailang Zhang, and Xiaohe Liu


Synthetic Routes to Magnetic Nanomaterials

Magnetism of Nanomaterials

Applications of Magnetic Nanomaterials

Conclusion and Outlook

Two-Dimensional Inorganic Nanostructures: From Synthesis to Potential Applications

Linfeng Hu, Limin Wu, and Xiaosheng Fang


Oxide Nanoplate

Sulfate Nanoplate

Lithium Aluminate Nanoplate

Hydroxide Nanoplate

Layered Double Hydroxide Nanoplate

Conclusion and Outlook

Seed-Layer-Assisted Synthesis of Well-Aligned Zinc Oxide Nanorod Arrays for Field Emission Application

Chun Li, Nishuang Liu, Longyan Yuan, and Guojia Fang


Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanorods

Field Emission Properties of Zinc Oxide Arrays

Conclusion and Outlook

Progress on the Photoanode for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Fang Lei, Kai-Xue Wang, and Jie-Sheng Chen


Titanium Dioxide Photoanode

Zinc Oxide Photoanode

Composite Films

Other Semiconductor Oxide Films

Conclusion and Outlook

Biomedicine Applications of Nanomaterials

Mingsheng Xu, Hongzheng Chen, Minmin Shi, Gang Wu, Daisuke Fujita, and Nobutaka Hanagata


Biomedical Applications of Carbon Nanotubes

Biomedical Applications of Nanowires

Biomedical Applications of Nanoparticles

Biomedical Applications of Two-Dimensional Graphene Sheets

Conclusion and Outlook

Polymer/SiO2 Nanocomposite Colloids: Synthesis, Characterization, and Their Applications

Min Chen and Limin Wu


Synthesis of Polymer/SiO2 Nanocomposite Colloids

Colloids as Templates for Nanostructured Materials

Nanocomposite Colloids

Conclusion and Outlook

Recent Progress on the Synthesis and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes

Yousheng Tao, Morinobu Endo, and Katsumi Kaneko


Selective Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes

Upcoming Applications of Carbon Nanotubes

Conclusion and Outlook

Biosensing Applications of ZnO Nanostructures

José Ramón Durán Retamal, Wei-Cheng Lien, and Jr Hau He


ZnO Nanostructured Electrodes for Enzymatic Electrochemical Biosensors

Detection Mechanism of Enzymatic Biosensor with ZnO Nanostructured Electrodes

Sensor Properties



Ge1–x Mnx-Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor Nanostructures for Spintronics

Yong Wang, Faxian Xiu, Jin Zou, and Kang L. Wang


Growth System

Structural Properties

Magnetic Properties


Remarks and Perspective

Field-Effect Transistors for Nanoelectronics Based on Novel Nanostructure Materials

Gang He, Zhaoqi Sun, and Xijing Xu, and Xiaoshuang Chen


Carbon-Based Field-Effect Transistors

Nanowire-Based Field-Effect Transistors

Conclusion and Outlook

Synthesis and Characterization of One-Dimensional Functional Metal Oxide and Metallic Silicide Nanostructures

Chin-Hung Liu, Te-Chien Hou, and Yu-Lun Chueh


Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Metal Oxide

Nanowires by a Vapor-Solid Process

NWs on the local substrate environment

Synthesis and Characterization of Functional Core-Shell Metal Oxide


Synthesis and Characterization Between Functional Metal Oxide and Core-Shell Structure

Core-Shell Nanowires

Metal Silicides 1D Nanostructures

Nanowires with Length Tenability Mediated by a Thin Nitride Layer on (001) Si

Conclusions and Outlook

Recent Advances in Nanoporous Carbon Materials

Pavuluri Srinivasu


Microporous Carbon Materials

Mesoporous Carbon Materials

Conclusion and Outlook

Mechanical, Thermal, and Magnetic Properties of One-Dimensional Nanostructures

Te-Chien Hou, Chin-Hung Liu, and Yu-Lun Chueh


Mechanical Property

Thermoelectric Property

Magnetic Property

Conclusion and Outlook

About the Editors

Xiaosheng Fang obtained his Ph.D. degree from Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2006. Then he joined the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science as a postdoctoral fellow (2006–2008) and International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS)-International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA) researcher (2008-2010) within National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan. Currently, he is professor in Department of Materials Science, Fudan University, China. He has authored and coauthored 62 refereed journal publications, 11 review papers, an English monograph, and 4 book chapters. His publications have been cited over 1800 times. His current research topic is the controlled fabrication, novel properties, and optoelectronic applications of novel nanostructures, especially with a focus on II-VI inorganic semiconductor nanostructures-based optoelectronic sensors.

Limin Wu obtained his Ph.D. degree from Zhejiang University in China in 1991 and worked as visiting scholar (1994–1998) in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University. Currently, he is professor in Department of Materials Science, Fudan University (China). Wu has published more than 170 papers in English and holds 32 China patents and a US patent. His current research interests involve nanocomposite spheres, hollow spheres, and organic-inorganic hybrid coatings.

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