1st Edition


Edited By N. B. Singh Copyright 2023
    514 Pages 63 Color & 89 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    514 Pages 63 Color & 89 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Nanocomposites are composite materials that have dimensions less than 100 nm in at least one of their phases, offering a higher surface-to-volume ratio. They are high-performance materials, exhibit unusual properties, and are considered as materials of the 21st century. In this book, experts from the field discuss the basic concepts, synthesis, characterization, properties, and applications of nanocomposites. The book is helpful for researchers, professional engineers, students, and those associated with a variety of disciplines of both academia and industry in seeking an understanding of what has been recently done in the field and the challenges related to it.

    1. Introduction of Nanocomposites

    N. B. Singh

    2. Synthesis of Nanocomposites

    Amarpreet K. Bhatia, Shippi Dewangan, and Ajaya K. Sing

    3. Characterization of Nanocomposites

    Shippi Dewangan, Amarpreet K. Bhatia, and Ajaya K. Sing

    4. Carbon-Based Nanocomposites

    Sapna Nehra, Sapna Raghav, and Dinesh Kumar

    5. Core–Shell Nanocomposites

    Rekha Sharma, Sapna Nehra, and Dinesh Kumar

    6. Citric Acid-Assisted Inexpensive Semi-wet Combustion Synthesis and Characterization of Ultrafine LiFe0.95Ti0.05PO4 and LiFePO4 Polycrystalline Materials

    Laxman Singh, Dev Kumar Mahato, R. N. Rai, Ashok Kumar Gupta, and Youngil Lee

    7. Magnetic Properties of Nanocomposites

    Richa Tomar and N. B. Singh

    8. Optical Properties of Nanocomposite Materials

    Richa Tomar and N. B. Singh

    9. Dielectric and Ferroelectric Studies of 0.5Ba0.8Sr0.2TiO3.0.5CaCu3Ti4O12 Nano-composite Fabricated by the Combination of Solid State and Chemical Route

    Laxman Singh and Dev Kumar Mahato

    10. Dielectric Properties of Barium Titanate Nanocomposite

    Laxman Singh, Dev Kumar Mahato, K. D. Mandal, Narayan Singh, and Youngil Lee

    11. Nanocomposites and Their Sensing Properties

    Subodh Barthwal, Sumit Barthwal, and N. B. Singh

    12. Polymer Nanocomposites for Detecting Heavy Metal Ions

    Vinay Kumar Singh, Chandra Sekhar Kushwaha, and S. K. Shukla

    13. Use of Nanocomposites as Photocatalysts

    A. Suriya Prabha, N. Vijaya, R. Dorothy, T. Sasilatha, T. Umasankareswari, R. Keerthana, N. Renuga Devi, Susai Rajendran, and Gurmeet Singh

    14. Clay-Supported Titanium Dioxide Nanocomposites as Photocatalysts

    A. Suriya Prabha, N. Vijaya, T. Umasankareswari, A. Krishnaveni, J. Jeyasundari, R. Dorothy, T. Sasilatha, and Susai Rajendran

    15. Fractal Based Nanocomposite

    Sapna Nehra, Rekha Sharma, and Dinesh Kumar

    16. Bio-degradable Polymer Nanocomposites in Food Packaging

    Rizwana, Anand Bharadavaja, and S. K. Shukla

    17. Bio-inspired Superhydrophobic Nanocomposite Materials: Introduction, Design, and Applications

    Sumit Barthwal, Subodh Barthwal, and N. B. Singh


    N. B. Singh is a professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, School of Basic Sciences and Research, and Research Development Cell, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India. He has been the head of the Chemistry Department and dean of the Faculty of Science, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gorakhpur University, India. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, during 1973–1974 and has received the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt fellowship (Germany) in 1977. Prof. Singh has been teaching postgraduate and undergraduate classes in chemistry and materials science for the last 50 years and has worked at various universities in Germany. His main areas of research are materials science, solid state chemistry, cement chemistry, thermodynamics, and water purification.