1st Edition

Handbook of Innovative Nanomaterials
From Syntheses to Applications

ISBN 9789814303897
Published July 5, 2012 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
960 Pages 220 Color & 319 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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

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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