1st Edition

Nanotechnology-Enhanced Solid Materials Design, Synthesis, Properties, Applications, and Perspectives

    324 Pages 15 Color & 37 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    324 Pages 15 Color & 37 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume highlights the emergence and rapid development of nanotechnology-enhanced solid materials and the ways they have impacted almost every aspect of nanoengineering. The chapters explore the role of nanomaterials in industries in diverse applications, such as for insulation and reinforcement of composite materials. The book focuses on the design, synthesis, and properties of solid materials, presenting updated, practical, and systematic knowledge on the modification of nanomaterials. The topics include photovoltaic applications of solid carbons, mesoporous silica nanomaterials, smart biopolymer composites and polymer solids, graphene oxide as an emerging solid-based nanocomposite material, steady-state creep deformation, and more.

    1. Photovoltaics Applications of Solid Carbons in Molecular Forms
    K. V. Arun Kumar, P. Arjun Suresh, Greeshma Sara John, et al.

    2. Role of Carbon Nanotubes as Supported Metal-Nanoparticles Catalysis
    H. Akhina and Tressia Alias Princy Paulose

    3. Mesoporous Silica Nanomaterials and Porous Solids
    Lavanya Tandon, Vijender Singh, Aabroo Mahal, et al.

    4. Trends in Smart Biopolymer Composites and Polymer Solids with Multidisciplinary Applications in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
    Amir Gull, Raees Ul Haq, Mohd. Aaqib Sheikh, et al.

    5. A Computational Study of Metal Doped Silver Nanoparticle-Based Clusters
    Shayeri Das, Prabhat Ranjan, and Tanmoy Chakraborty

    6. Graphene Oxide as an Emerging Solid-Based Nanocomposite Material for Highly Efficient Supercapacitors
    Ranjit Debnath and Mitali Saha

    7. Applications of Recycled Solid Substances of Solar Photovoltaic Modules and Their Environmental Impact Analysis
    Manisha Sheoran, Pancham Kumar, Susheela Sharma, et al.

    8. Core-Shell Structure, Super Para Magnetism, and Functionalization of Magnetic Solid Nanoparticles and Their Application in Treatment of Wastewater
    Aditi Singh, Rajpreet Kaur, Anita Gupta, et al.

    9. Solid-State Carbon Nanotubes
    Mihai Ciocoiu

    10. CNT-Based Solid Composites for Water Treatment
    Rony Rajan Paul and Maria Mathew

    11. Investigation of Selected Anti-Bacterially Modified Micro/Nano-Polymers Using Cold Plasma
    Igor Novák, Anton Popelka, Ahmed Asanidezhad, et al.

    12. Steady-State Creep Deformation in Rotating Discs and Cylinders: For Macro to Micro/Nano-Scale Systems
    Savita Bansal and Satya Bir Singh


    Lionello Pogliani, PhD, is a retired Professor of Physical Chemistry. He received his postdoctoral training at the Department of Molecular Biology of the C. E. A. (Center d’Etudes Atomiques) of Saclay, France, at the Physical Chemistry Institute of the Technical and Free University of Berlin, and at the Pharmaceutical Department of the University of California, San Francisco, USA. He spent his sabbatical years at the Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, and at the University of Valencia, Spain. He has contributed more than 200 papers in the experimental, theoretical, and didactical fields of physical chemistry, including chapters in specialized books and a book on numbers 0, 1, 2, and 3. A work of his has been awarded with the GM Neural Trauma Research Award. He is a member of the International Academy of Mathematical Chemistry, and he is on the editorial board of many international journals. He is presently a part-time teammate at the Physical Chemistry department of the University of Valencia, Spain.

    Ann Rose Abraham, PhD, is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Basic Sciences, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kanjirappally, Kerala, India. She has research experience at various national institutes, including Bose Institute, SAHA Institute of Nuclear Physics, and UGC-DAE CSR Center, Kolkata, and she has collaborated with various international laboratories, such as the University of Johannesburg, South Africa; Institute of Physics, Belgrade; etc. She is a recipient of a Young Researcher Award in the area of physics in the year 2016. Dr. Abraham has delivered invited lectures and sessions at national and international conferences. During her tenure as a doctoral fellow, she taught and mentored students at the postgraduate level at the International and Inter-University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, India. She has co-authored many book chapters and co-edited books. She has a number of publications to her credit, published in many peer-reviewed journals of international repute. She has expertise in the field of materials science, nanomagnetic materials, multiferroics, and polymeric nanocomposites. Dr. Abraham was involved in teaching and also served as the examiner for the valuation of answer scripts of Engineering Physics at APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University. Dr. Abraham received her MSc, MPhil, and PhD degrees in Physics from the School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. Her PhD thesis was on “Development of Hybrid Multiferroic Materials for Tailored Applications.”

    A. K. Haghi, PhD, published over 250 academic research-oriented books as well as over 1,000 research papers published in various journals and conference proceedings. He has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. He is the Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering, published by IGI Global (USA), as well as Polymers Research Journal, published by Nova Science Publishers (USA). Professor Haghi has acted as an editorial board member of many international journals. He has served as a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC) and the Research Chemistry Center, Coimbra, Portugal. Dr. Haghi holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina (USA), an MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA), and an MSc in applied mechanics, acoustics, and materials from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France), and a PhD in engineering sciences from Université de Franche-Comté (France).

    Prabhat Ranjan, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechatronics Engineering at Manipal University Jaipur. He is working in the domain of energy materials, smart materials, computational materials science, and density functional theory since last 10 years. He has published more than 40 research papers in peer-reviewed journals of high repute and several book chapters in research-edited book. He has also edited many high-end research-based books. He has received the prestigious President Award of Manipal University Jaipur, India (2015); material design scholarship from the Imperial College of London, UK (2014); a DAAD Fellowship (2014); the CFCAM-France Award (2015) and President gold medal for excellence in research (2019), and best research award for various recognized international agencies. Dr. Ranjan has received several grants and also participated in national and international conferences and summer schools. He holds a bachelor of engineering in electronics and communication and a master of technology in instrumentation control system engineering from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, India, as well as a PhD in engineering from Manipal University Jaipur, India.