This book presents an overview of the current state of research in the field of nanotechnologies and biotechnologies for energy, environment, electronics, and health, as emerging from leading laboratories worldwide. It presents and describes in detail the recent research results in the most advanced nanobiotechnology-based methods and their possible applications to energy, environment, electronics, and public health.
The methods discussed in the book include anodic porous alumina, nanotubes, conductive polymers, molecular dynamics, innovative software, nanomembranes, lipases, octopus rhodopsin, chromosome translocation, pulsed power, nanotechnology, megatechnologies, mass spectrometry, and protein array. The applications discussed include nanobioelectronics, nanosensors, nanodevices, gas, environment, energy, industrial biofermentation, health, vaccinology, biodiesel production, Earth’s interior, and metals. The book focuses on an array of applications to highlight important aspects of this interdisciplinary approach, underpinning the present challenges and showing the future potential solutions.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Present Challenges and Future Solutions via Nanotechnology for Electronics, Environment and Energy; Claudio Nicolini
Part A: Methods
Influence of Chromosome Translocation on Yeast Life Span: Implications for Long-Term Industrial Biofermentation; Jason Sims, Dmitri Nikitin, and Carlo V. Bruschi
Pulsed Power Nanotechnologies for Disintegration and Breaking Up of Refractory Precious Metals Ores; Valentin A. Chanturiya and Igor Zh. Bunin
Modeling of Software Sensors in Bioprocess; Luca Belmonte and Claudio Nicolini
Nanotubes and Poly(o-ethoxyaniline) Nanostructured Films for Sensor Development; Pierluigi Cossari, Valter Bavastrello, and Claudio Nicolini
Molecular Dynamics for Nanobiotechnology; Marine Bozdaganyan, Nicola Bragazzi, Pechkova Eugenia, Orekhov Philipp, Kostantin Shaitan, and Claudio Nicolini
Nanomembranes for Biological Transmission Electron Microscopy; Daniel Rhinow
Part B: Energy Applications
Nanotechnology for Energy Devices; Enrico Stura, Davide Nicolini, and Claudio Nicolini
Matching Fungal Lipases Catalytic Activity for Biodiesel Production; Rosanna Spera and Claudio Nicolini
New Paradigms of the Development of the Earth’s Interior; Alexy A. Peshkov, Natalia A. Matsko, Alexander G. Mikhailov, and Victor I. Bragin
Part C: Environment Applications
Anodic Porous Alumina and Nanosensors for Public Health and Vaccinology; Nicola Bragazzi, Manju Singh, and Claudio Nicolini
Mass Spectrometry and Protein Array for Environment; Rosanna Spera, Luca Belmonte, Fernanda Festa, Eugenia Pechkova, Shaorong Chong, Joshua LaBaer, and Claudio Nicolini
Part D: Electronic Applications
Conductive Polymers and Gas Sensors; Valter Bavastrello, Tercio Bezzerra, and Claudio Nicolini
Hardware Implementation of New Sensors for Health and Environment; Manuela Adami, Marco Sartore, Nicola Bragazzi, and Claudio Nicolini
The Role of π–π Interactions in the Charged Species Stabilizations of Conjugated Polymers for Nanoelectronics; Riccardo Narizzano and Claudio Nicolini
Octopus Rhodopsin for Nanobioelectronics; Eugenia Pechkova, Mikhail Ostrovsky, Oksana Nekrasova, Anastasia Shebanova, Victor Sivozhelezov, Michail Kirpichnikov, and Claudio Nicolini
Claudio Nicolini is life president of the Nanoworld Institute Fondazione EL.B.A., a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, honoris causa professor at Moscow State University, and editor-in-chief of the NanoWorld journal in Santa Clara (California, USA). He was chair of biophysics at Temple University (USA) and Genova University (Italy), chief editor of Cell Biophysics, science and technology advisor to the Italian prime minister, a member of the National Science and Technology Council Parliament, director of Industrial Consortia CIREF and Technobiochip, and president of Polo Nazionale Bioelettronica and Science-Technology Park of Elba Island. Dr. Nicolini has received several awards and prizes, authored 540 scientific publications (h-index > 42) and 30 books, and has 35 patents to his credit. His main scientific activities are focused on cancer research, biophysics, bioelectronics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology.