This new volume, Microscopy Applied to Materials Sciences and Life Sciences. focuses on recent theoretical and practical advances in polymers and their blends, composites, and nanocompos¬ites related to their microscopic characterization. It highlights recent accomplishments and trends in the field of polymer nanocomposites and filled polymers related to microstructural characterization. This book gives an insight and better understanding into the development in microscopy as a tool for characterization.
The book emphasizes recent research work in the field of microscopy in life sciences and materials sciences mainly related to its synthesis, characterizations, and applications. The book explains the application of microscopic techniques in life sciences and materials sciences, and their applications and state of current research carried out.
The book aims to foster a better understanding of the properties of polymer composites by describing new techniques to measure microstructure property relationships and by utilizing techniques and expertise developed in the conventional filled polymer composites. Characterization techniques, particularly microstructural characterization, have proven to be extremely difficult because of the range of length-scales associated with these materials.
•Instrumentation and Techniques: advances in scanning probe microscopy, SEM, TEM, OM. 3D imaging and tomography, electron diffraction techniques and analytical microscopy, advances in sample preparation techniques in-situ microscopy, correlative microscopy in life and material sciences, low voltage electron microscopy.
•Life Sciences: Structure and imaging of biomolecules, live cell imaging, neurobiology, organelles and cellular dynamics, multi-disciplinary approaches for medical and biological sciences, microscopic application in plants, microorganism and environmental science, super resolution microscopy in biological sciences.
•Materials Sciences: materials for nanotechnology, metals alloys and inter-metallic, ceramics, composites, minerals and microscopy in cultural heritage, thin films, coatings, surfaces and interfaces, carbon based materials, polymers and soft materials and self-assembled materials, semiconductors and magnetic materials. Polymers and inorganic nanoparticles.
The volume will be of significant interest to scientists working on the basic issues surrounding polymers, nanocomposites, and nanoparticulate-filled polymers, as well as those working in industry on applied problems, such as processing. Because of the multidisciplinary nature of this research, the book will be valuable to chemists, materials scientists, physicists, chemical engineers, and processing specialists who are involved and interested in the future frontiers of blends.
Table of Contents
Scanning Electron Microscopy as a Powerful Morphological Characterization Technique for Polymer Blends and Polymer Nanocomposites
Saju Daniel and Sabu Thomas
Atomic Force Microscopy: Principles and Applications in Polymer Composites
V. K. Abitha, Ajay Vasudeo Rane, and Sabu Thomas
Barium Strontium Titanate: Preparation, Dielectric, Ferroelectric and Microscopic Studies
Anuradha Kumari, Saumya Shalu, and Barnali Dasgupta Ghosh
Preparation and Characterization of Copper Thin Films for Antimicrobial Applications
Udaya Bhat K, Arun Augustin, Suma Bhat, and K. R. Udupa
Fabrication, Scanning Electron Microscopic and Electrochemical Studies of Nickel Hydroxide Battery Electrodes Modified with Zinc Oxide
B. J. Madhu
Comparative Spectroscopic Study of Polyindole/Poly(Vinyl Acetate) Composites
Deepak. J. Bhagat and Gopal. R. Dhokane
Welding of Alloy C-276
M. Manikandan, N. Arivazhagan, and M. Nageswara Rao
Surface Plasmon Resonance Based Sensors
R. K. Gupta, V. P. Devanarayanan, and V. Manjuladevi
Design Issues in High Strain Rate Dynamic Compressive Failure of Structural Ceramics, Polymers and Composites
Saikat Acharya, K. S. Ghosh, D. K. Mondal, and A. K. Mukhopadhyay
Applications of Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) in Materials Science
Ravi Chandra Gundakaram
Light Microscopy in Studying of Formation and Decomposition of Wood
Galina F. Antonova and Victoria V. Stasova
Microstructural Analysis of Polymer Blends, Composites and Nanocomposites
M. Fathima Rigana, Simi Annie Tharakan, P. Thirukumaran, A. Shakila Parveen, R. Balasubramanian, S. Balaji , C. P. Sakthi Dharan, and M. Sarojadevi
Graphene Modified Carbon Micro-Surfaces in Voltammetric Sensing Applications
Gururaj Kudur Jayaprakasha, Bananakere Nanjegowda Chandrashekarb, and Bahaddurghatta Eshwaraswamy Kumara Swamy
Functionalized Nanomaterials for Biological and Catalytic Applications
K. Ananda, R. M. Genganb, A. A. Chuturgoon
Removal of Organic Cancer Carcinogens from Wastewater Using Green Synthesis Nanoparticles
K. Anand, K. G. Moodley, and A. A. Chuturgoon
Assessing Adipose Tissue Engineering In Vitro and In Vivo: A Microscopic Approach
Balu Venugopal, B. F. Francis, Susan Mani, V. S. Harikrishnan, H. K. Varma, and Annie John
The Contribution of Light Microscopy to Study Male Reprotoxicity of Cadmium
Maria de Lourdes Pereira, José Coelho, Renata Tavares, Henrique M. A. C. Fonseca, Virgília Silva, Paula P. Gonçalves, and Fernando Garcia e Costa
Microscopy Assessment of Emerging Contaminants Effects on Aquatic Species
Ângela Barreto, Ana Violeta Girão, Maria de Lourdes Pereira, Tito Trindade, Amadeu Mortágua Velho da Maia Soares, and Miguel Oliveira
Chromium: The Intriguing Element. What Biological Role Has It? (Cr(Iii)-Tris-Picolinate: Is It Safe or Not?)
Teresa Margarida dos Santos, Manuel Ferreira, and Maria de Lourdes Pereira
Treatment of Pharmaceutical Wastewater: A Case Study on Degradation in Electrochemical Oxidation
Saptarshi Gupta, Leichombam Menan, and Srimanta Ray