1st Edition

Handbook of Innovative Nanomaterials From Syntheses to Applications

Edited By Xiaosheng Fang, Limin Wu Copyright 2013
    960 Pages 220 Color & 319 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    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.

    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


    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.

    "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